1992 Ford Ranger 3.0 from North America
Great, and greater for those who work on and service their own vehicles!!
Clutch, a given with any manual with 250,000 miles on the transmission.
The brake caliper went out, and again, it's been through a lot of miles.
The truck is a great truck. It's been taken care of by previous owners. The truck itself has 263,000 miles on it, but the engine was voluntarily rebuilt after 200,000 miles without any previous problems.
I've worked on this truck twice. Once was to replace the slave cylinder, and while working on it I replaced the clutch. The clutch was slightly damaged from the pilot bearing disintegrating. I have no mechanical experience really, aside from changing oil, and was able to all that work over one weekend. I did have an uncle loan me his shop and occasionally oversee my work, but I found the experience rewarding! The truck has ran great ever since, and again, bear in mind the transmission had about 253,000 miles on it.
The second time I had to work on it was at 263,000 miles. The brake caliper had went out on the front passenger side. When I went to work on it, I was armed to the teeth with tools ready to tackle this job. When I got the tire off, I was surprised to find the caliper was held on by two pins that had to be hammered out. Upon removing the caliper, the brakes came of with ease, sliding out of their once compressed places. I had everything back on and ready to go with in an hour, and that's including the trip to the auto parts store!
The truck drives great, and with its 3.0 V-6 it has all the power and more that a small truck needs, and gets great gas mileage (about 20mpg).
In all, this truck is a GREAT truck, and even greater for those who prefer to work on and service their own vehicles. The only thing I wish is that it was 4wd.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th April, 2009