2002 Ford Ranger XLT King Cab 3.0L from North America
I liked it at first, but if I have to put up with pinging, I will not be a very happy customer!
The first week I had it the steering quit working, fortunately close to home. I had it towed to the dealership. I had to pay for a rental while they tried to figure out what was wrong. They came up with a air bubble was in the steering fluid?
After 5,000 miles the engine started pinging some times. At 8,000 miles the engine pings all the time. I had a 1996 Ranger that had the same problem which they could never fix and the salesperson told me that the 2002 model 3.0 L 6 Cl did not have the pinging problem.
There is peeling paint around the radio in the dash. It looks like there was some defect in the plastic and it was sprayed over with paint to hide it, only to have it peel.
Overall quality seems good. Maybe I should of moved up to a F-150 instead of buying another Ranger?
It does have better acceleration than the 1996 Ranger, but its still early to see if that changes.
I like the swing out doors for the King Cab area, much better than the 1996 model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th April, 2003
17th Feb 2003, 22:30
Update - The truck has now had another complete transmission failure. This time Ford must have had too many and changed the material of some part in the transmission. they refused to replace the transmission and insisted that the transmission was OK. I will be ready to fight when the transmission fails again!!