2008 Ranger 2.3l - FordTough.ca - Home of Canadian Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Ranger Forum ALL YEARS ALL MODELS

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: near Barrie
Posts: 19
2008 Ranger 2.3l

Hello all. I'd like to get your impressions of the 2008 Ranger 2.3l for gas mileage and acceleration. I have a 9 year old 3.0l Ranger that I want to replace with something more fuel efficient.
If you have any other observations about this engine, please post them.
Thanks.


Steve :icon_smile:
Steve is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 477
IMO. the smart thing to do is stay small. A good friend of mine had a 2.3L 07 Ranger XL, he said it was a good truck for its size. He got rid of it for a 08 XLT, ouch! he calls me once and while to ask me how I can afford gas for the 5.4L. He wishes he stuck with the ranger.
Oreo is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: near Barrie
Posts: 19
That's what I was thinking. My truck has over 220,000 kms on it. The engine is great but isn't the best for mileage. It's time to get a new one.
Steve is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-04-2008, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: near Barrie
Posts: 19


This isn't the my truck, but it is otherwise a duplicate. I picked it up at noon. It's the 2.3l, a/c, cloth seats and new truck smell.

No particular reason to post. Just glad to have received it.
Steve is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-04-2008, 02:26 PM
 
CanadianRanger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Saint John, NB
Posts: 1,901
Garage
Congrats Steve. I am sure the milage will be much better.
And nice color choice too :icon_smile:

2014 F150 FX4 | SuperCrew | 5.0L | 4x4 | Sterling Grey Metallic
CanadianRanger is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-04-2008, 05:10 PM
 
fordtough.ca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: GTA
Posts: 7,721
fordtough.ca is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-04-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Northern Supercrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: watson lake, yukon
Posts: 4,280
Send a message via MSN to Northern Supercrew
nice, what kinds mileage you expecting out of it?

2013 f150 Ecobeast
3.55 E locker
FX4 Screw
SSI tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Northern Supercrew is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: near Barrie
Posts: 19
I'll be happy with 35 mpg highway. I only got 25-26 mpg with my 3.0l. I live in the country and most of my driving is on county roads and highways.

WRT options, I got air and cloth seats - that's it.

After a few days of driving it, I've noticed that it revs higher than my 3.0l. It is slower from 2nd to 3rd gear and the signal switch is real high on the column. I'm not used to it being so high. The seats are harder but that could be that they haven't been broken in. It's quieter than my old truck.

It has less gauges. My 2000 Ranger had oil, battery and temperature gauges. The 2008 only has a temp gauge. The "Oh Sh!t!" handles in the cab are a nice touch. I need to get mats for the floor.

I got the basic AM/FM radio. It's butt ugly and I can get a better AM/FM with CD after market - without the Satellite. Future Shop or Best Buy have good radios for $100 to $150.
Steve is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 09:51 PM
 
Northern Supercrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: watson lake, yukon
Posts: 4,280
Send a message via MSN to Northern Supercrew
cant argue with 35 mpg's. the 4 banger's put out decent power in a reg cab. keep us posted with progress as she breaks in.

2013 f150 Ecobeast
3.55 E locker
FX4 Screw
SSI tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Northern Supercrew is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 01:18 AM
 
Lilbigtrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: London Ontario
Posts: 1,768
Send a message via MSN to Lilbigtrk
nice truck man


MAKE: Ford, MODEL:Ranger, YEAR: 1993, MODS:4inch body lift, 32 11.5 15 M/T's, push bar chrome, rollbar black,4 off road light JVC CD deck,2 12' mtx subs, 1000watt mtx amp,blue neon
Lilbigtrk is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15" rims on 2008 ranger? canadian.bacon Ranger Forum 14 11-16-2008 02:30 PM
2008 Limited Justin1635 Raptor, Harley-Davidson, Limited, King Ranch, 60th Anniversary, Platinum 16 11-05-2008 07:50 PM
Pics of my 86 ranger and my 94 ranger v8ranger Photo and Video Gallery - Members Rides 6 12-15-2007 07:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome