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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #1 (permalink)
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ranger 2003 xlt

just bought a pre owned ranger 2003 xlt.very clean with 40 thou miles on
it.im very very happy and have ordered a matching cap to.being a
previous owner of a 84 chevy s10 i learned as the truck got older the
little quirks and break downs.are there any ranger problems i should be
aware of as the truck gets older?......any preventive tips towards
keeping problems from the ford ranger that may occur?

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ranger 2003 xlt

<seasons_change@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:29253-42AD0BD6-33@storefull-3211.bay.webtv.net...
> just bought a pre owned ranger 2003 xlt.very clean with 40 thou miles on
> it.im very very happy and have ordered a matching cap to.being a
> previous owner of a 84 chevy s10 i learned as the truck got older the
> little quirks and break downs.are there any ranger problems i should be
> aware of as the truck gets older?......any preventive tips towards
> keeping problems from the ford ranger that may occur?
>

Much will depend on how the previous owner cared for it. Quality has
improved on newer vehicles, so chances are, it should have less problems.

The S10 has had a history of poor fit and finish, electrical problems and
other reliability issues according to the consumer products magazines. My
parents had a 91 Jimmy and it had only a couple minor issues up to 160K
miles. By contrast, their 95 Blazer was good until 80K and started needing
major repairs every other month. After getting stranded on the road, they
had enough and sold it. Maybe the older ones were better : )
John


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: ranger 2003 xlt

S10's have a profound internal problem with the window wipes. replace
repair and then they fail the first time it rains again. The same prob for
over 20 yrs?
I have given up and switch to ranger now, so far so good, some small probs
with electricals, but nothing major to speak of.
Wish ford had a 4 cyl deisel for the rangers....

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> <seasons_change@webtv.net> wrote in message
> news:29253-42AD0BD6-33@storefull-3211.bay.webtv.net...
> > just bought a pre owned ranger 2003 xlt.very clean with 40 thou miles on
> > it.im very very happy and have ordered a matching cap to.being a
> > previous owner of a 84 chevy s10 i learned as the truck got older the
> > little quirks and break downs.are there any ranger problems i should be
> > aware of as the truck gets older?......any preventive tips towards
> > keeping problems from the ford ranger that may occur?
> >

> Much will depend on how the previous owner cared for it. Quality has
> improved on newer vehicles, so chances are, it should have less problems.
>
> The S10 has had a history of poor fit and finish, electrical problems and
> other reliability issues according to the consumer products magazines. My
> parents had a 91 Jimmy and it had only a couple minor issues up to 160K
> miles. By contrast, their 95 Blazer was good until 80K and started needing
> major repairs every other month. After getting stranded on the road, they
> had enough and sold it. Maybe the older ones were better : )
> John
>
>



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