1999 FORD RANGER
Nice size truck. It is small enough to be somewhat gas efficient and big enough to bring material home from Home Depot. Son has decked it out with Star Wars and Gears of War, so it is unique enough for the younger generation to enjoy too.
by DAWN G
2007 FORD RANGER
Good truck w/47K miles - had to replace fuel pump and upper control arms/lower ball joints. Other than those problems, nice, tight truck.
2001 FORD RANGER
My wife and I needed a truck to haul larger items than would fit into either of our two other cars. I had owned Fords all my life until Oct 2014, when I traded my Ford Explorer in on the 2015 Toyota Venza. So far the only regret is that the Ranger is a high mileage vehicle. I really enjoy the Ranger, it drives well and has all the power options. There are a few bugs to work out, that previous owners have neglected over the years. Just had a camper top installed and painted to match. Wish the Ranger had a bit more power, it is only a 3.0L V6, Auto trans.
2008 FORD RANGER
I bought a ranger to replace my 4Runner. I drive about ninety mines per day and the 2.3L 4 is perfect. So far, I've averaged 24 MPG.
2004 FORD RANGER
Is in great shape; No problems reported by CarFax; Only 2 owners; Use for work; Do a CarFax or have one done, very helpful.
Used Ford Ranger Information
The Ranger nameplate was initially used on their F-Series range of full-size pickup trucks produced from 1965, but since 1983 The Ranger has been a standalone compact pickup from the company.
For the second generation, released in 1993, Ford did not alter the look of the Ranger too drastically, although it was streamlined to make it a little less boxy. It was offered with a standard or extended cab as well as a more fashionable shape called Splash. The Ranger also had very clear choices between engines: a 2.3L four-cylinder as standard or a top-of-the-range model with a 4.0L V6. For those needing increased pulling power but perhaps not the most powerful engine, a 3.0L V6 was there as a compromise.
Throughout the years that the second-gen model ran ' up until 2000 ' Ford made a handful of additions. For models from 1995 onward, antilock brakes came as standard, while the V6 engines went from four- to five-speed in 1997.
The third generation of the Ranger ran from 2001-2011 and is widely available on the used market. There have been four standard model options in that time; the more standard XL and XLT, a Sport model and the powerful FX4 designed for off-road use, with Edge, STX and Tremor also being added to the range.
It was a successful and reliable compact pickup, known for impressive handling both on and off road, but as the vehicle wasn't as heavily modernized as others from the same time it may appear more outdated.