2002 FORD RANGER
Bought it so I would have a beater car to drive to and from work as well as haul stuff around if need be. It's a nice little truck that does about 19-22 mpg highway and is comfortable to drive. It was a farm truck so it looks pretty beat up but it is easy to work on as I have had to do minor repairs.
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.
2000 FORD RANGER
Great little truck but lacks power on the highway. Being an older truck is also doesn't get as good of fuel mileage. Overall a great starter vehicle for a new driver because you don't have to worry about them speeding and they are well protected.
by Ryan Newcom
2002 FORD RANGER
To from work. And for light farm usage. The four door model offers much improved access. Solid truck with no body noise at 130, xxx miles. Certainly no mileage champ. 3.0 liter V-6 getting 18+ mpg combined. My 5th Ranger or equivalent Mazda B series. Great 200+K mile vehicles.
1997 FORD RANGER
If you are looking for horsepower don't look here because all you'll get is about 160. Torque on the other hand is pushing about 225 which is good for pulling or hauling, but slow on getting up to speed. This 4x4 is awesome and unbelievably this 4.0L is getting 375 miles to a 20.5 gallon tank. Not bad,but having a 5 speed manual does make difference. One piece of advice is to keep that air filter clean and once in awhile spray the throttle body down with cleaner as this airflow system on my STX is regulated and has the oil pressure release from the crankshaft feeding right into the air intake tube.
2011 FORD RANGER
I needed a vehicle after an accident. I had owned a 2010 Ford Ranger Sport. This vehicle is very similar, and I wanted to go back to a smaller truck. It was low mileage, and in very good shape. It has Sirius/XM radio, which I missed from the '10 Ranger. With the 4.0L V6, it has more than enough power for what I need. The downside, it only gets about 17 MPG around town, and not much better on the Highway.
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.
2003 FORD RANGER
This is my fourth Ranger, I like them so much. Never had any mechanical issues with any of them, despite holding onto them until they were 15+ years old. Unfortunately tho, the frames always end up rusting out in these Vermont winters, or I'd keep driving them for another 15.
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.