6th Jun 2003, 12:17
Bought a '99 XLT extended cab 4.0 liter V6 in October 2000 with 16,000 miles on it. All I have to say is thank god I bought a 100,000 mile extended warranty on the power-train and non-wear parts! The truck now has 57,000 miles on it, and it's in for repairs more often than I need an oil change. Items that have been replaced:
2003 - Fuel Injectors (I didn't have them do this repair, and have suffered no problems to date)
2003 - Full tune up
2003 - Idle Control
2003 - L. front lower ball joint
2003 - L. Front control arm (i think)
2002 - upper ball joints all around
2002 - rear brakes and drums, full replacement
2002 - L. Front tie-rod end busted
2002 - Tires all around (of course) The wilderness AT's were replaced with Goodyear's that are so noisy I've had the truck in 3 times for extremely loud wheel noise when driving.
2001 - Front pads and rotors.
These are the repairs I can remember. I realize this is a truck, but I feel like I'm driving a bulldozer. It's noisy, handles like crap, the service departments can't diagnose problems and look for anything they can to repair. It took me a while to wise up, but I realized that all of these things should not need be breaking on a truck that is used primarily for commuting. I don't commute over jeep trails; this is an off-road vehicle that for all purposes is babied on paved roads 340 days out of the year. The only time it's off road is when I'm camping or mountain biking or whatever. I love the truck, but I spend more time fixing it than driving it. I'm cringing to think what I have coming in the next 43,000 miles. Caveat emptor.
30th Sep 2003, 13:47
I own a 1994 Ford ranger with a 4.0 v-6, the truck has 182,000 miles on it, only thing I ever done to the truck is replace the clutch, but as the truck has turned over 180,000 miles it pings real bad going up hill and picking up speed to get on the interstate. Other than that, I like the truck very much...
22nd Feb 2008, 22:07
The reviewer talks about being passed out drunk like it is something to be proud of. I hope you do not drive in that condition.
9th Jun 2009, 11:56
I bought my 1999 Ford Ranger XLT in Feb 09. It had 135,000 miles on it. I have not change the oil or anything. I put 30,000 miles since then. Other than it not having 4x4, it's the best damn truck I've ever had. I just went on a 300 miles trip and didn't even burn half a tank of gas. I love my truck.
25th Jun 2009, 16:14
I have a 1998 Ford Ranger XLT long bed. It has 290,000 miles on it. I have replaced a lot of parts on it, but the engine still runs like new. Just change oil every four thousand miles. When I reach 400,000 I will let all of you know. I had a Toyota and a Nissan; neither one even reached 75,000 miles.
21st Aug 2009, 22:05
I own a 1999 Ford Ranger 4X4 XLT Off Road. 3.0 6 cyl flex fuel, 5 spd manual trans. I bought it used in 2003 with 40,000 miles on it. Now has 94,000 miles, and no problems at all! This has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned, and I am 50 years old. I had considered trading it in on the cash for clunkers deal, but I just could not part with it. It's been too good to me. I just had it detailed, so it is sort of like a new truck to me! ;}
1st Apr 2011, 16:14
I bought two of the 1999 Rangers - one brand new, the other 10 years later, and a 1997 Ranger. Loved them both - few if any problems - great trucks.
21st Jun 2012, 22:33
99 Ford Ranger ext cab XLT, 3.0 V6, 5 speed, 227000 miles.
I have owned this truck from brand new back in 99, it had 12 miles on it. I always changed the oil every 3000 miles, and wrecked it three times. Every time I repaired the vehicle so I wouldn't have to file a claim on the insurance.
The truck has its original engine; it sprung a leak on one side, and I pulled both heads, and replaced all gaskets at 120,000 miles. Replaced the water pump at the same time. That was back in 2004. I haven't done anything else to the engine.
Even with the falling asleep at the wheel wrecks, just some body parts replaced. The truck feels strong when I really get into it.
I was going to trade it in, but after running it to 100 miles an hour with 227000 miles on it, I knew they would not give me what I wanted.
Still have it, runs great; just want to modify it into a low rider now.