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Ford Ranger, Truck
May 22, 2006 (5:24 pm)
I keep hearing rumors that this might be the last year for the Ranger, because it's "old school" now. No crew cab, and Ford doesn't seem to put any money into it anymore. Any word on the street about that?
May 23, 2006 (9:07 am)
i've got a 98 ranger with only 82000 miles and have had it since it came out and never had any problem w/ loss of power. and on the deal about the discontinuation of the rangers..... i wouldn't doubt it since it seems like every line of cars is being discontinued for a "new" car even though they can't sell the one's they already have.
#5 of 32 Re: old school [billingsley]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
May 23, 2006 (5:32 pm)
Ranger will never have a crew cab model as long as the Explorer Sport Trac exists. They fill the same need.
kcram - Pickups Host
May 23, 2006 (9:33 pm)
I MADE MY 16 YEAR OLD SON PAY HALF WHEN I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK 3 MONTHS AGO WITH 128000 MILES. AFTER OUR FIRST OIL/FILTER AND AIR FILTER CHANGE THE ENGINE HAS STARTED TO IDLE MUCH FASTER TO THE POINT WHERE I AM CONCERNED HE WONT RIDE THE BRAKE ENOUGH AND HIT SOMEONE. I CHECKED THE THROTEL CABLES AND TRIED TO ADJUST IT DOWN, IT DIDN'T HELP. ONE TIME ITS TOO FAST THE NEXT ITS JUST RIGHT. A HINT FROM A FRIEND WAS THAT IT MIGHT BE THE FUEL FILTER WHICH IS SOMETIMES INSIDE THE TANK ON THESE FORDS. I REALLY DONT WANT TO MESS UP MY NEW MANICURE TAKING THE GAS TANK OFF PLEASE HELP.
#7 of 32 Inop Fuel Gauge
May 28, 2006 (7:32 pm)
I have a '91 Ranger 2WD 2.3L EFI. My fuel gauge is erratic (mostly indicates empty) at various fuel levels. Any suggestions?
#8 of 32 Inop Tachometer
May 28, 2006 (7:35 pm)
I have a '91 Ranger 2WD 2.3L EFI. My tachometer displays an erroneous rpm(always lower than actual). Any suggestions?
#9 of 32 Re: Ford Ranger expirience? [kwik]
Jul 17, 2006 (2:16 pm)
i am thinking on buying a 97 ford ranger with 240,000 miles is it a smart thing?
Jul 24, 2006 (9:16 am)
There are a million variables associated with making a used car purchase decision. You've given two-age and mileage.
To offer a more informed opinion, knowing such things as price, maintenence/maintenence records, type of driving done by the owner, was it a northern or Arizona car, 4 cylinder vs. 6, etc. would help. For instance, given the mileage and age alone without knowing anything else, I would say not to buy it. However, if the truck was driven primarily cross country through the southwest, meticulously maintained, and going for $500, I might still question it because of the low price makes it look like the owner is trying to get rid of it fast.
Thus, not only do you have to consider many variables, but also how much weight to give each variable-high mileage might not necessarily be bad versus a truck with 30k miles that was driven only in stop and go traffic and only for 5 miles at a time even though both trucks are the same age.
#11 of 32 Ford Ranger experience
Aug 01, 2006 (4:47 pm)
I just bought my 4th Ranger since 1992. I have never had a seconds trouble with any of my Rangers. My latest Ranger is the Sport model with the 3.0 V-6 and automatic. It has a smooth, solid feel and seems to be the best built Ranger yet. My only regret is the high ride height. My previous truck was a 2001 Dakota and I loved the low stance and great cornering. I'm afraid to push my Ranger in Corners for fear of tipping over. Other than that, I love the truck. I looked at a number of small trucks before going back to Ranger again, and none was as good a value. I loved my Dakota, but Dodge dropped the regular cab and changed the styling to the squared-off, blocky look that does not appeal to me.
#12 of 32 Re: old school [billingsley]
Nov 22, 2006 (6:02 pm)
i just recently went to my ford dealer looking at the rangers ( i used to have a 4x2 1994 3.0litre) well this time i wanted a 4x4 i was shocked at how bad their fuel economy was! i thought a little truck would get better than that. I even stopped and asked ranger owners at gas stations what they got. the average i have heard was 12-14mpg city and this was in 2 wheel drive withOut hauling anything. to be thats silly.. my friend with a full size silverado gets 14 mpg city! anyways my point is the ford dealership said ford recognizes the problem with very poor fuel economy of the rangers and they claim is not willing to do anything about it. the dealer was talking about ford getting rid of the ranger OR doing a completly new redesigned model from the ground up. He (the manager) said fords technology is way out of date and it shows in their fuel economy! when i had my ranger it lasted 135,000 miles before i got rid of it. i had NO problems with it at all. but this was in the 90's and we didnt worry about gas mileage back then. and from what the dealer said its the same technology from back then driving the rangers still...