1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3
Good bargain truck
The heater core had a leak. To replace it, the whole dash has to come out on this model. Talk about a pain. The replacement heater core then started to leak after only 10,000 miles.
The clutch slave and master cylinder both went out. I changed the throw out bearing and clutch plate at the same time. The master cylinder CANNOT be bled on the vehicle. It must be bled ahead because of the angle.
I cannot believe no one else has mentioned the common windshield wiper fantom on this truck. They come on whenever and where ever the want.
The truck has always run rough. The dealer says its normal?
Good overall performance for a 4 cylinder. I should have bought the 6 cylinder.
Seats and interior are good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th April, 2003
20th Jun 2003, 15:37
First of all I love my Ranger! I too have a Ranger that decides it's time for the windshield wipers (sometimes the washer) to come on. It's not a problem for me, I think it's sort of funny. My Ranger Extended Cab is very comfortable although I find it difficult to reach into the back for things I need, especially from the drivers side. The 60/40 seats are comfortable and the ride is as good as one can expect from a truck.
2nd Oct 2003, 11:53
I know what you mean about the windshield wipers coming on. I will be driving down the freeway and all of a sudden the fluid and wipers will come on for a few seconds then go back off. I believe that it is in the multi-function switch. I've never had it replaced. I just chalk it up to another personality my little truck has. :)
24th Oct 2003, 19:32
I'm from Brazil, and have a 96 V6 Ranger with 56.000 miles
I'm very happy with the truck. Power comes in good shape
I have no word against.