All the plugs are clean. This was one of the most reliable cars I have owned. Stability control and side air bags are standard for 2010. General Comments: It has very good performance when considering the size of the engine and the weight of the truck. Replaced alternator, no problem since. By 200,000 miles, 4 cylinders had low compression and I had to replace the engine.
Gets pretty good fuel mileage, about 20-23 mpg. Runs good, looks good, just don't feel safe driving it. Took it to private mechanic, ball joints completely worn out. Even if you took thousands off its list price, the Ranger still would not be a bargain. Yes Review Date: 2nd March, 2008 Faults: Since I purchased the vehicle I have only had to replace the slave cylinder in the clutch system. A common problem that Ford has remedied with design changes.
One spring had the top leaf broke in half and was just rattling around. On hot days only it will start fine, pumping out cold air and then just stop send refrigerated air. Conclusion - Only buy this truck if you can get some kind of warranty, and if you start getting major malfunctions, it might be time for a new car. The Ford Ranger falls far short of modern pickup-truck standards. It has ran perfectly since I bought it and it has no signs of having any problems any time soon. And it has been a battle keeping it on the road.
Tune up performed, fixed problem. This is the last year for the Ranger. You can drive in reverse but it will stay applied when you try to drive forward. Faults: Nothing has gone wrong with the Ranger since I have owned it. Wipers go off by themselves, have for 3 years no matter what I do. Model year 2000 Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2007 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 4. It isn't flashy or quick, but it will start-up no matter how cold it is and it will get the job done.
I have the five-speed stick. Nearly 100,000 miles on stock plugs and wires, not too bad. Dealer says it is fine, yet light continues after paying them too much money to fix it! Luckily did not hit another vehicle. I bought this car used as a utility vehicle and owned it for 3 years and never had a single thing go bad on it. The site is not responsible for the mistakes made. The other springs top leaf was totally gone.
General Comments: I've had this truck now for nine months. The stereo in the truck also surprised me when I discovered how well it worked. The paint looks great, even though there are a handul of dents and scratches. I use it every winter and regularly travel in deep snow. The styling of the has always looked very sharp.
It won't make sharp turns. I have driven ford products for 43 years, have owned 5 Rangers bought them all used and never had any trouble with any of them. If you want a solid, dependable workhorse the Ranger is for you. I also had to have the valves rebuilt at 98,000 miles. I was glad to have bought my Ford Ranger.
Yes Review Date: 31st August, 2006. Yes Review Date: 24th August, 2008 Faults: 60,000 miles oil pan gasket leak. I can not say I have enjoyed this vehicle for the several years I have been driving it. An expensive kit is required to be installed in order to adjust the camber of the front wheels. I do know Fords are notorious for their electrical issues, but we've owned about ten Fords in the past twenty years, and never did any of them have major problems, with the exception of our 1997 Mustang's fuel pump failing 170k. Knew it had to be replaced. We used the Rangers as police units.
Yes Review Date: 2nd June, 2004. Once replaced, no problem since. The only problems we experienced was the usual wear and tear items; brakes and alternators. If you are big on reliability and quality this is the truck for you. It was given to me as a gift.
Faults: The usual wear and tear items such as brake pads and alternator. The Ford Ranger falls far short of modern pickup-truck standards. However, when it blows, it will blow multiple times within a short distance. Compact dimensions and a usefully sized bed are the Ranger's only pluses. This is one of Fords highlighted points.