1994 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6 from North America
Extremely reliable and well built vehicle
Transmission went out at about 85,000 miles (was under extended warranty).
Thermostat replaced at 115,000.
Brakes replaced at 125,000 and 182,000.
Power window motor went out 150,000.
The reclining lever on the driver's seat broke, so the seat does not stay up very well.
I took terrible care of this car for the last 7 years, just kind of waiting for it to die so I could get a new one, and it never has.
I rarely changed the oil, never got tune ups, basically did nothing in the way of maintenance, but it kept starting and running fine.
It developed its share of nuances (such as being hard to get in gear during spring when the weather changed), but was always drivable.
If I had kept better care of the truck, it would be doing even better than it is now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2011