1986 Ford Ranger User Reviews

1986 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Appearance:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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Matt writes:
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5

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It's all I have

Cons

It's pretty slow

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It's Been Rock Solid Reliable For The 6 Years I've Owned It. — It's lifted 6 inches with a skyjacker long arm kit, and rolls on 33 inch tires. It's locked in the rear, has on onboard air compressor, dual batteries, a 200 amp alternator, and a winch. I have built this all myself and I have roughly $10,000. invested in it so far. It's noisy and it doesn't handle that well but I love it. It's been pretty reliable and gets very good mileage for what it is, although it is a maintenance nightmare and requires constant looking over. It has been built from the parts of rangers and bronco II's from years 84,86,87,88,90,91,and 96

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Sam writes:
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3

Pros

good car to start out with

Cons

vapor locks and the number of people it can hold

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Works Well Except That It Vapor Locks In Hot Weather — kinda what the one line said

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Zachary writes:
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Pros

It's a Ranger!

Cons

If you don't like rusty bedsides

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Love It — I Love this truck, 2.9L 5-speed, 4 inch rough country suspension lift and 30's, this thing is almost just as good as the 4wd's I play around with and keeps up with the V8's if I try hard enough lol

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Thomas writes:
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5

Pros

reliable, good on gas, (2WD version)

Cons

Just don't expect to get anywhere fast.

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Got The Truck For Free. With 260,000 Miles — The best littel truck I ever had. When i got it it was just supposed to get me through a coule months. It ended up lasting fro 4 years with no maintenence problems. However finally the transmission did go out and it was just not cost effectve to replace it.

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Shirraj writes:
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4

Pros

v6, pickup

Cons

pinto transmission.

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Old Truck. — Good small truck. Gets around nicely. Mine rusted, and my tranny went out, but it is a ford.

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Purpledragon writes:
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5

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Custom
Unique
Loud
Powerful

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Gas Mileage
Expensive parts

Purpledragon
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The Branger — I love this truck, my dad built it himself and we always ride in it. When we go muddin we are always the ones to pull the other people out of the mud ;) There is no other truck like it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Barrett writes:
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5

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fun,fun,fun (burnouts and all)

Cons

The fuel tank was too small!!!!!

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Awesome!!! — This little truck was wicked fast!!! After i put in V-8! Had a chevy 305 H-O with a 4 speed auto,411's in the rear,dual exhaust.

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towmader writes:
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4

Pros

Could tow my boat and hawl lumber

Cons

Interior size and options were limited

towmader
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One Tough Little Truck — My little Ford Ranger was a tough little truck. I had it for over 10 years and only had a handful of break-downs to speak of. It wasn't the best on gas, but gas wasn't that expensive back then. It would tow my trailor with boat and hawl the lumber to the worksite. It was a fun, rugged little truck.

Owner for 11 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,600

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2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

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Acts and drives like a small truck. Doesn't pretend to be anything other than a truck. No mushy car like ride. Provides good utility. Daily driver. Road and cabin noise is louder than normal. Fr... Read More

Great Starter Truck. By Brockmontgomery

I like the small size and good fuel milage. it is easy to drive and handel, that is why is a great starter vehicle. Not enough room for many passergers. overall a good pick up truck for a young driver... Read More

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2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

Good Looker By Bailie

I liked the sporty look of the hood and fender flairs. The color is very pleasing as well as the interior color. The Rally Gauge Cluster gave interior a sporty look as well and was surprised that it... Read More

My Ranger By Mike

i own the bare bones ford ranger, the only option ordered was cloth seats over vinyl ones. surprisingly the 2.3 liter engine has sufficient power for day to day driving. it also gets pretty good gas m... Read More

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

How Would I Sum Up This Truck ? By Fordtudor37

This Ford Ranger Regular cab, short bed, 4x4, 3.0 Liter engine with automatic overdrive transmission is a good vehicle for light daily needs BUT, it could have had better engineered by way of manual l... Read More

Great Truck For Me By Briant

For completely stock, she's quite torquey. 4.0L stock under the hood, along with everything else as well for now. Building from the ground up as soon as it is paid off, which will make it even better ... Read More

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2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great Truck, Very Fun To Drive, And To Keep Clean (well I Enjoy It Anyways) By Justin

I love my truck what can I say... She has given me some problems but always comes out stronger in the end! She has about 65k miles in her right now and I have people come up to me ans ask if its brand... Read More

Love My Truck, The Only Thing Is That The Double Cabs Should Come Out In 3ltr As Standard Though. By Mickey

Performance - acceleration - Great, braking - Needs ABS and EBS, handling - Great Build Quality - has it needed repairs? - No repairs, squeaks/rattles - None Appearance - interior - basic and functio... Read More

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