2000 Ford Ranger Reviews from North America - Page 4 of 10

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L V6

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Reliable mid-sized/compact truck

Faults:

60,000 miles oil pan gasket leak. Took dealer a week and a half to replace under warranty. Once replaced, no problem since.

60,000 miles ball joints replaced. Common Ranger/Explorer problem. Dealer said it was "in my head" and refused to replace under warranty. Took it to private mechanic, ball joints completely worn out. Replaced ball joints, and they are greased at every oil change. No problem since.

80,000 alternator starts to die approximately 50 miles from my home. Got home no problem, and started up in 20 degree weather with little relative problem. Replaced alternator, no problem since.

97,000 foam in driver's side seat begins to wear.

Check engine light goes off at 98,000 miles. Scanned codes, cylinder 6 misfire. Tune up performed, fixed problem. Spark plugs show normal wear, no sign of any problems. Increased performance. Nearly 100,000 miles on stock plugs and wires, not too bad.

General Comments:

This is my second Ranger, and will definitely not be my last. Since it was a used fleet vehicle when I purchased it, I cannot be sure of how it was maintained and/or abused. Everything that went wrong is normal wear and tear, and despite everything it has never left me stranded on the side of the road.

As stated before, this will not be my second Ranger, unless I decide to upgrade in size and move on up to a F250 Diesel.

My only real complaint with this truck is the dealer I purchased it from.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2008

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 FlexFuel

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 FlexFuel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50008 miles
Most recent distance65498 miles
Previous carGMC Safari

Summary:

Satisfied with power, economy, and 4X4 capabilities

Faults:

Since I purchased the vehicle I have only had to replace the slave cylinder in the clutch system.

General Comments:

Generally the truck is reliable and I was impressed with the capability of the four-wheel-drive. The fuel economy is pretty good, at about 19mpg city/23mpg hwy; with a 3.0 V6 that's not too bad. I was glad to have bought my Ford Ranger. And to any of those who have tons of problems with their Ford automatic transmission, try a 5 speed manual. Automatic transmissions are a joke!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2008

2000 Ford Ranger cab plus 3.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carMazda B4000

Summary:

Twin to the mazda

Faults:

Temp control heater valve, cleaned # 2 bank O2 sensor.

General Comments:

Comfort is great, rides good for a truck, but has so so gas mileage. could be better for a 3.0 cold a/c. If you are buying one good for the 4.0 its worth the extra money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2007

2000 Ford Ranger XLT V6 Flex Fuel

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Flex Fuel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35500 miles
Most recent distance48500 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Dependable, reliable truck

Faults:

Absolutely nothing. I bought this car used as a utility vehicle and owned it for 3 years and never had a single thing go bad on it. I would definitely give it an A+ for reliability.

General Comments:

This car won't accelerate or stop quickly. It won't make sharp turns. It will run forever. This was one of the most reliable cars I have owned. If you want a solid, dependable workhorse the Ranger is for you. It isn't flashy or quick, but it will start-up no matter how cold it is and it will get the job done. If you are big on reliability and quality this is the truck for you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2006

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Great truck for the price

Faults:

This is actually my brother's truck. He bought it while in training in Arizona. He bought the truck with around 50000 miles or so. It is a 4.0L extended cab 4 by4.

So far nothing has gone wrong with it.

General Comments:

Great 4wd.The autolocking hubs still works fine. My brother made a 2500-3000 mile trip from Arizona to Ky with no problems. Then to N.C. and back to Kentucky again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2006

11th Jun 2006, 13:18

Meant back to KY. Sorry.

2000 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 2X4 4 door 3.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Overall reliable truck

Faults:

2nd gear shift solenoids in the auto transmission: cost $500.

General Comments:

Great truck. Minimal repairs. The mileage could be better. Only get 20 mpg. The mid-sized v-6 lack power for the mileage. My previous Ranger got 27 mpg with the 4 cylinder, 5 speed, which had nearly as much power as this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2005

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