2000 Ford Ranger 4x4, XLT 4.0 from North America
A well rounded economical truck
Thus far, I haven't had any major problems with my Ranger. I did purchase the vehicle wrecked, so any complications I had stemmed from that.
The ABS light was on, I simply reconnected sliced wires and the problem was solved.
I am 21, and have owned 8 different Rangers since I was able to drive at 16. Everything from a 1985 4x4, with no radio, no power steering, or even a vinyl floor mat, from the factory; to a 1996 Ranger STX extended cab that was practically a Cadillac in terms of comfort and interior features. The 2000 Ranger I have now is by far the best performing, being a standard cab with a step-side (fiberglass) bed. I enjoy blasting through the gears every day on my way to work, and still get an honest 20 miles to the gallon. I don't know how some of you can claim 12-15 mpg.,but I suggest you change your driving style or have the tuning of the engine checked!
The only flaws I see in this truck are the seats. The 60-40 split bench seat makes for a sore bottom on extended trips.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th May, 2004
I have to disagree with the gas mileage claimed above. I don't have a heavy foot and it doesn't need a tune up its had poor gas mileage since I got it. I'm very disappointed in My Ranger and will NEVER own another one again.
My 2000 Ranger 4x4 has developed a small oil leak. I thought it might be a lose oil filter, as I just had an oil change. So I took it back to the shop and ask them to have a look. They said it appeared to be coming from the rear oil seal, but put dye into the oil and ask me to bring it back the next day so they could check it with the ultraviolet light. I did and they said it was the oil pan gasket. How much to repair, I asked. $550 for an oil pan gasket replacement, and I nearly dropped my teeth. Was told they had to drop the transmission to get the pan below the breather tube or some such thing in order to insert a new gasket. Isn't there a simpler less expensive way?