1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 V6 from North America


Bulletproof and affordable


Clutch replaced at 125k. I have not had the truck in the shop except for the clutch replacement and new tires.

General Comments:

My last vehicle was a 93 Ranger. I had it in the shop 2 times in 275k miles. Once for a clutch and once to have fuel injection work.

The 99 has not disappointed either. Had a new clutch installed at 125k and that is it. I do the regular maintenance myself. Change oil every 6-8k using semi-synthetic oil and drive it everywhere.

I just hit 200k and it runs as good as day one. It always starts and never dies. The 4.0 engine is completely bullet proof. I am probably due for shocks but that is it. I have no doubt I will reach 300k easily and the thing still looks great. The paint still shines and no rust either.

You cannot go wrong with this truck. I would recommend to installed manually locking hubs ($100) for 99 and 00 models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2009

4th Mar 2009, 23:21

I had a 99 Ranger and I agree!! Great truck, good engine, transmission!! Could get a bit better gas mileage, but with no shop visits except routine maintenance, it's worth it and is one strong truck.

1999 Ford Ranger XLT Flareside Ext Cab Sport 4x 4.0L OHV from North America


This truck is not for people with little mechanical experience


Rear wheel brake cylinder gave out at 70,000 miles.

Replaced bad vacuum lock front hubs with AVM manual hubs.

I purchased the truck with cracked heads and had the upper engine rebuilt at 71,000 miles.

Exhaust was rotted out at purchase (due to the coolant in the exhaust).

The transmission's (5r55e) valve body blew out at 78,000 miles and I had the valve body replaced. That didn't fix the problem with the slipping though so the transmission was rebuilt at 79,000 miles.

Replaced faulty front wheel ABS sensor.

General Comments:

After repairing what was originally wrong with this truck and correcting Ford's screw ups, this has been a great truck. It hasn't left me stranded once. It fires right up and keeps on going. I have probably put too much money into this truck but I love it.

It's a fun truck to drive and work on. The interior it nice and is spacey with the rear jump seat delete option.

The 4.0 V6 gets up and goes, and it's put down to the pavement well with the 8.8 limited slip rear axle.

I have been happy with this truck so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2009

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 from North America


Almost perfectly designed and built


The windshield wipers are strange. They will come on at random, and have, on occasion, paused when running.

The dome light hasn't worked properly for some time now. I just set the switch between positions to turn it off.

The oil pressure gauge will jump when the vehicle is at idle and in a drive gear. Maybe a sending unit? It has begun to leak a lot of oil. Oh well, it's old.

Seems to go through batteries too fast.

Has lost an alternator, but what old car hasn't.

CD player hates me.

General Comments:

This truck is the most reliable and durable vehicle I have ever owned, and I hope to have it for another hundred thousand miles.

This Ranger has gone through the most terrible abuse from my mother and wife. It has been run on 1/2 quart of oil for awhile, and it runs and runs. Not a straight bit of metal left on the body, but no rust. Galvanized bed is a miracle innovation.

Ford couldn't have made a truck more suitable for any situation or usage than this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2009

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 from North America


As reliable and efficient as this is to drive, I don't plan to replace it for another 70,000 miles


The anti-lock brake sensor malfunctioned around 78,000 miles.

An oxygen sensor malfunctioned around 65,000 miles.

General Comments:

This truck was bought to hold me over for three years, but I've kept it for eight because it is extremely reliable, comfortable, and practical. After about 50,000 miles of driving it, the only thing wrong with it is a loose shift-pattern indicator on the gear shift knob.

Three other family members have purchased Ford Rangers, and none of us have had any problems with them, new or used.

The extended cab is okay for short trips, but excellent for storage. The area behind the front doors hinges out, making it easy to get into the seats or for placing groceries and tools. The extended cabs feel like they handle better on curves and over bumps as well.

Fuel mileage isn't a problem with this 6-cylinder vehicle. The truck averages 18 in city driving, and will reach 24 (sometimes 25) with highway driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2008