2000 Ford Ranger Reviews from North America - Page 3 of 10

2000 Ford Ranger Base 3.0L V6

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance148000 miles

Summary:

Most reliable domestic pick-up truck made

Faults:

DPFE sensor replaced at 140K.

Cab bushing replaced on passenger side.

Coolant reservoir replaced due to leak.

Exhaust system completely replaced at 146k.

Drivers seat started to tear. This is common with the cheap vinyl cover ford uses on their base model seats (I ended up swapping them with seats from an XLT Ranger last month. They are much more durable and a lot more comfortable!).

General Comments:

This is a great economy truck. It's pretty stripped down and doesn't have anything fancy like power windows/locks.

Mine was fortunate enough to have A/C, which I heard is quite rare for the standard base package Ranger.

Gas mileage is good. 17-18mpg in town. I had a Magnaflow exhaust put on and my MPG was much better.

Even though my truck is only a 2wd, it surprisingly handles really good in bad weather. We had a bad ice storm last year, but a few sand bags and some chains, and I never got stranded.

My truck is a standard cab short wheelbase model, so there is more weight balanced towards the rear for better traction. It won't win any races against that hot rod or rice rocket by any means. Nor will you be picking up chicks in it. However if you want a reliable cheap pick-up, then consider a Ranger. My dad is a mechanic and he once had a 1998 Ranger with 310k in for a tune-up. As long as you maintain it, then it'll go forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2009

2000 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 3.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Very satisfied

Faults:

A crack in the windshield just days after I got the truck.

General Comments:

My truck was given to me by my father 3 days before he died. I drove the truck from Iowa to Arizona, then back to Iowa 2 days later for the funeral, then back to Arizona, 5400 miles total in less than a week. The only problem I had was during a dust storm in Arizona, the 3.0 just didn't have the juice to keep up to speed staying in passing gear for a very long time. With that exception, 18 mpg seemed pretty good to me and it was very comfortable.

With all the chrome, side-bars, push-bars and with the ram hood-scoop, it is a tough looking truck too. All in all, I love that truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2009

2000 Ford Ranger Sport XLT 4.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired144000 miles
Most recent distance144200 miles
Previous carFord F150

Faults:

The only thing that I have had to done with the truck is change the back brakes and the alternator when bad.

The air conditioner pump also went bad, but I'm not spending money on that.

General Comments:

It has amazing power. It will spin both easy. I beat a 1999 Ford Mustang with it. It also has amazing handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2009

2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 Ext Cab Sport 4.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Not trustworthy

Faults:

Transmission problems/transmission shifts hard from first & second gear. Fluids have all been changed at 145000 miles.

Runs good, looks good, just don't feel safe driving it. Constantly worried the trans could go at any time. Any suggestions?

General Comments:

This is a very nice truck. I just wish Ford would do a recall & fix the transmission, seeing how there seems to be a lot of people that own these Rangers with the same problem as I have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th January, 2009

13th Jan 2009, 06:57

I just hate it when high mileage used cars and trucks fail.

16th Aug 2009, 13:38

Automatic transmissions used in Rangers are plagued with problems. The manual transmissions are, from what I understand, bulletproof. You might be happier with a 5-speed, as long as it's driven properly.

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carChrysler Eagle Vision

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I've had this truck now for nine months. I have put 10,000 miles. on it. I have not had one thing go wrong with it. It handles excellent, has a nice smooth ride and it looks sharp. It rides a little better after I put the camper shell on. The little extra weight gives less bounce on their rear end. I have the five-speed stick. My only complaint, which I already knew about going into it was bad gas mileage. It got 15 to the gallon before and after the camper shell. I love this truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2008

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