2007 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L from North America
Love this tough, affordable little truck
Transmission at 200k miles..
Blower motor resistor.
Fuel pump due to noise, it may have lasted longer.
U- joints in rear shaft are bad at 210,000 and are original.
Shocks, brake parts, belt tensioner and idler, tires and other wear items are about it for repairs.
Maneuverability is phenomenal even with the super cab. Handling, once I upgraded the shock absorbers to KYB MonoMAX, has been great. These shocks are well worth the price.
Towing is good, but my truck has 3.73:1 gears, whereas the tow package came with 4.10:1 rear end. I think the small 4 liter engine needs all the gear it can get when towing on a daily basis.
I haul hundreds of pounds of tools, equipment on three bed constantly, and while the grass is growing, I haul a trailer with 2 riders and 2 push mowers that weighs 3k# and has 4 foot tall sides for hauling debris...
4-5k miles a month has been average since getting into maintaining REO and bank homes.
My truck has not been babied, but it's had maintenance kept up quite well. Treat a Ranger well and it will last forever... beat on it and it will still last longer than a Chevy or Dodge.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2018