1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2.8L V6 from North America
Dependable strong little truck I would buy again
Brakes at 40,000.
Shocks at 45,000.
I am absolutely thrilled with my Ranger. My last car was a Corvette and the dealership had a heart-attack when I did a trade-in on a three-year old car that was worth more than the pick-up. They paid me to buy the truck.
This is my second Ranger, I had one in 1985. Neither vehicle has given me a lick of trouble. I am very diligent with the services and have the oil changed every three months mileage regardless. People bust on me for using the dealership for service but I do not see them as being any higher and my dealership is most reliable and very honest.
I have also owned an extended-cab S10 and found the interior space cramped and confining, not so with the roomy little Ranger. The heater is really quick to warm up, the stereo sounds great, the ride is very truck-like but the hauling capacity is fine. The only thing that doesn't still work is the lights in the radio, but that isn't Ford's product.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th November, 2008