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.
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.