Need Advice Quick
I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a new 2011 Ranger XLT 4x4 with the 4.0 and 6-speed auto transmission.
I used to own a 99 Ranger 4x4 with the 3.0 and 5-speed manual. It was very reliable and easy to maintain. Engine oil changes, transmission, differential fluid changes, spark plugs etc.
So I assume all is pretty much the same on the 2011, 4.0 engine should be pretty easy I would think for all maintenence. Let me know please if not.
My concern is the 6-speed auto transmission. Is it reliable, can I expect it to last well over 100K, mostly highway miles. And is it reasonably easy to change the filter/fluid in this transmission ? Reason I ask is I know there is some difficulty (like no dipstick) on the late model 2005+ Mustangs with the automatic.
Also, realistically - what kind of highway gas mileage at about 75mph can I expect ?
Also, anything else I should know ?