1999 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 3.0 Flex Fuel from North America
An OK truck, but I'd rather have a Honda or Toyota
So far it's been several little things that have gone wrong. I've replaced the brakes more times then I'd like to count, believe 5-6. However that could of been due to the quality of brakes I've been buying and the shop putting them on.
I've had the same problems with the windshield wipers, where they go on and off at the slightest touch.
I also hear a clicking or pinging noise from time to time.
The factory CD player quit working on me, had to replace that with a after market one.
When I first got it the check engine light was on, and I had to leave the truck at the dealership for a total of 3 days for them to fix the problems. They fixed the problem once, and after having the truck for a half hour the check engine light came back on.
The windshield wipers were also giving me problems when I first brought the truck. The dealership was hesitant to fix the problems, I had my Mother call and the General Manager was more than willing to fix them now. I feel the dealership was trying to take advantage of me due to my age, 20 at the time.
The truck gets poor gas mileage, usually around 16-17 miles per gallon, but I could also just be used to the 28-30 miles per gallon I was getting from my civic.
The truck accelerates very slowly.
I'm afraid to push the truck for fear that it will break down.
There is very little room inside the truck, the ext. cab could be a little bigger.
It has a very poor turning radius, even for a truck.
The truck has lost it's value extremely quickly, and I'm now forced to keep the truck until it dies.
Overall this truck has been OK, however I wish I had kept my civic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th August, 2003