1992 Ford Ranger Sport 2.9L
This truck is a mountain of crap
Frame rotted out, had to pay $1,000 to get it fixed.
Brake lines rotted out.
Passenger side windshield wiper stopped working.
Both rear cab mounts rotted out.
Door handles broke.
Engine runs great, but has smoke coming out of it sometimes.
Gas gage stopped working.
Gas tank straps rotted out.
Parking brake cable rusted and needed to be replaced.
The truck runs great. The small 2.9L has a lot of power and gets good gas mileage, at least with the 5 speed.
The truck is just so unreliable, it's crazy, and many of these problems are with all Rangers. I know about 10 people with Rangers from various years, and they all have many problems. I would recommend staying as far away from the Ford Ranger as you can, unless you're buying it brand new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th March, 2009
23rd Oct 2009, 11:46
I have owned three Rangers within 15 years. The inner door cable problem I have now is the first problem I've had. First a 1988 2.9l, 1992 4.0l, and a 2004 Supercab Ranger, also 4.0l, all automatics and 4x4.
12th Feb 2010, 19:17
Sounds like you bought a beat up/ abused truck.. You cannot negatively review a vehicle of that age based on repair costs.. Any vehicle that old will have some issues.. Yeah, the frames can get weak, and shackles can rot out, and yeah the door handles can have some problems.. but the same can happen to a Chevy, Dodge, or especially a Toyota.