1990 Ford Ranger 2.3 from North America
Best truck ever made!!!
Bought it from my brother. And he dogged it and drove it into the ground.
I had to change the oil (of course), all the hoses, and did a full tune up, and the big things; throw out bearing, clutch disk, pressure plate, u-joints, rear axle, and that's it.
My brother raced this thing every day, he didn't care about it. So that's why it had these problems.
I love the damn truck, it's been through hell and back, and is still going!!! It's a great truck. And everybody should get one if they want a perfect truck!
I'm not even a Ford fan, but I still love it haha.
If somebody wants a good Ranger, the 2.3 is the way to go! The 2.3 is not a power house, but it's as reliable as the 300 6cyl, if not better!
The reason I bought the truck was because I use to have a 94 Ranger, and I put over 400k miles on the thing and it wouldn't break! I sold it and bought a 92 Civic with 62k miles, and the Civic was not dogged. I bought it from a 83 year old man, and he was the original owner and he maintained the thing on time every time, and I did not dog it either, and it was still falling apart.
So if you do want a great truck, get a Ranger with a 2.3. They will keep going and going and going. My brother changed the oil every 8000-12000 miles, and he didn't care for it, and it still runs like a top!!! The 2.3 engine is a 10 out of 10!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th July, 2010
4th Sep 2010, 16:09
Well I still own this truck, but wow it has went downhill fast. It has a electrical problems now, I had to replace everything in the brake system. I had to replace the 5spd trans too, because somehow a gear messed up and came thru the bottom. I had to put a starter on it, and now it has a major oil leak.
6th Sep 2010, 11:59
Sounds like it is your brother's fault, not the Ranger's.
20th Oct 2010, 22:45
Update: well the Ranger died last night, the brake booster some how messed up, and I couldn't stop, I rear ended a dump truck that was stopped, I was going 40 MPH, but I now know that Rangers are safe, I'm happy to be living right now.