2005 Ford Ranger XTL 3.0 V6 from North America
My Ranger has performed excellent so far. It is reliable and comfortable.
It has an extended cab, and there is plenty of room in the back of the cab for storage.
I take it on 1000 mile trips 3 times a year, and the truck is comfortable all the way. Road and wind noise is not bad for a truck.
I get around 26 MPG doing 70 MPH on the interstate. At speeds of 55 MPH I get up to 29 MPG. Mixed driving to and from work gets me 24-25 MPG, but I'm not a fast driver, and I take it easy on my starts and stops.
I get adequate power from the 3.0 V6, though I haven't towed anything with it yet.
I've put 26,000 miles on it in two years, and the only thing I've done is change the oil every 3K and change the fuel and air filters.
I previously owned a 1993 Ranger XLT with the 2.3. I thought it was a great truck, but Ford has made a lot of improvements to the Ranger since then.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd August, 2009
23rd Aug 2009, 17:00
I've been looking at Rangers on and off for about two years. Do you have a camper on yours? Is it loaded with gear?
If you could please give more info about how you achieve that mileage, please reply. Thanks!
4th Sep 2009, 21:16
I do not have a camper on the back, and I don't have any heavy gear. I drive with the tailgate up.
I think the good mileage is a combination of easy driving (fast starts and driving over 70 mph really sucks the fuel), and the manual transmission.
I was able to get 30+ mpg in the interstate with my 1993 Ranger (2.3 5 speed).