29th Dec 2003, 23:03

I would like to say that ford in America is failing the American public by not releasing the diesel powered Ford Ranger. I am a 2000 Ranger owner now and would like the guy before go to the dealership and wait until it opened to get 34mpg.

22nd Apr 2004, 15:34

Just for the record, a gallon in the UK is about 20 percent larger than a gallon in the US, but the mileage is still impressive. I'd like to swap my the 2.9 in my Ranger for a diesel.

5th Jun 2004, 11:04

Drove one for 3 years. Tank is always filled to the brim and only do so when the trip meter shows more than 650km. And 60-65 liter is needed each time. (The tank is 70 liter.) Do the maths...

30th Jun 2004, 09:14

This is the second Ranger I owe. The first one I sold at 140.000km-never had any troubles! The present truck clocked 65.000 km-took it to the service only for general maintenance, every 10.000km. I drive it pretty roughly-145km/hr. (90m/hr.) regularly (I live in Thailand, never had any overheated engine) -but it stands up to the "Built Tough" logo!

Now I'm waiting for the new model (mid 2005), rumor says that it will be powered by a common rail diesel!

24th Oct 2004, 10:36

I can't understand why diesels are not common in the US; the distances you travel certainly warranty better fuel economy. Start annoying the dealers and eventually it will filter through; lets be honest, you live in a dream world with regard to fuel prices. I was in Canada recently and paid 74 cents a litre, in the UK we pay 83 pence. The exchange rate was $2.25 to £1 so beware of increases guys. if that's not a reason to go diesel I don't know what is, Then again diesel and diesel cars used to be cheaper here, but popularity raises prices.

11th Sep 2009, 22:23

I ripped the mufflers off and broke the air intake when I got lost on a jeep trail. Thank god my 98 Ranger was truly built Ford tough.