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Old 06-09-2014
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I am: Brad Rock
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Location: Westminster, CA
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger XLT
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Buying a Ranger but need info

I own a 1990-FordRanger-but I plan on buying a newer (used) model soon and would like to know which years have known mechanical issues. I've heard some years have head gasket and transmission issues.

I'm interested in getting a 2000 Ranger with supercab or newer.
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Old 07-09-2014
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Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger
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Well I got a 2000 Ranger XLT Super-cab with a 3.0 and 255,000 miles.
The only major work I've done, was replace the intake manifold gasket cause it was leaking water and replace the heater core, it was leaking but I think it went bad around 225,000
My truck is still running to this day. I drive it just about everyday, also.
Hope this helps
What do you want to do with your current Ranger?
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Old 07-09-2014
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Some years have inherent issues but most depend on how the vehicles were taken care of.

If well maintained you should be ok with any year.

Look for a newer year than the 2000, a lot of the problems with the 1998 - 2003 truck were taken care of.
One of the newer V-6s is a good way to go for more power.

Try to see any maintenance report the owner might have and if a dealer get as long a warranty that you can.

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