1993 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3 gasoline from Guatemala


Good for average carrying of stuff


The car was bought with several problems like the front suspension totally ruined, all 4 shock absorbers unserviceable, and the battery was too small for the car (which implies poor power and mileage).

General Comments:

I bought the car because it was a "bargain", but later it turned out to be in quite bad shape.

I needed a pick up to carry small loads from place to place, and hate borrowing or renting cars for the purpose; besides, we needed another vehicle in the house.

The car looks good and handles quite well, had to spend some good money fixing the suspension and shocks. Still haven't bought the battery, since haven't had the need to use it, but will definitely do it in the future.

The interior looks good for a car that age, and is very comfortable. Being a short bed pick up, it rocks like a wild horse on rough roads, but other than that, I'm happy with it.

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

Review Date: 19th August, 2011

1993 Ford Ranger XLT 2X4 2.3L from North America


Best birthday present ever!!!


My dash lights do not work.

When driving, when I proceed into fourth or fifth gear, the vehicle seems to lose some power.

Some alternator problems; just got a new one and it does not seem to charge.

General Comments:

Handles fairly well, and can get up and go. My uncle gave me this Ranger for my birthday, and I have been pleased with it so far. Although I need some advice?

I don't know if people can reply to these comments, but here is my question. My dash lights do not work. I had replaced the light bulbs and checked the fuses, and they still don't seem to work. Just wondering if anybody had any ideas what the problem might be. Thanks Guys.

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

Review Date: 8th July, 2010

8th Jul 2010, 14:30

You may need to take it to an auto electrician. If you've covered the basics then something else in the circuit is amiss. If ALL dash lights including the heater are not working, have a look at the lighting switch or if there is one, a lighting system relay. The wire that goes to the gauges may have become frayed or unsoldered.

8th Jul 2010, 14:39

I don't know if this helps you or not, but my 97 Altima's dash lights were doing the same thing. The alternator went one day, and when I replaced it, the dash lights worked.. If you changed the alternator and you're still not holding a charge, that usually means it's the battery.

1993 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 from North America


Fair at best, the tranny is a dog


Original transmission wasted by my late brother letting fluid leak from the rear tail-shaft seal. I inherited it, replaced the A4LD transmission and drove it for two years. Just had to have THAT transmission rebuilt. That was a $1620.00 ARG!

Seat on driver's side sagged badly on the outside edge, making you sit with twisted (tilted) hips. Replaced them with BOMZ Racing seats. Had to sledge-hammer them to make them comfortable, they were too restrictive.

Headliner sagged flapping on top of my head. I removed the liner and stitched it back up by hand, and reinstalled it.

General Comments:

The 3.0 is lacking power. GM's 3.0 and 3.1 were much more responsive.

The A4LD transmission is a weak and poorly designed unit in my opinion.

It does handle well for a truck.

The ride was car-like until I put Gabriel Gas Charged Shocks on it. Now much stiffer. I wish I hadn't.

Wish it was an extended cab, not much room for a suitcase on trips. If you're debating it yourself, GET THE EXTENDED CAB!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th June, 2010

1993 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3 4 cylinder from North America


Excellent daily driver, one of the best purchases I've ever made


Slave cylinder @ 110000.

Heater core @ 113000.

General Comments:

Awesome vehicle, extremely reliable.

Any bigger than me and the cab may be uncomfortable (I'm 6'1, 175lbs.)

Not crazy about the interior looks, but it has held up very well despite hot sunny summer days in the south.

My only complain is gas mileage, expected a little better for a 4-cyl (gets 25 - 27 mpg).

Never had to have an alignment, if tires are rotated in a reasonable amount of time they wear perfectly even. Put 95,000 miles on the last set!

Won't make the mistake of getting rid of this truck, my kids may end up learning to drive on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2009