1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6
One of the best small trucks that has ever been out on the market
I bought the truck with 150,000 miles on it, and paid 5,306 total, including inspection, registration, and plates.
The only thing that went wrong immediately was the alternator. The dealer replaced that for me under NYS Lemon Law.
The only other things I have done to this truck have been rebuild the back drum brakes, including replacing one wheel cylinder, and also a new battery. Other than that, this truck has ran great.
The performance of the automatic 3.0's suck. They have a lot of torque, but they lag on horsepower and get up and go.
My friend has the same truck, but his is a stick, and it can beat mine in a drag race. He has everything on his stock, other than a cherry bomb glass pack.
On my Ranger, I have put on an aftermarket cold air intake, and also have removed the muffler and put a straight pipe on it (kept the cats on). It doesn't sound ballsy at all; it sounds like a ricer, but oh well, it runs a lot better, and surprisingly I am saving gas because it has let up a lot on back pressure.
Overall, I recommend a Ranger to ANYONE who wants a smaller truck. I went from being a die hard Chevy guy to LOVING my FORDs! Rangers are excellent off road and small utility trucks. I have all terrain tires, and I have gone in places my friends 2500 Hemi with 33's can't!
I love my little truck. It's red, so it got the name RED SOLO TRUCK! Anyway, miles don't matter. Mine is still running strong with 154,000 on it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2013