My 1995 Ford Ranger is still running strong, as it approaches its 7th year of service. So far, the O2 sensor is the only failing part. I've averaged around 15K miles per year.
I've had my Ranger since it left the dealers lot and it has never let me down. The engine is still running strong at 103,000 and I haven't had any problems with the transmission. The only thing that has been fixed was a bent drive-shaft when I first bought it.
Wtf are you talking about rangers are the most reliable truck out there. my old one had 144k on it and it was still going strong and the dealer gave me 2500 as a trade. The one I have now has 100k and the only thing wrong with it is the hubs for 4x4 are shot, but that's common on any vehicle.
I am only 16 years of age, but I know a crape truck from a good truck, and my 95 Ford Ranger kicks a$$! It's a very strong, dependable truck. I have 130,00 miles on it and its running very good. The only problem it has it the transmission, but all I have to do is put the gears one back and I am fine! If you want a truck, Ford Ranger should be your choice, I love my beast, and you'll love one too. GO BUY ONE!!
246,000 miles, second engine and this truck rocks!! 95 Ford Ranger xlt extra cab. Changed the shocks about 15,000 miles ago. K&N air filter element, new tires every year and that's about the whole story. I actually love this truck so much that I plan on lifting it and doing more mods to it such as a lift kit, larger tires and some engine upgrades as this is an every day real life work truck!! Not some puny little thing claiming to be the best. One problem though:Door chime!! Later!
If the other three were junk, why keep buying one. If you keep up on maintenance, it would not have these problems.
I have a 2001 Ranger Edge 4WD extended cab 3.0 liter automatic. This car is one of the worst I have ever owned.
At 75K the drivers electric mirror stopped working. Shortly after getting it fixed, the electric lock switches would not unlock the doors; only lock them. I had to use the key fob.
The windshield wipers would stop in the middle of the window and then go back to a resting position. I replaced both wiper relays and it fixed the problem for about 1 year. Now it's happening again.
My transmission is shifting hard and the OD off light keeps coming on.
The door ajar light keeps lighting up even though all doors are closed.
For a 3.0 litre engine it is very slow and terrible on gas. Usually it's one or the other. With this truck it's both!
The rear door on the passenger side is stuck and will not open.
Body rust is happening and the truck is only 5 years old.
Next time I will purchase a Toyota or Chevy pickup.
I have a 2000 red ranger, that I love! It has 140,000 miles on it and it drives fine. I've done all required maintenance and have been rewarded with a great vehicle, in return.
Hey guys, Ford engineers are not the problem. Ford's corporate big wigs are money hungry. Cheaper made parts are! Remember the merger. Mazda. Those bad Ford parts are from imported engineer ideas, imported plastics, imported metals, imported parts etc. Mazda trucks were built before the current gas prices and gas shortages, changed the buyers market to buy foreign autos for fuel mileage. Our goverment made the clean air act in the 70s, in which they also made U.S. automakers stricter standards. The problem started when we Americans bought foreign. Next time you change a bad part think! Aluminum head, whose idea was that? How about sensors, switches, relays? Next one that goes bad, open it up. Read it. It's all greed. Original Ford cast block. Research it.
Rangers are the best trucks ever built I've jumped rolled and raced them and then drove em 100miles to work the next day so for the ranger haters kiss my gritts.
I had a 95 Ranger XLT Longbed that I beat the crap out of. It had the same problem with the door chime and the light, but I didn't let it bother me. I just removed the little dinger, so the noise went away :). It is just a little disk type speaker that you can unplug. The dome light didn't have a bulb, so it didn't bother me. I bought it with 60K and totaled it at 125k. Cost to much to fix, according to insurance. I actually drove away from the accident. I miss it everyday and am wanting another.
I bought my 94 Ranger new. The hubs have been junk since day 1 and Ford did nothing about it. I have even replaced them with manual hubs and still have the same problems. Other than that and the fact I only get 10-12 mpg, it's been a good running truck.
I have a 95 Ranger 4x4. The guy I got it from treated it like crap - the truck was SWEET when he first got it. It took me 6 years to get it - it has a 4.0 5 speed and will go anywhere and do anything I want or need.
It has made two round trips from Ohio to Missouri, pulled fully loaded hay wagons, countless Chevys - Toyotas and even two full sized Ford trucks, as well as take me back and forth to work every day.
Last year here in Ohio we had a Blizzard and my truck was the only truck in town that could get out and go both before and after the plow trucks.
So if you are having problems with a Ranger, use a little patience and fix it because you will not find a better small truck.
This is my fifth Ranger and my other four are still running strong (they were all 2 wheel drives) I still kick myself for trading them off! So get a Ranger, invest a little time and money, fix it and go EVERYWHERE!