1999 Ford Ranger Reviews - Page 7 of 14

1999 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 2.5 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Overal well balanced work/play truck

Faults:

Transmission synchro for 3rd gear failed at 15,000 miles.

Wipers come on sometimes by themselves.

Has a misfire when cold that 2 separate Ford dealers and myself cannot find.

Suspension squeaks.

Interior lights stay on from time to time.

Rear axle let go at 105,000 miles.

General Comments:

Overall a great truck for the money if your willing to overlook it's quirks.

Truck is a decent commuter with great gas mileage and fine looks. The 4 cylinder model is light on power when there is a load in the bed. My 1993 Ranger with a 4 liter V6 had more then enough power to tackle boats, loads of gravel and hill climbs.

This truck seems to be suffering from gremlins that most other Rangers do not have to deal with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2006

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Distance when acquired45850 miles
Most recent distance132700 miles

Summary:

Reliable if you maintain her.

Faults:

Rear Oxygen sensor, 60000

Transmission Pilot Bearing, 128650

Front Brakes Rotors, 131800.

General Comments:

My truck is pretty darned reliable. All I have to do is maintain her regularly. I change her oil every 3000 or 3500 miles and flushed her radiator once. I got her with some seat-springs broken which have made a "hole" on the bottom of the backrest. Cool little pillow and she's good as new! As long as I treat her good (maintenance), She treats me good (runs).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2005

1999 Ford Ranger Sport Stepside XLT 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Great truck, just treat it right!

Faults:

I had a rocky start, first a ball joint went.

Shortly after, the oil started to leak and I had to replace the rear main seal and the oil pan seal.

Finally, the rear brake assembly on the driver's side needed to be replaced.

Overall, I feel most of the problems with the truck were my fault for driving it a little too rough. I have since tamed my driving habits and the truck runs great.

General Comments:

Has a rebuilt title.

Dealer was awesome with repairs and charged me half price on everything he did!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2005

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 6V from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 6V Don't Know
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles

Summary:

Overall very good vehicle

Faults:

Water pump has gone out. Dash has started to peel. Also I have some type of front end problem not sure what though. Tires worn to rim.

General Comments:

The truck is overall very good, but seems to get hurt to much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2005

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18600 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

My Ranger was a work horse that took plenty of abuse, but is still going strong to this day

Faults:

At 70000 miles a fuse went out that controlled the 4x4 system, easy fix.

At 98000 miles the parking brake got stuck on, the dealer said it was rusted shut due to only using it once every 2 years. I was satisfied with the explanation.

Oh yeah, other people list this as a problem, but free tires at 66000 miles from Ford for the wilderness AT recall was a blessing.

General Comments:

I Drove this truck through college, and I drove it hard. 60 mile a day round trip to my summer work and a long distance relationship helped pile the miles up.

Being in college and the RANGER being my first vehicle I owned, I slacked on all maintenance and it kept going.

On 2 different occasions I drove the vehicle through a 2 state snow/ice storm in 4x4 (over 250 miles) and nothing has ever failed.

Downsides, no cruise control! (my fault) and its kind of noisy at high speeds, otherwise nothing. It took my abuse from 18600 miles to 90000 miles, now my sister owns it and has had no troubles to 110000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2005

12th Mar 2008, 10:48

I have a 1999 Ford Ranger XLT Super-cab. I bought it new with 7 miles on it. It now has over 222000 miles on it and nothing has been done to it besides replacing the clutch and slave cylinder at about 110000 miles, and a few emissions components along the way. It still runs and drives very well.

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired81347 miles
Most recent distance82945 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Well built and comfortable

Faults:

None so far it has been a super truck.

General Comments:

Of all the GM's I had the only vehicles I found to perform best where fords, and yes I used to hate fords, but to be honest they are the best cars I ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 60 reviews