2000 Ford Ranger Reviews from North America - Page 10 of 10

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 liter

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance26000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

Good for the price

Faults:

The front seal on my transmission started leaking at 26,000.

I tured the stearing wheel without the motor running and the power steering fluid got air bubbles in it, and made it seem like the front end was shaking.

That is all that has gone wrong with it so far.

General Comments:

This truck has plenty of pulling power and take off power.

There is a lot of room behind the seat, but it's hard for three full grown adults to fit in the cab.

You can't haul very much in the bed cause the leaf springs are weak so it will squat pretty bad.

You can tow a pretty good load on a trailer though.

It's a pretty good truck for the price.

But I still wish I had an F-150 with the 5.4L V8.

My dad has a manual transmission in his 2001 Ranger with the same motor, but I think mine has more power than his.

His might have less power than mine because his is an extended cab which makes his truck longer than mine, which means less horsepower gets to the ground, but I thought I'd mention that, it may help someone when buying a Ranger.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2001

2000 Ford Ranger XLT V6

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance64000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

High performance and comfort

Faults:

Clutch went out.

Power windows quit working.

General Comments:

This car, the 16v, is the best car I have ever driven.

Handles all driving conditions with ease. This car is spectacular.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2001

7th Sep 2005, 12:24

I have a 2.5 liter Ranger and I can't say that it is HIGH performance whatsoever nor is it comfortable. It feels like riding on 2x4s atfer a short amount of time. It has a manual transmission with the overdrive that I absolutely can't stand. It has poor acceleration in it and makes it very dificult to pass other cars. I'm very disappointed with this truck and will never own another one ever again. I can even drive with the AC on for crying out loud!

16th Mar 2008, 16:11

How did the clutch go out when it is an automatic?

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 36 reviews