1992 Ford Ranger Reviews

1992 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0ohv from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 4.0ohv Manual
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 acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles

Summary:

It is a great reliable vehicle, getting good gas mileage along with good power

Faults:

My Dad replaced the alternator when he had it at 125000 miles.

I had to replace the transmission at 165000 miles.

I had to replace the starter at 175000 miles.

I had to replace the rear axle at 182000 miles.

General Comments:

The truck has very good acceleration, getting up to speed very quickly.

It also climbs hills with ease, which is very good in the Rocky Mountains where I live.

The 4.0 is unbeatable, starting on the coldest of days, and runs perfect, even with having almost 200000 miles.

The truck is very reliable and is very cheap to maintain. I would rather take this truck in the woods than any other truck, because I know this truck will keep on kicking and bring me home.

It is very good off road, and I have pushed its limits, tearing up a U joint last year while getting out of a ditch with 3 foot of snow in it. Well I got out by myself; just had to gas it hard

This truck is very easy to work on. My Dad and I have done all the tune ups and fixes on it, and it is a little tight in the engine, but I have seen much, much worse, so no complaints.

I also love the mileage I get. I can drive it like I like to drive, getting around 18 MPG in town, while still getting up to speed quick.

On the highway I get 22 MPG at 70mph, and around 24 at 55 in overdrive. I can't complain about the mileage at all.

It has some lack of comfort, due to a small cab with two small jump seats in the back.

It also lacks airbags, electric windows and locks.

But that is also the best part, it is simple: less to break = less to fix is how I look at it.

Overall this is a great truck, which I recommend to anyone who wants a reliable vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2013

1992 Ford Ranger Sport 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles

Summary:

A solid small pickup

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

It was poorly maintained by the last owner, I bought it cheap so I had a truck when I needed one. I have put about $500 worth of parts into it to get it to a decent drivable state.

The frame is in excellent shape for spending its life in the northeast, the body is good for its age. I sold my 77 F-100, it was more truck than I needed, this Ranger is a good size for me, just wish it was an extended cab.

Fuel economy seems rather good, not sure what I'm getting, but I would guess about 23-24.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th January, 2012

1992 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 3.0 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired300000 miles
Most recent distance400000 miles

Summary:

Great for work and play. Love it

Faults:

Replaced muffler system, new alternator, new tires, brake line, front end rod, and oil gauge never worked.

General Comments:

What I listed above is nothing. The truck is awesome, I love it. I paid $1800, put in not at 1 time, maybe $1.000. The truck has 400.000 miles, and still works and plays hard. Love mine. Two thumbs up for my Ranger.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2010

1992 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.3L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Summary:

A great little truck. Perfect for anyone

Faults:

Typical cosmetic wear/damage to interior and exterior.

Paint on hood and roof (mostly along the middle) is chipping/flaking off.

Driver-side door will not open from inside. (It did when I first bought it. It is a cable I haven't gotten around to replacing).

Reverse gear cage bearing failed, locking the transmission (approximately 150,000 miles). Repaired myself for $24.00 in parts and probably 4 hours work.

General Comments:

This truck is small but solid. Until the reverse-gear bearing failed, I had had no problems with it.

Easy to work on/maintain.

Decent on gas.

Inexpensive to repair (if doing the work yourself. I cannot comment on having it repaired by someone else.)

The extended cab is nice and allows you to substantially recline the driver and passenger seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2010

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 37 reviews