2000 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2000 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 44 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"reliable car" 9 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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Aaron writes:
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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good mpg, light truck, offroad

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3.0L pretty slow, is a little on the heavy side for a light truck, doesnt have 4 comfortable seats

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Yes — The 3.0L SOHC FFV engine is very reliable and has good torque, but slow. Never had a problem with the engine or components. The tranny is weak but gets the job done. Handles like a tank but dropping it 8'' doesnt help that. Can take a turn like a champ! The brakes are aftermarket bc of the 20'' wheels i managed to squeeze in there, but work good. The frame of the truck is very solid along with the rear axle. The inside is pretty nice. The look of the truck is very eye pleasing with nice body lines and curves. Rangers can look real nice when done right. I got the truck with 45,000 miles for $8,000. I think thats pretty good. Also it gets 23-26 mpg highway. Maintance is regular. The truck is fun to drive around town, shows, smooth roads, and turns. I love drivin mini trucks!

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chevymann writes:
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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I LOVE MY TRUCK !!!!!!!!!! the looks the color everything!!!!!!!!!!!

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I wish it had a v8 with a 6 speed automatic............or six speed manual  ot even a t 5 world classs transmission.....and tilt wheel........other than that nothing as far as cons to me..........i plan i putting a v8 in mine real soon......

chevymann
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Great Truck!!!!!!!!!! — I have my 2000 ranger xlt stepside 3.0 v6 ford truck now for almost 5 years now......mine is a rare color its called ford atlantic blue aka k7 paint code......its just a stand out in a crowd my little truck.....i love my truck ....its the most reliable vehicle i have ever owned..................mine is also a a stepside supercab....i havent had any major mechanical issues with it at all since i bought this truck.....the only things that have gone wrong is a radiator........a alternater ,a battery, and now i need a new a/c compressor........other than that nothing major,and just matenence stuff.....im a mechanic by trade so its a little easier for me to fix my own truck verses a normal person... so matenence or major machanical is no big deal at least for me......and parts are plentiful and cheap....junk yard are full of old ranger jewels with great parts...that you can get for a fraction of the cost........the looks are still great and still get alot of attention...mines in new like shape.......its fun to drive and comfortable and roomy..at least the super cab is...plenty of room to haul all my stuff......its a pleasure to drive...it runs like a sewing machine.....i have over 130,000 miles on mine........i change the oil every 3000 miles and run lucas oil in the engine.........the factory stereo kikcks ass loud as hell ... i added pioneer speakers and it sounds like a concert hall.....i ll never sell my little ford ranger ..its a part of the family........i will eventually drop a v8 small block ford 302 Ho 5.0 out of a mustang in the near future..............and make it the way ford should of made it......in the first place......engine swap is easy on this truck...lmc truck parts sells a v8 swap kit for the ranger and the headers you need to make a v8 fit.........and cheap for the v8 kit...under 200 hundred bucks........

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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It gets better gas mileage than most other trucks

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Its underpowered compared the the 2001+ models which have a 207 under the hood

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The Ranger — Its only got a 160 under the hood so its a little under powered but it is definatley better than a little 2.3 L ranger. Ran a 17.6 at mapple grove. Gets between 15 and 17 around town and just over 20 on the highway. Not too bad for a truck

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Chris writes:
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SB Review
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it runs

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its a little slower then i would like but i have a need for speed so watever

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My Baby — i love this truck it gets m from point A to point B and sometimes even to point C it takes care of itself it hardly burns oil it is an all around beast and is the nicest vehicle i have had since a 2006 ford f-150 i would recommend this truck to all my friends roughly 20 miles to the gallon it is perfect inside and out but not for sale

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Brian writes:
2000 Ford Ranger XL Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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four wheel drive

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too high up, bad gas millage

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P!nky's Review — Overall it is a good reliable car to have everyday. The performance on this car is that of a boat. It doesn't handle very well because it is a truck. It's appearance is great and it looks good. The cost of ownership is good, it's a reliable vehicle for maintenance, as for gas well it runs on unleaded and E85. It gets about 20 mpg. This is a very fun car to have with everything we have going on in Minnesota.

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Kevin writes:
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SB Review
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Good solid truck

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small engine

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Moyer's Ranger — I love my truck, altough its a little sluggish on power, but what do you expect from a 3 liter. Te truck is built very well, and handles like a dream. The only downsides are that it doesn't have a whole lot of power and the gas milage wasn't what i was expecting

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Bryce writes:
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SB Review
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3

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Light Weight good  in Snow and mud,

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Needs more HP, went from 20+ mpg to about 9 or 10 if my foots in it

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Puddle Jumper — V6 4.0l, Dual Exhaust, 33x12.50r15, Superlift 6in Suspension, 3in Boby lift, K&N intake kit, MSD Coil, Wires. (Not in Picture, Custom Grill Guard, 2500lb Warn Witch, 4 Hella Lights

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catsman writes:
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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Grest turn radius

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Gas mileage could be better

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Great Little Truck — Good for a small truck , comfortable, excellent get up and go. Handle s well as all pick ups light in the back end but a good truck for the everyday man. Easy to find parts and easy to fix thanks

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rjfrey writes:
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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Very reliable, low maintenance costs

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Engine heads on 4.0L V6 tend to crack, somewhat low fual mileage

rjfrey
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Reliable Truck Transportation — I like that it can haul, pull and do everything I need it to do. I wish it would get closer to 20 mpg highway unloaded. I pull a 12' pop up camper and it pulls it well. I load my cruiser motorcycle weighing just under 700 lbs in the bed and it hauls it very well. I have loaded the bike in the bed while pulling a boat and trailer weighing 3100 lbs from TN to CA. I averaged 11 mpg. For a small pick up, it does exceptionally well. I use it as it was designed to be used....it's a truck.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Artman16 writes:
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It is a nice looking truck that has allowed me to transport tools and machinary with ease

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Gas Economy and Back Seats

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Small Truck, Big Heart — She was my first truck and vehicle. I will never forget Bubba. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and some in the middle times. Thanks for everything, you great golden heap of ford truck.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

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I liked the sporty look of the hood and fender flairs. The color is very pleasing as well as the interior color. The Rally Gauge Cluster gave interior a sporty look as well and was surprised that it... Read More

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i own the bare bones ford ranger, the only option ordered was cloth seats over vinyl ones. surprisingly the 2.3 liter engine has sufficient power for day to day driving. it also gets pretty good gas m... Read More

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

How Would I Sum Up This Truck ? By Fordtudor37

This Ford Ranger Regular cab, short bed, 4x4, 3.0 Liter engine with automatic overdrive transmission is a good vehicle for light daily needs BUT, it could have had better engineered by way of manual l... Read More

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2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great Truck, Very Fun To Drive, And To Keep Clean (well I Enjoy It Anyways) By Justin

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