1995 Ford Ranger Reviews from North America - Page 3 of 9

1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance285000 miles
Previous carNissan 2 X 4 Truck

Summary:

This is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned, bar none

Faults:

Windshield wipers come on and then go off without warning.

Dome light comes on and stays on for too long sometimes.

Door chime takes too long to off sometimes.

Transmission synchronizers are shot.

Headliner is rotting.

Replaced numerous heater control valves.

Paint is fading.

Speedometer and odometer have quit recently.

General Comments:

This is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned.

Leaks NO fluids at all.

Rear brake pads are original.

Starter original.

Water pump original.

Uses NO oil.

No rust.

Original battery lasted 10 years.

Very dependable and never has left me stranded.

Replaced clutch at 150000.

4.0 motor strong and this truck does not use any oil between changes at 5000 miles.

I like it so much, I just bought a used 99 Ranger with a 4.0 and only 57000 miles on it, and it's like new, one owner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2008

1995 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0?

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0? Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

For the age and type, I think it is an excellent inexpensive little truck

Faults:

Occasional door ajar/dome light/chimes issue. Has stopped within 3 or 4 minutes up till now - will use WD 40 as I just read it here.

Also, the check engine light is perpetually on - I hate that.

And the cruise doesn't work (checked fuses - OK).

Auto trans jerks when changing out - particularly in high gear.....

General Comments:

Truck was 13 years old when I bought it, so I was dubious in regard to the low mileage. Now I think I understand - someone unhooked the odometer to fix the chiming problem! I hope not.

The oil is clean and full after the last change 3000 miles ago.

Transmission (automatic) changes out at the right time, however I notice a certain roughness or jerk when it does. Having had a 1996 Ranger XLT 4 cyl manual trans that went kaput, this is a concern. A major expense for a single woman. I'd almost rather get another vehicle than to put that much money into such an old truck.

The check engine light is perpetually on - I am assuming some sort of emissions issue - and the cruise doesn't work - yep - checked both fuses referred to in the owners manual.

I'd probably seldom use it, but would like for everything to be working just the same - it's a girl thing I guess. Any tips?

And don't be gentle with me guys - one of my earliest memories is being behind the wheel of some old car - feet dangling inches above the floorboard - waiting for my father (sweating and swearing under the hood) to give the "bump the starter" command...

Oh, and I love to bass fish too... and look pretty darn good in my little black dress when I wanna... Thanks!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th May, 2008

1995 Ford Ranger

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Faults:

Dome light and door alarm stays on. Usually occurs in hot months (result below).

Also the odometer quit working 3 years ago; any input on resolving this problem?

General Comments:

Had the dealer replace the door switch at a cost of $102.00. The problem recurred. I used the previous recommended remedy of spraying WD-40 in door latch assembly. Problem resolved!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2007

1995 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab 4.0L V6

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance138388 miles
Previous carToyota T100

Summary:

Best money I have ever spent!

Faults:

Rear sliding window leaked water.

Rear leaf spring mounts rusted through at 120,000 miles.

Trans had to be rebuilt at 96,000 miles. Thought it should have been longer since I don't beat the truck.

General Comments:

Truck still has the original fuel pump, alternator, starter and exhaust system.

Not one oil leak off the engine.

Just recently did a compression test on all six cylinders; 150 lbs of squeeze in each cylinder.

Doesn't burn any oil at 138,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2007

1995 Ford Ranger XLT Long bed 2.3 gasoline

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.3 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles

Summary:

Great product

Faults:

Nothing major, alternator, starter all recently.

Been very reliable and fairly easy to maintain and fix.

General Comments:

Reliable, efficient truck. handles well for truck. Very slow, but very fuel efficient. Would buy one again easily.

Transmission is very easy to shift and drive

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2007

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 31 reviews