1996 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 from North America
The best truck ever made!
Nothing serious, just average wear and tear.
At 200,000 miles, I had to change the MAF sensor. (90 dlls repair).
At 218,000 miles, I had to change the U joints. (80 dlls repair)
This truck has been fantastic since the day I got it. It still has lots of power, I got it because I needed a small reliable truck for my work.
Today I just got back from a long delivery trip, from El paso TX to Denton Ohio, and then went back to San Antonio TX, and this truck took me everywhere, no problems, just pump gas and that's it. Sometimes I almost got 100 mph on long straight roads and the truck still feels solid.
The gas consumption is great for an old and high mileage V6.
This Ford Truck is a rock, this one is a keeper.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd July, 2006
5th Dec 2006, 11:41
Your experience pretty much mirrors mine. I bought my first Ranger (an XLT 4-cylinder 5-speed) in '92. I've owned 3 since then. They have all been driven VERY hard, used off road and for camping. I have never been easy on my vehicles (though they are maintained very meticulously) and the Rangers are the absolute toughest little trucks on the road. Take care of the oil changes and recommended maintenance and 300,000-400,000 miles is not at all out of the question. I can't advise you on any problem areas because none of my Rangers ever had even ONE problem.