2002 Ford Ranger 2.3L 4 cylinder from North America
Best vehicle I have owned
The interior light does not work.
I bought this truck new. It gets around 24 mpg and around 30 on the highway (unloaded @ 65 mph).
This has been a great little truck. I use it for hauling everything. Mine is the standard white work truck with vinyl seats and rubber floor mat. I use this as my work truck, and for daily transportation.
Only the radiator and clutch have been replaced.
I am still using the original Ford battery!
Manual transmission shifts like the day I bought it.
The little Mazda 2.3 liter is a great engine.
The original tires lasted almost 90,000 miles.
CD player and speakers still sound great after 8 years also.
Air conditioning is still blowing really cold air.
This little truck has seen some hard work and has been heavily loaded quite a few times.
After nearly 120,000 miles, there is not one rattle!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2010
I believe it was Ford that made the 2.3. I recall someone saying that thinking Mazda made that engine is a common misconception.
These are amazing little trucks. Really the best on the market for the price. In my town, nearly everyone has one. They can withstand offroad use, heavy towing and hauling, and require very little maintenance. My brother has one with over 273k on it, the oil is still clean when you go to change it at 6000k. Very good little trucks for the money.
The DOHC 2.3's are Mazda builds, same as the Focus and Mazda 3's.
The SOHC 2.3's are Ford builds.