#214 of 2991 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Regular Cab
Sep 04, 2001 (11:37 am)
As this one Dealer here in Louisiana told me. After the 36,000/3 year waranty FORD has meet all obligations. (Meaning) F.U.
Through my experience's with my Ranger and Taurus. I will never concider buying another Ford Product.
My past experience's and troubles come back to the people whom are repairing our vechicle's have shown me poor craftmenship. Either they are simply retarded, or most of my experiences with them are intentional.
With all this I am choosing to buy from another auto maker. With my past problems with the service dept, Ford Motor Co them same problems was never dealt with nor corrected. As a result they loose me. Loosing me isnt gonna hurt them. But its silly that ford hires a bunch of retards to work on them FOUND ON ROAD DEAD PRODUCT OF THEIRS.
#216 of 2991 2001 Ranger Should have painted it lemon yellow
Sep 05, 2001 (8:29 am)
I purchased a 2001 XLT, supercab 4.0L, 5 speed manual, 4x4 in April. I have had nothing but problems with it! For starters, I ordered the truck from the factory, when it arrived there was a laundry list of problems. The passenger side door is hard to open with the outside handle, the power window "chatters" on the way down, there is marks on the inside of the instrument cluster glass, the carpet in the rear seat is bunched up, the drivers side view mirror vibrates at anything over 45mph, worse yet, when I checked my air cleaner for the first time, I found 2 cap screws inside the housing. But yet it still gets worse! The clutch is about ready to go and I only have 9000 miles on it! I have been to 4 different dealers all tell me that there is no adjustment for the hydraulic clutch! The friction point to disengage the clutch is about 1/2" into the pedal. In 1st or 2nd gear, you can slip the clutch with the brakes! But no dealer will even drive it. There is excessive play in the driveline that makes a rather loud and annoying clunk when shifting from 1st to 2nd. After all this, I have decided I no longer want this vehicle and am looking at stepping up to a F150. The best trade in offer I can get is $15000! Remember, the truck is only 5 months old with 9K. Sticker is $23000. Maybe ford needs to consider making there own power train rather than Mazda. I am a long time ford owner and have been more than satisfied with my previous vehicles. If ford keeps building trucks this way, they will surely loose the "#1 for 20 years" Any advice?
I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to get 2 child seats into my '95 Ranger extended cab. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. One child seat fits in the passenger seat (after disabling the air bag) but I'm not sure if there is a place for the second seat. Has anyone heard of a way to do this?
<<Maybe ford needs to consider making there own power train rather than Mazda.>> ....Wiat a minute !! FORD DOES make their Ranger powertrain !!
Also, Ford makes MAZDA'S trucks !! (The Mazda PU is just a Ranger in drag...) You've got it backwards, friend ! Also, I am amused that you would even consider another Ford truck after having had those quality problems !! What is your logic ?????? Sorry to hear you're having ranger troubles; I am too, and am trying to sell a very clean 2000 model. I will get KILLED on the depreciation !!
Good luck !!
Maybe I am wrong about the other powertrains but I know for sure that Mazda manufactures the 4.0L engine and the 5 speed manual transmission out of Mexico. As for my logic for another ford truck, well, I plan on stepping up to a F-150 which I have owned before and was very happy with. Good luck with your sale, the dealers have tried to put me over the barrel on trade in. 15K for the truck that stickers at 23.5K Ahh well.
#222 of 2991 jlinstrut...then, I stand corrected.
Sep 07, 2001 (3:12 pm)
My Ranger motor is a 4.0 pushrod; I think it is German because the month of maufacture is written in German on the valve cover (I love this motor, actually; it's just a shame the darn truck shakes so much). So, thanks for informing me about the Mexican made motors; I didn't know that. Are you getting a 2x4
F 150 with LS rearend ? Does Ford sell that LS with a high (numerically low) gearing ? I am planning on a Tundra, but may be forced to buy an F 150 if the Toyota man doesn't give me enough on a trade. Do you recommend the small 4.7 V8 in the Ford ? (I assume that is the old 302 block ???). How have the F 150 auto trannies been holding up ? What kind of mileage can you get in a 2x4 F 150 small V8 with automatic ?