Hey! Ok I dont own this guy yet, however I am looking to buy this: http://preview.tinyurl.com/4joa2h8
(here's hoping it links correctly)
Anyway it's an 2003 Ext-cab ranger XLT, 3l v6 auto with 54k miles. I've always been a Chevy/GM guy, so I'm in new waters here (no flames pls ;p) from the bit of research I've done so far, the engine should be all metric, the auto tranny should be a 5-speed and it should have a full sized spare.
What I'm wondering is, Are there any Ford-specific.. err even 3.0 v6 Ford specific things I should be looking at when I drive this tomorrow afternoon aside from the obvious leaks, smoke, sags, etc?
Also I see where this years 3.0 had around 154 horses but a decent amount of torque. I know it's not going to win any races nor lay me back in the seat but how's it do carrying light to medium loads? Passing on the interstate? Real-world fuel mileage?
And I've been skimming through a few of the forums here.. Does the little leaf on teh tailgate symbolize FFV? Are there any caveats that go along with a FFV engine? I found a thread about how Ford discontinued the original spark plugs.. anything else a potential owner should be aware of?
Thanks a million fellas!