1995 Ford Ranger Reviews from North America - Page 7 of 9

1995 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L V6

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired450 miles
Most recent distance66500 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

If you can't afford a full size truck this one does pretty well till you can

Faults:

The windshield wipers sometimes have a mind of their own coming on without being turned on and the intermittent wipers do not always work. Occasionally the windshield wipers come on fast with cleaner spraying, but do turn off as soon as you cycle the control.

Door open chime (which is very load and annoying) and dome light stay lit some times after closing the door.

Had a problem with the cam sensor, it was making a terrible squeaking racket and caused a check engine light.

General Comments:

Other than the above statements the truck has been great and done everything I wanted it to.

It has served well on around the town trips and longer road trips.

Pulled light loads without any problems.

The bed will hold a yard of dirt or mulch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2004

1995 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance241000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Very happy I bought it

Faults:

Number one problem. The dome light and door ajar chime do not go out. Sometimes it will stay on for over 30 minutes. Very frustrating when driving on the busy California freeways. Talk about wanting to commit road rage. Has anyone found a cure for this? Besides the dealer changing the door latches costing $ 500.00.

The windshield wipers come on whenever they want. I attribute it to my truck having a personality at this point. Wakes me up when I get tired driving.

General Comments:

This truck has been very dependable. I have definitely got my moneys worth out of it. I would definitely buy another Ranger. I would probably go with a bigger engine. But you can't beat the reliability of the 2.3L engine. A very strong, foul proof engine.

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

Review Date: 9th January, 2004

10th Jan 2004, 20:09

I have had almost the exact same problems with my ranger, as have others I know.

-The interior light, and door chime won't go off, (thus I've had to remove the bulb from the light)

-My wipers work when they decide to whether I need them or not. (Most of the time they won't when I need them most)

- As for the 4 cyl. engine goes, I think it's very dependable, but severely lacking power. This motor in my opinion is very inadequate for such a heavy truck. (My ranger is a long-bed, thus is a bit heavier)

After I found that several others had had these same problems, and my Dealer wouldn't do anything about them, I contacted the factory about it. I asked them why there wasn't a recall for such serious safety problems, and they refused any responsibility for the problem.

-My ranger had less than 30,000 miles on it when I contacted both the Dealer, and the Factory.

Had a Toyota that had over 260,000 miles on it when I gave it to my younger brother, I never had any problems mechanically, or otherwise from the time I bought it new, and even at 260,000 miles it still needed no oil between 3,000 mile changes. Also was still dependable enough to drive cross country.

You don't have to guess what I'll be buying next.

1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 liter 6 cyclinder

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 liter 6 cyclinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

A reliable and fun truck to drive!

Faults:

I had to put a new clutch in it when it at 105000 miles because the hydaulics system crapped out. The four-wheel drive sounds like it is getting stuck when I turn it on. I have had minor electrical problems, but nothing too serious. My check engine light on the dash goes on and off as it pleases and I have had the truck looked at and there is nothing wrong.

General Comments:

I am very happy with the 4 liter v-6.

It has more than enough power and it makes it fun to drive. I can rely on my truck day in and day out so far a.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2003

8th May 2004, 09:09

Whats the mileage on it?

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