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2001 Ford Ranger Consumer Reviews

4.2
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A few problems

by from Brockport, NY on December 29, 2008

I own the 4x4 xlt extended cab model. I bought the truck at 110,000 miles and have taken it about 35,000 since that time. I love the truck, but have had several problems. When I bought the truck, its ...
I own the 4x4 xlt extended cab model. I bought the truck at 110,000 miles and have taken it about 35,000 since that time. I love the truck, but have had several problems. When I bought the truck, its acceleration was very sluggish and the truck struggled to keep up with traffic. After a transmission rebuild, the acceleration was greatly improved, but already the overdrive light is flashing again (10,000 miles later) and the tranny is acting up. Also, the belt on my truck squeaks constantly. I had a brand new belt installed by a professional, and had the tension adjusted but this problem will not go away. Other than that most of the repairs have been normal wear and tear such as the alternator, tires, etc... the only other slightly annoying bit is that the tailgate and door framing are starting to rust decently. I wash it regularly, but can't speak for the previous owner, and road salt takes its toll... All that said, I still love that truck, and I'm always putting it to work
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best truck ever

by from paradise california on September 28, 2011

i bought this truck in 2008 with 81k miles on it from my grandparents. it now has 133k on it an still going strong. so far only things ive had todo to it other than regular mant is put in a fuel pump ...
i bought this truck in 2008 with 81k miles on it from my grandparents. it now has 133k on it an still going strong. so far only things ive had todo to it other than regular mant is put in a fuel pump (due to getting some bad gas) I havent found anything it wont tow. in short these little trucks are great... could be why my grandfather bought a new one i guess :)
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Best Small Pick-up I Could have Bought!

by from Dundee, Michigan on August 24, 2008

My Ranger XLT Extended Cab was purchased new and I now have just over 126K miles on it. I plan on using this vehicle for a long time yet. I have had no major problems or expenses with this truck. I be...
My Ranger XLT Extended Cab was purchased new and I now have just over 126K miles on it. I plan on using this vehicle for a long time yet. I have had no major problems or expenses with this truck. I believe in regular oil and filter changes and tire rotations. The 4.0 liter V6 engine is still purring like new and the ride is great. Air conditioning & heater operate great. And no rust is showing after 7 years of ownership (and timely washes & waxes). Overall, I am completely satisfied with this truck and really glad I chose to purchase this vehicle.
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best small truck ever!

by from West Bend WI on February 27, 2012

I recently bought a used ford ranger edge with 111k miles on it. I got the biggest engine that is offered in the ranger in the form of a 4.0L SOHC V-6. I needed a truck that is reliable, has decent po...
I recently bought a used ford ranger edge with 111k miles on it. I got the biggest engine that is offered in the ranger in the form of a 4.0L SOHC V-6. I needed a truck that is reliable, has decent power, and gets decent fuel economy, and the ranger does all of that! Ive had it for about 2 months now and the only things wrong with it is a tear in the seat and a bad door switch which will cause the dome light to be on all the time. It does 0 to 60 in around 8 seconds with an automatic transmission and does around 23 mpg as an average. The ride is nice but a bit more body roll then i would like. The electronic 4wd is nice as you dont have to get out and lock your hubs to use it. Iam not a fan of ABS but with the ranger they dont cut in too quickly and let you roll through a stop sign. Ground clearance might be an issue for some heavy off roading. If you do the occasional fishing or hunting trip or tow or haul once in a while the ranger will be fine for you, but if you want to haul a car trailer to the race track every weekend i would look into something bigger.
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Great deal!

by from Windsor, CT on August 6, 2006

This vehicle is a very smooth ride. You can set the cruise control at 65 or 70 mph and it will go 350 miles or more on a tank of gas. The stereo sounds great. Both the air conditioner and heater ar...
This vehicle is a very smooth ride. You can set the cruise control at 65 or 70 mph and it will go 350 miles or more on a tank of gas. The stereo sounds great. Both the air conditioner and heater are excellent. The bed liner is a great feature. You can fill the back of the truck and not worry about scratching the paint. This truck is great for carrying dogs in the back. The Supercab feature is nice because you have the extra storage space behind the driver and passenger seats. Also there are 2 fold down seats in the back, ideal for young children. There is a rear window that slides open. This truck looks beautiful after coming out of the car wash and having its wheel rims shined.
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Second Ranger as good as the first

by from Boston on November 6, 2008

My first Ranger was a 1999 XLT super cab that I kept for 6 years and then gave to my father who used it for 2 more. It is now in the hands of his friend and has over 250,000KM on it and the only big w...
My first Ranger was a 1999 XLT super cab that I kept for 6 years and then gave to my father who used it for 2 more. It is now in the hands of his friend and has over 250,000KM on it and the only big work done was a new clutch. Last year I traded my Xterra for a 2001XL, and once again don't regret it. I replaced a sensor in the motor, and the ABS pump went nuts at one point, but overall I've loaded the thing down, I've driven it about 30K Miles in the past 16 months, and she just won't quit on me. Both get about 350Miles to a highway tank, or between 21 and 25 MPG. City milage has been around 17MPG. Nothing special inside them. Stereo, air, manual windows and mirrors... But it is what I need, it hauls a load, it has room for a passenger... Neither of these trucks were 4X4, the first had a 3.0 and the latest a 2.5, and I will probably drive this one until it dies, which I expect to be at least another 3 or 4 years. I will probably give this one to my son, since he would have a limitted ability to carry passengers. Makes for less distractions!
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140,000 miles and runs like new

by from Statesville, NC on April 15, 2011

This is a great truck! It gets fantastic gas milage and the small V6 has plenty of power. Maintenance costs are low an I have spent very little to maintain it.
This is a great truck! It gets fantastic gas milage and the small V6 has plenty of power. Maintenance costs are low an I have spent very little to maintain it.
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Ive loved it

by from waukesha on February 15, 2012

off roading has lead to more repairs than i would like. love the passing power. Tons of fun to drive, handles well, i can haul anything i can fit. The styling is fantastic, its an 01 and i've had mult...
off roading has lead to more repairs than i would like. love the passing power. Tons of fun to drive, handles well, i can haul anything i can fit. The styling is fantastic, its an 01 and i've had multiple people ask me if it was new since i purchased it in 08. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a truck
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge

by from Tucson, AZ on June 23, 2011

Sporty "Edge" package with flared wheel wells & off-road package. 3.0 V6, 5-spd Manual. Bought used in 2008. Very reliable so far. I've put approx 40,000 miles on the truck (mostly city driving) & hav...
Sporty "Edge" package with flared wheel wells & off-road package. 3.0 V6, 5-spd Manual. Bought used in 2008. Very reliable so far. I've put approx 40,000 miles on the truck (mostly city driving) & have had NO major repairs. Truck has a bumpy ride but this is expected. Another reliable vehicle from Ford. Never had any complaints.
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Great truck for the money

by from Fort Knox, KY on October 8, 2006

I bought this to still have a truck but save on gas. It worked out very nicely. I've kept this truck for three years and would keep it till the wheels fell off if we weren't having a kid. The exten...
I bought this to still have a truck but save on gas. It worked out very nicely. I've kept this truck for three years and would keep it till the wheels fell off if we weren't having a kid. The extended cab is a must.
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