1992 Ford Ranger Reviews from North America - Page 5 of 9

1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0 liter V6

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 liter V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Reliable truck with good price tag

Faults:

Very little has gone wrong with this truck, and anything that's gone wrong is simply just maintenance issues like changing the oil.

When I purchased the truck, there was a smell of gasoline coming from the front end, and that was simply someone not tightening down the fuel lines enough.

General Comments:

Comfortable ride, a friend slept in the jumper seats (he's 6'5")

Powerful for a 'compact truck'

Good gas mileage for a truck...Don't complain about truck's gas mileage if you want to drive them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2004

4th Mar 2005, 19:18

Hi there. I have a 92 Ranger STX 2wd X-cab. I agree, these older Rangers are very nice trucks. I'm glad that you like them.

I noticed while reading your comment that you had maintenence issues with the oil/gas, etc. I had a similar problem regarding the oil pan gasket leaking. It's going to be an easy fix, but it is a little costly, I'd say $500.

11th Apr 2005, 13:22

Hi, I have a 92 stx with the x-cab, 4.0 v6. I have 140000 miles on it and the only thing I've had to have done is a new clutch.

1992 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9 Liter V6

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.9 Liter V6 Manual
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles

Summary:

Awesome tough little truck!

Faults:

Put two mufflers on it (salt rots them out)

Valve cover gaskets at 67,000.

Brakes pads and rotors at 66,000 (original pads actually still had use in them, but were so rusty that they just fell apart when we took them off)

Tires at 67,000..orignal Firestone Radial ATX still had some wear left.

New hubs in the front end at 64,000 due to lack of lubrication which was caused by lack of 4 wheel drive use.

General Comments:

My dad bought this truck used in 1994 when it was 2 years old and it had 19,000 miles on it. Ever since hes owned it, hes kept it in very nice shape. He drove it daily to work and once in a while on trips. He has now given the truck to me as my first vehicle and I couldnt ask for anything better. I am totally obsessed with the truck now and I haven't let it get out in the rain and or salt in the last 2 years. The paint on it looks almost as good as it did when it came out of the showroom and I keep the wax right to it. The truck has almost no rust at all.. just one little bubble under the passenger side door. The underside of it is a bit rusty, but I plan on sanding it all down and repainting it this winter. Interior is in great shape and the bench seat is very comfortable and I love the way the truck sits. I have put a K and N air filter on it and a glasspack muffler to give it a little tone. I admit the 2.9 V6 is a little underpowered, but hey who needs to go fast. I'm not your average 16 year old and I don't beat the thing. I take great pride in this old truck and its in immaculate condition for the year it is. Not even broke in yet. Most people think its restored. I'd die for this truck and I'm never gonna sell it and ill keep it as long as I live.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2004

4th Dec 2007, 15:37

Dude, it's a truck. Trucks are not to be babied!

22nd Feb 2009, 09:45

I bought a 1992 Ford Ranger Custom for my first vehicle too.. it's got the 2.9 liter V6.

Motor seems to be quite strong, but I think mine has seen a winter or two, it's quite rusted and rotten underneath, but hey I just put about 10 cans of rust check and it passed inspection!

My trans is going, but the truck does have 365,000+ km's.

I'd say a great strong little truck!

24th Dec 2009, 17:29

Hey nice truck.. it's amazing mine's still going... 66657 miles.. 5sp with a bearing gone bad.. but still going keep it.. I'm gonna buy another, and yes that's true mileage.. sweet little trucks.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 37 reviews