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Ford Ranger vs. Mercedes-Benz M-Class Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Ford Ranger or Mercedes-Benz M-Class reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Ford Ranger and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   23 M-Classes, 8.8 months of data per M-Class, average 12700 miles

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2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   15 M-Classes, 8.6 months of data per M-Class, average 21500 miles

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2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   14 M-Classes, 7.6 months of data per M-Class, average 51100 miles

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2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   15 M-Classes, 8.7 months of data per M-Class, average 61000 miles

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2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   15 M-Classes, 9.4 months of data per M-Class, average 81000 miles

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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   10 M-Classes, 7.2 months of data per M-Class, average 93200 miles

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2004 Ford Ranger   14 Rangers, 7.3 months of data per Ranger, average 80900 miles

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2003 Ford Ranger   14 Rangers, 8.7 months of data per Ranger, average 99000 miles

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2002 Ford Ranger   15 Rangers, 8.3 months of data per Ranger, average 110600 miles

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2001 Ford Ranger   10 Rangers, 9.3 months of data per Ranger, average 121700 miles

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2000 Ford Ranger   10 Rangers, 9.1 months of data per Ranger, average 114400 miles

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2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class   10 M-Classes, 9.0 months of data per M-Class, average 127200 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Ranger

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What Our Members Are Saying about Ford Ranger Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Ford Ranger: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 143-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic RWD
Many still on the road after many years. My friend has a 2003 with over 190,000 miles with only normal maintenance.
2009 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My 2009 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 with 4.0L engine now has approx 27,000 km and has not required a single repair. Owners manual suggests 12,000 km oil change interval but I change it on my own at 6,000 and then take it to the dealer at the next 6,000. I provide my own synthetic oil.
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
As said abouve I have owned 2 in the past. And as long as you stay away from the Automatic Tranny, reliability is top notch.
2007 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 148-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
The 3.0L engine is not a powerhouse, but is proven design and is durable.
2007 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
No major problems on any Ranger that I have owned. Keep up on basic vehicle needs and the truck will last for a very long time.
2006 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
This is my 3rd Ranger. I have had very good luck with my past Rangers. I was going to purchase a Toyota pickup. But got a reat deal on another Ranger.
2004 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My Ranger does not Leave me stranded often. I dont have to worry about turning the key and not starting, as for Durability they will take alot of abuse.
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 154-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I know others who have had good experience with reliability and very long life for vehicle.
Reliability and Durability of the Ford Ranger: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2001 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 119-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Typical Ford cheap ( but still better then GM cheap)
2001 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 119-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Get good at fixin your own truck, otherwise you will know your mechanic real good! Its always something with a Ranger.

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