Originally Posted by digizure
Also, I was thinking of 2002 or up because I read somewhere that 2002+ are the best years. What about the mileage? How high is too high for these trucks?
I am on my second manual trans 3.0 ranger, the 1st one was an 04 2wd regular cab styleside and was very reliable, it would pull a 16ft aluminum fishing boat at 70 mph no problem. i could pull down about 370 miles per tank on the highway about 25-26 mpg loved that truck. I traded that in for an 07 3.0 5 speed manual 4wd reg cab xl I only get 20-21 mpg highway with this truck and about 17 mpg city driving I have never had any problems with either trucks 3.0 and would not hesitate to purchase another
I have never owned an 4.0 engine so i can't reply about them but my 3.0 pulls a 16' aluminum fishing boat or 2 honda rancher atv's on a snowmobile trailer at 70 mph no problem. my 3.0 have served me well