1999 Ford Ranger Reviews from North America

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance154550 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

One of the best small trucks that has ever been out on the market

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 Flex Fuel

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Flex Fuel Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Good truck overall

Faults:

Replaced in the last 6 months:

Brake booster.

Master cylinder.

Right side ball joints.

Right side 4x4 hub.

Fan clutch.

Water pump.

Serpentine belt.

Blower motor resistor.

Alternator.

Fixed the oil pressure gauge.

General Comments:

I'm a Ranger fanatic. Currently own this 99 4wd and a 1994 Ranger 2wd with a 4 banger stick. The 4 banger just rolled over 200k and has no problems. This thing, however, has taken a big chunk out of my wallet. I know, I know, 100k is a bad point to buy any vehicle, because that's where things start to go bad.

As far as reliability, it's great. Never had this Ranger or any Ranger break down on me. (I've owned 6) So it's been nickel-and-diming me the past few months. I'll still give it a couple years to live up to my expectations.

As far as comfort, I like the extended cab, lots of room, and it's nice having both rear doors open. (Unlike Chevy, who are too cheap to put a 4th door on their extended cab S10's) The truck rides really nice, and has good suspension and great handling.

Performance wise, the 3.0 is pretty doggy. BIG difference between it and the 4.0. But it runs great and is bulletproof. Fuel economy isn't great, but isn't bad. I average 16 city/19 highway.

The stock sound system is good, all the power accessories work, and the door ajar light and dome light work like they're supposed to. (BY THE WAY, I have read several reviews that state that these things are a pain. Take some WD-40 and spray it in the door latches. That will take care of the dome light and door ajar light staying on all the time.)

Overall a decent unit, but as with every make and model out there, the newer they get, the cheaper they're made, and the crappier the outcome. I'll be buying older Rangers from here on out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2011

1999 Ford Ranger Base 3.0 V6

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance201000 miles

Summary:

Awesome first truck, and fun commuter car

Faults:

Well, the 4WD switch went out, the heat shield on the muffler fell off, the bracket that holds up the back part of the muffler fell off, and the muffler fell down on the floor. Now the muffler got twisted when I was hunting.

Fuel pump went out at 180,000 miles.

Engine is misfiring on 2 cylinders, and the gas mileage went down the crapper.

General Comments:

The truck is fun to drive and pretty reliable. Needs a wider wheelbase though.

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

Review Date: 12th November, 2010

12th Nov 2010, 21:10

I bet the gas mileage really would take a trip southward with the engine misfiring on 33 percent of its cylinders.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 58 reviews