1st Oct 2009, 11:53

Just thought I would remind everybody that is all Ford gung ho.. that the Ranger is made for Ford by Mazda.

1st Oct 2009, 21:29


The Ranger is not made by Mazda, and never was. It's made by Ford, who also made the now-discontinued B-series Mazda pickup.

2nd Oct 2009, 10:22

I heard the huge back window is worth 2K alone for that year Mopar.

29th Apr 2010, 20:44

I recently got a 2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 with 4.0L and automatic tranny. When revving in park, the truck breaks up at 3000RPM and won't go any higher. I thought maybe fuel filter or air cleaner bad. After changing fuel fitler and air cleaner, still the same. But on the road, I can punch it and it goes past 3000RPM no problems, runs great. Is there a governor that takes effect when the truck is in park that holds it to no more than 3000RPM?? Thanks in advance...

3rd Dec 2010, 00:16

Yah.. Mazda never made the Ford Ranger. The Mazda B Series trucks are based on FORD RANGER PLATFORM!! And yes these are amazing trucks, I own a 1995 4.0L V6 2wd, and it now has 327 000 km, and still doesn't burn any oil, and I only come across regular maintenance.

I have been debating buying something newer (another Ranger), but I proudly want to see this truck at least hit 400 000! Even with the high kms, it still idles smooth, and starts up great in cold weather, I even take it on WEEKLY trips from Windsor to Toronto, and never have to second guess it.

Even the paint on my truck is immaculate; I have only had to have one spot repainted on the driver's door where paint was starting to bubble right at the body line.

Overall, a real quality truck, and does anything I need it to do.

4th Dec 2010, 14:26

In looking at used small trucks, I'm amazed at how many Rangers there are out there that are still going strong at over 350,000 miles.

6th Mar 2011, 00:02

I had a 1994 Ford Ranger that I bought new in '93 with a 3.0 and manual tranny. I was able to get 29 to 30 on the high-way. I wound up putting 100000 miles on it in less than 3 years, and dogging it most of that time, until I was stupid and rolled the truck, totaling it.