are ford rangers good trucks?

i am looking to get a small truck with a v6 with 4×4 to put a little lift on. nothing big just a 4 inch and throw on aftermarket rims… i have looked at a bunch of trucks and i kinda like them.. are they good?
thanks, after looking around i think im going with a s-10 zr2, a little more but hopefully more reliable.. thanks!

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6 Responses to are ford rangers good trucks?

  1. BLUEJAY June 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    If you are buying one that is 3 or 4 years old yes they still have a lot of life in them. But if you plan to buy an older one say 1994 to 2005 you better look real good. I bought one and the body looked real good motor ran good transmission ok . Then I went to put tires on brake lines leaking had to replace all of them. Wheel cylinders were leaking, Frame mount for leaf spring was rusted away, And as I was replacing all these parts The guy at NAPA said he bought a 1998 and replaced all the same stuff. Then I stopped and looked at a 1996 a couple weeks ago and after getting under it I seen the same problems. I paid $ 1200 for the truck and put $ 700 in it already and see another $ 500 yet to do. And that is me doing the work my self if The local repair shop did this about $ 2200 Good luck and double check

  2. Michael L June 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Buy a Chevy!!! ford transmissions suck, from the people i know and friends who had a ford the transmission died all of them, over 4 and 3 of them owned by mechanics. Chevy’s have better built transmissions.

  3. Randy W June 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    you like em and that’s all that counts.

    I have seen some decent ones and like the other fella , I’m a Chevy man

    They can be maintained to be as good as a new rig

  4. Big T June 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm #


  5. wild child June 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    ranger is a good truck. but if you can git a s-10 or blazer with a 4.3

  6. Old Guy June 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Pretty much so; you still see them on the highways from the ’80’s