1994 Ford Ranger SUPERCAB XLT 4.O from North America


A great little truck, that keeps on going


Manual transmission leak at 30,0000 miles. Leak fixed by Ford and then leaked again after warranty.

Power window motor on drivers side door became loose at 100,000 miles.

Radiator was replaced at 166,000.

Had small pin hole leaks in it for a few years.

Intake manifold gasket had to be replaced at 166,000 miles.

General Comments:

My 1994 Ranger Super cab XLT has been one of the most reliable trucks I have ever owned.

I am the original owner of the Ranger.

It was special ordered with the 5 speed manual transmission and with the 4.0 motor.

It was also ordered with the heavy duty tow package.

Over the years this Ranger has towed and pulled a 21 foot boat that weighed over 2400 pounds.

It has towed numerous trailers for small jobs... like moving.

Over the years I have added a shell and custom lumbar rack on it.

Overall reliability and and power have been exceptionally impressive.

It still handles like a small car and the ride is still very comfortable.

Brakes were replaced after 100,000 miles.

Spark plugs also went over 100,000 miles before replacing.

I have never replace the shocks. The original ones are still fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2004

20th Oct 2005, 18:14

I'm looking into buying this truck. Same model...

Any problems with that 5spd coupled to the 4.0? Do you think the tranny can handle the engine?

If I do get this truck, I can't wait to drive since I love manuals, the joy of revving it, slipping the clutch, and letting the power flow through the rear wheels. Sweeeet...

14th Sep 2006, 19:45

You just do exactly that and you are going to need a new clutch soon!!!.This is a 4L engine not your 1.5L Honda toy.

1994 Ford Ranger from North America


Extremely reliable


Tail pipe rusted so badly it just fell off.

Speedometer bounces around after 55mph.

No pickup at all on highway or up hills.

Shocks go very easily.

General Comments:

In general, this car is very reliable. At 133k miles it has never needed a repair to the engine or transmission (I know the previous owners).

The paint is still shiny and brand new looking, all though the interior wore very quickly and now looks very dumpy, requiring seat covers.

Shocks need to be replaced quite frequently.

Only get 12mpg though, very bad especially with the current gas prices.

Overall in reliability, it's great. I haven't had to do even one mechanical repair since I've gotten it.

It's very small for space inside, but it runs like a dream!

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

Review Date: 6th June, 2004

1994 Ford Ranger splash 3.5 from North America


Cute truck


The window roller on the drivers side keeps falling off. but it's an easy repair.

General Comments:

Hardly any room for a nice sound system. but you can work with it.

Wish there was more room for friends.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2004

1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 from North America


One of the two best vehicles I have ever purchased


Only the brakes have been replaced. These are expected wear items.

The original radio/cassette failed after 5 years/50K miles; the cassette player was eating tapes.

General Comments:

The 4.0 engine continues to run strong with not a hint of trouble. I selected this engine over the 3.0 because of the location of the oil filter, a whimsical, but lucky choice.

The exhaust, shocks, and battery show no signs of needing replacement... amazing when I think back to my 1987 Ranger.

I recently had the 4WD service done to the transfer case, front axles, etc. This was a bit overdue. There has never been a hint of trouble with the push-button shifting or automatic locking hubs.

The original tires (265R/16, Wilderness AT) lasted 65,000 miles; again quite acceptable. I replaced them with Cooper tires; a good value.

I replaced the original radio/cassette player with a JVC radio/cassette/12-CD player from Crutchfield. This was a noticeable improvement in sound quality.

What would I like different? I wish my truck had an automatic transmission, air conditioning (sometimes), and power windows and door locks.

All-in-all, I would buy this truck again in a heartbeat. While new trucks and SUVs look appealing (and I can afford one), I can't see getting rid of something strong and reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2004