1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L, 4 cylinder from North America
The most reliable vehicle I (or anyone in my family) have ever owned
My transmission blew without warning at 150,000 miles.
Currently, I'm experiencing some engine vibrations and knocking noises.
This truck has been very tough. I have used it as a ranch truck, and it has survived some very hot summers.
However, it doesn't seem to like gravelly or wet roads. The wheels tend to spin out.
I have had no problems with leaks or overheating. In the time I've had it, I have only had to add coolant two or three times.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st January, 2003
29th Oct 2004, 20:56
My 1994 Ford Ranger XLT has over 200,000 miles, still runs smooth, and I have only replaced the radiator once and replaced the clutch twice. Good job Ford! I'll hope to drive it another 100,000 miles.
3rd Nov 2008, 22:06
I have owned 3 Rangers; an 89, 91 and 94, all with the 2.3l, dual spark. It is a very trusting engine, that can take the high mileage, and if you change the oil more than regularly, you might get 300,000! About the worst you'll get is a bad alternator or leaky radiator! And tons of rust.
Also some of these trucks have a high idle problem while driving with no check engine light. Even experts cannot figure this out!! Just stick with the 5 speeds - less maintenance.
I also want to add the 83-92 Rangers had the best body design ever in Ranger history! They should have stuck with that style to this day!