1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 from North America


One of the best small trucks that has ever been out on the market


I bought the truck with 150,000 miles on it, and paid 5,306 total, including inspection, registration, and plates.

The only thing that went wrong immediately was the alternator. The dealer replaced that for me under NYS Lemon Law.

The only other things I have done to this truck have been rebuild the back drum brakes, including replacing one wheel cylinder, and also a new battery. Other than that, this truck has ran great.

General Comments:

The performance of the automatic 3.0's suck. They have a lot of torque, but they lag on horsepower and get up and go.

My friend has the same truck, but his is a stick, and it can beat mine in a drag race. He has everything on his stock, other than a cherry bomb glass pack.

On my Ranger, I have put on an aftermarket cold air intake, and also have removed the muffler and put a straight pipe on it (kept the cats on). It doesn't sound ballsy at all; it sounds like a ricer, but oh well, it runs a lot better, and surprisingly I am saving gas because it has let up a lot on back pressure.

Overall, I recommend a Ranger to ANYONE who wants a smaller truck. I went from being a die hard Chevy guy to LOVING my FORDs! Rangers are excellent off road and small utility trucks. I have all terrain tires, and I have gone in places my friends 2500 Hemi with 33's can't!

I love my little truck. It's red, so it got the name RED SOLO TRUCK! Anyway, miles don't matter. Mine is still running strong with 154,000 on it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2013

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 Flex Fuel from North America


Good truck overall


Replaced in the last 6 months:

Brake booster.

Master cylinder.

Right side ball joints.

Right side 4x4 hub.

Fan clutch.

Water pump.

Serpentine belt.

Blower motor resistor.


Fixed the oil pressure gauge.

General Comments:

I'm a Ranger fanatic. Currently own this 99 4wd and a 1994 Ranger 2wd with a 4 banger stick. The 4 banger just rolled over 200k and has no problems. This thing, however, has taken a big chunk out of my wallet. I know, I know, 100k is a bad point to buy any vehicle, because that's where things start to go bad.

As far as reliability, it's great. Never had this Ranger or any Ranger break down on me. (I've owned 6) So it's been nickel-and-diming me the past few months. I'll still give it a couple years to live up to my expectations.

As far as comfort, I like the extended cab, lots of room, and it's nice having both rear doors open. (Unlike Chevy, who are too cheap to put a 4th door on their extended cab S10's) The truck rides really nice, and has good suspension and great handling.

Performance wise, the 3.0 is pretty doggy. BIG difference between it and the 4.0. But it runs great and is bulletproof. Fuel economy isn't great, but isn't bad. I average 16 city/19 highway.

The stock sound system is good, all the power accessories work, and the door ajar light and dome light work like they're supposed to. (BY THE WAY, I have read several reviews that state that these things are a pain. Take some WD-40 and spray it in the door latches. That will take care of the dome light and door ajar light staying on all the time.)

Overall a decent unit, but as with every make and model out there, the newer they get, the cheaper they're made, and the crappier the outcome. I'll be buying older Rangers from here on out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2011

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L 4 cylinder from Guatemala


Rugged, basic, and reliable little truck that can go anywhere!


Clutch was changed twice at 80k; the second time was because of low quality clutch plate.

There has been some rain leaking in from the driver's window and back window, but that was easy to fix with window silicone.

Rear lights kept going out due to a short circuit.

The locks of the car can be easily opened with other keys, which bothers me a little bit. Shhh, don't tell anybody :)!

Shocks and some other suspension parts were changed at 89 K; before that it was unstable, and made squeaky noises.

General Comments:

Super reliable light truck! Love it!

Very tough, I have taken this car so many times off-road, even though is not a 4x4, and it has handled great as long as it has some weight on the back.

The 2.5L engine is semi-good in gas mileage, but lacks a little power, especially on regular gas.

This car is overall very good, rugged, and basic.

It's mildly comfortable, but can be tiring for longer trips.

Headlights are great; it has the best visibility of all the cars I have ever had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2011