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Great truck
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By Steve
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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For the price, you can't beat this truck. I've put 145K miles on mine and haven't had a problem yet. I have the 4.0L and the power and pick up is great, I can get around traffic with ease. It makes a good sleeper if you're going against GTI's, Civics and the like. Insurance and maintenance costs are cheep. It's half the price of the Taco's. Decent ergonomics, definitely go for the bucket seats. You can use parts from the 95-01 explorers to give you an over head console with a temperature gauge, leather seats, etc. Overall, the greatest truck on the market.


Best Features

Power


Worst Features

4 real doors


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Very good bargain
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By cecild
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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Use it to deliver pizzas 30 hours a week for almost 2 years. Almost all miles city driving. Despite me having the 4 cylinder and 2wd I did alot of stupid things every weekend in the mud with the truck and it refused to break down. The interior may be akward for someone over about 6 feet tall. Could get better mileage for a 4 cyl. but is not bad. Surprisingly powerful for a 4 cylinder but will not blow anyone off the road by any means. I also use it to tow a small john boat once or twice a week in the summer and will load the bed to the top in ice/hot dogs for work and still performed well. Would suggest this truck to anyone who wants a small pick up for work or play. Trucks a good bargain.


Best Features

Performed well even with alot in the bed.One of the funnest thing to drive. Very reliable.


Worst Features

None just wish i had power windows/lock 4wd and the 4.0l but i cant knock a Ford for that b/c i bought the 2wd 4cyl.


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great truck
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By trodome
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4dr SuperCab 4WD (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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this is really a great truck - only had one small problem so far and to replace the fuel pump - other than that not bad does great in the snow and also great for towing - this is my second ranger my other was a 96 which was smaller and had a 4 cylinder - i wanted more power


Best Features

power windows - cruise control


Worst Features

better milage


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My Ranger is no more
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By heeler
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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This was my second Ranger. My first was a 1992 single cab XLT with a then 100 h.p. weak 2.3 engine with a 5 speed manual. Very good truck for what it was. Bought my 02 at the end of the model year and paid 14,000 before tax for a loaded supercab. Very reliable truck that in it's life only needed front brakes at 73k,two serpentine belts,two batteries,and finally at 92k the power steering pump started leaking and was replaced. Oh yea and at 65k one of the rear turn signal bulbs burned out. Usually would get 18-19 mpg's going to and from work and 21 mpg with the cruise set on 77 mph. The 3.0 liter engine coupled with the 5 speed auto is great. Last week I totaled her. So sad.


Best Features

Price along with features such as a great stereo/cd,cruise, power windows, locks, fuel economy, and super reliability. What more can you ask for?


Worst Features

Make cab space behind the front seats easier to load objects into. Bring back the fuel efficient 3.0 liter v-6! The 4.0 drinks way too much gas for city driving.


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Happy trucker!
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By happy trucker
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had my truck for nearly four years, and have absolutly no complaints. This car is very reliable. Other than the regular maintenance, I have not had to put any more money into this car. I would recommend this car to everyone, especially new drivers. It makes an amazing first car.


Best Features

I love the roominess. I am a tall person and feel very comfortable.


Worst Features

The only improvement I would suggest would to put a little more room for the seats in the back. It is big enough for young children, but uncomfortable for a grown person.


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