9th Dec 2006, 16:58

OK lets see. Ford Rangers are not the best selling trucks for the past 20 plus years because they self-destruct. My grandpa has a 88 ranger 2.3 L. 5spd. It was used in florida, I believe it was, to pull small boats for the first 100,000 miles. Then my grandpa bought it. It now has about 275,000. It still has the same transmission and engine.

9th Dec 2006, 22:23

To the 8th Dec 2006, 18:06 commentor. oh really?

So then explain why my truck, a 1994 Ford Ranger, has 336,177 miles on it, and I have had it in the shop for one reason, worn out bushings in the front end. well, that and regular maintenance. I beat the hell out of mine too, it never gets a break.

Explain why my friend's ranger, 287,000 miles has not been in the shop once for a repair, and he beats the crap out of it, in the mountains, running into stuff, been rear ended (almost no damage) and such.

Explain why my fathers company, yards r' us, owns 11 1996 model year Rangers, all automatics, and they all have over 400000 miles on it with very little problems.

Explain all the other reviews of this truck that PROVE this trucks durability and longevity?

Please, feel free to explain all these!

10th Dec 2006, 03:45

Watch the brand new Ford F150 commercials on TV... it addresses your high mileage comments.

10th Dec 2006, 05:59

Sure I can explain it. I don't believe any of it. You're saying that you and your friend off-road in the mountains, run into stuff, and beat the hell out of these trucks, and they've NEVER been in the shop with that kind of mileage, or at least not more than once? Sorry, I don't think so. NO truck ever made could really take hard abuse for that long and that many miles and not be in the shop a few times AT LEAST. Definetely not a Ford Ranger. As far as your dad's trucks, I'm guessing that you're exaggerating quite a bit about the mileage, and you don't really know when they have been in the shop or for what, although it's common for fleet vehicles of any make to get high mileage because they get driven so much in a short period of time. But all 11 of them with over 400,000 miles? I doubt it. Like I said, false numbers and false information.

10th Dec 2006, 11:27

"I don't believe it." Yes, that's the way to evaluate information! You won't believe anything good about a Ford, and you won't believe anything bad about a Toyota. I wish you people would quit this childish arguing about pointless statistics gleaned from out-of-date websites and biased car magazines. The point of this site is to read the personal experiences of car owners, it is not a blog or message thread. If somebody has something to say about a car that they owned, then post a review of it, but don't hit every review of cars that you never owned and say "You are wrong about your personal experience, because J.D. Powers says..." You are wasting my time when I want to see what somebody experienced with a certain car. I can read J.D. Powers on my own, I don't need you to quote it to me!

10th Dec 2006, 15:05

I didn't quote J.D. powers, and I have owned a Ranger, so I speak from personal experience. I don't want to see people buy these trucks when they could own something better for the same price. If this site is a waste of your time, go elsewhere. And yes, that is how I evaluate information I believe to be bull***t. Is it possible? Yes. Is it likely? About as likely as a Ranger making a trip to the moon.

14th Dec 2006, 20:25

It will be interesting to look back on these comments in 5 years and see the frequency of repair rate that I have personally seen climb on imports since 2000. Frankly I look at what I have shelled out of late. Former laurels are all well and good, but I am seeing problems that I never had before. I spent money on clutches in the past on my imports, but not complete transmission losses. I had a water pump replaced on a recall at 30,000 miles. I know I cannot buy another new 1977 Celica GT or a new Acura Legend that I once had and were better made in my opinion than the imports available today. They were fun to drive and were reliable. I use to be one of those raving about how great Toyota and Honda were. When you get a couple major repair bills on a low mileage vehicle you were meticulous about it may give you a new outlook. And it could happen tommorow. Theres plenty of reviews with Toyota Lexus/Honda Acura problems on here by the way. If they were exceptional I would not have bought new domestics this year.

15th Dec 2006, 07:15

I am not talking about Civics or Cavaliers... I am referring to high end Lexus/Acura...they lost a wonderful customer. I traded every 2-3 years.