Originally Posted by kengh
I am strongly considering trading in my 330i BMW for an 02 Ford Ranger FX4 they have at my local dealership. It has a bit over 80k on it, but seems mechanically sound. It has an accident history...front bumper damage and the air bag deployed but it was repaired.
Anyway, I really want a truck...but this BMW has been very reliable to me. This is my first truck and I know nothing about Ranger maintainence. Could anyone give me some information on the longevity and reliability of these trucks? Thanks to anyone helping out!
I am on my second ranger, 1st was an 04 2wd 3.0 5 speed manual with a stepside. I could get 25-26 mpg with it all day long. After a job change and commuting 50 miles each way on countyroads I knew I would need 4wd for winter driving , I found a 07 reg cab xl 4wd 3.0 5 speed manual with 12k miles. mpg's on the new truck are about 21.
reliability......I also own a BMW Z4..... my ranger's have been more reliable than the BMW