2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 offroad 4.0L from North America


This is the best truck value, but the worst dealer service


This is going to get a frown and the truck does not deserve it, the dealerships do. When I bought the truck I had the clear bra put on the front. Well about a year later the paint peeled. When the dealer put the bra on, they cut my paint with the razor. I took it in and they fixed it, or so I thought. It was back in four more times because it had over spray all over it, the windows leaked, the weatherstripping fell off and the interior was not put back properly, it was warped and missing clips. I also had them check the noisy u-joints and they said that is was normal. Well I took it to another dealer for an engine noise and they replaced the drive shaft! I took it in again for the engine noise and finally got an answer. The service manager said that 4 liter motors have weak oil pressure on start up, but it would be fine. I believe him because I know tons of people who have the 4 liter in their trucks and they all make noise and they all go over 250,000 miles. But I do love this truck it is the service that is making me think twice about buying another one. I think my next one will be an older Ford truck.

General Comments:

This truck, like my other Fords, has been bulletproof. I live in Colorado and the truck is either off road, towing cars and motorcycles, being drag raced, whatever, it does not have an easy life. Yet it excels at everything. It wheels better and has way more power than my friends ZR2 and yet when we take it on long trips, it is very comfortable. If I don't need to get a full sizer, I'll keep this one forever. Just don't by it for the ride or the gas mileage and you'll be golden.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th July, 2002

27th May 2004, 04:16

I drive a 2000 ranger four wheel drive, and despite the minor problems that I had after receiving the truck it has risen to every situation. I live in south east Arkansas and we play in a lot of mud, and do a lot of off road riding. I am the only Ford Ranger that goes out so I'm constantly competing. My ranger surprises them all the time. I'm just glad there other people out there beating there Rangers into oblivion.

31st May 2006, 22:39

I have owned a ford ranger since 2001, My first one was a 98 2 wheel drive that I drove the wheels off and didn't have a problem with it, in fact that truck saved me from serious injury when I totaled it, It could have been a lot worse then it was. I have just purchased a 2003 4x4 that I am expecting the same out of.

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 liter from North America


Good for the price


The front seal on my transmission started leaking at 26,000.

I tured the stearing wheel without the motor running and the power steering fluid got air bubbles in it, and made it seem like the front end was shaking.

That is all that has gone wrong with it so far.

General Comments:

This truck has plenty of pulling power and take off power.

There is a lot of room behind the seat, but it's hard for three full grown adults to fit in the cab.

You can't haul very much in the bed cause the leaf springs are weak so it will squat pretty bad.

You can tow a pretty good load on a trailer though.

It's a pretty good truck for the price.

But I still wish I had an F-150 with the 5.4L V8.

My dad has a manual transmission in his 2001 Ranger with the same motor, but I think mine has more power than his.

His might have less power than mine because his is an extended cab which makes his truck longer than mine, which means less horsepower gets to the ground, but I thought I'd mention that, it may help someone when buying a Ranger.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2001

2000 Ford Ranger XLT V6 from North America


High performance and comfort


Clutch went out.

Power windows quit working.

General Comments:

This car, the 16v, is the best car I have ever driven.

Handles all driving conditions with ease. This car is spectacular.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2001

7th Sep 2005, 12:24

I have a 2.5 liter Ranger and I can't say that it is HIGH performance whatsoever nor is it comfortable. It feels like riding on 2x4s atfer a short amount of time. It has a manual transmission with the overdrive that I absolutely can't stand. It has poor acceleration in it and makes it very dificult to pass other cars. I'm very disappointed with this truck and will never own another one ever again. I can even drive with the AC on for crying out loud!

16th Mar 2008, 16:11

How did the clutch go out when it is an automatic?