1988 Ford Ranger Base 2.0 liter from North America
Great little truck after I fixed all the problems
When I first got the truck, it didn't work at all.
I replaced the whole ignition system.
I replaced the fuel pump.
I replaced the battery.
I replaced the gas tank.
I replaced the fuel and all brake lines.
I cleaned the carb.
I replaced the rear brakes, which made no sense, I should've done the fronts.
I replaced the master and slave cylinders and lines.
I replaced all the fluids in EVERYTHING.
I replaced all the fuseable links under the hood and the dash.
No radio when I got it, which was very disappointing, but so was the truck.
Now this little 1988 2.0 liter 5 speed 2WD Ranger that I own is a real engineering marvel, after you literally fix EVERYTHING!
I traded my beat to snot 1986 Pontiac T/A for it and a 1993 Ford Taurus SHO, thinking I was getting a good deal; turns out, not so much. I ended up selling the SHO to pay for the parts for the Ranger, because I needed a truck for winter.
I spent countless hours under the hood and frame of this thing, tuning and fixing it. Oh and countless amounts of money, which is not something I'm happy about.
After spending all that time and effort I realized that I had myself a little tank. I could haul decent loads of wood and I never got stuck in the woods or in the winter. Maybe for the fact that I welded an 8.8 rear end posi and had some meats, but I'm just saying.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th May, 2010