1986 Ford Ranger User Reviews

1986 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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Barrett writes:
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5

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fun,fun,fun (burnouts and all)

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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:
1986 Ford Ranger Review
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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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kenzhardy15 writes:
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4

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You can see everything around you and it accelerates pretty decent.

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Have to push brakes almost all the way down to stop.

kenzhardy15
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It's Been A Greet Get Around Car. — For how small and light the truck is I'm disappointed the gas mileage wasn't better. I do however love having complete visibility. As well as being able to park my truck just about anywhere because its so small but still being able to carry stuff in it because the engine is so strong.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sam writes:
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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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Purpledragon writes:
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Custom
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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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Matt writes:
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It's all I have

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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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Zachary writes:
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It's a Ranger!

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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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Shirraj writes:
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v6, pickup

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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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Thomas writes:
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reliable, good on gas, (2WD version)

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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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1983 Ford Ranger Reviews

Low Gas Mileage, But Hey, It's A Hotrod By munch

Good looks and awesome power. Would love a fancy radio but the cab doesn't allow much to be added in the way of amps and speakers. May upload a few pictures in the future because I may be selling it... Read More

Great Choice For Work Truck! By frankyb

The Ford Ranger is probably the best compact truck ever made. People generally get hundreds of thousands of miles out of them. I am no exception. My 1983 Ford Ranger 4x4 has turned over it's odometer ... Read More

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1984 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great 4x4 By lukasveit

i have been thru alot with my little ford ranger and it has came thru every time i have done road trips, off roading, camping, ect. and its a great little truck and starts every time cold start or not... Read More

Needs A Full Rebuild By Joseph

Weak 2.3L burns oil, gets about 10L for 100km, carburated, 4spd on the floor, body is in good shpae for an 84, frame has no rot, good for a project truck. Does good in the twisties for a truck. Part... Read More

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1985 Ford Ranger Reviews

1985 Ford Ranger By Daniel

love the truck .....its got all brand new parts new seeen snow its a good truck for raceing .....it handles good...brand new front end....its set up for raceing.....its awsome on gas.....yes the truck... Read More

1985 Ford Ranger By Ian

I bought this truck a year ago for $1300 dollars, and have invested about $1000 more into it with a new clutch, new brake master cylinder and new power brakes. She's held up real well, although I d... Read More

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1987 Ford Ranger Reviews

The Best Car/truck Ive Ever Owned By Kyle

even though it didnt have airbags and my seat was only half bolted in this truck saved my life in a 90+ MPH crash with a guardrail, i should be dead. this truck was like a child to me. i miss her soo... Read More

Country Boy College Kid Fun Ride By Allen

This is an amazing little truck with an awesome package. It is small, but still has 4WD and enough power to get into some trouble. Mnine has a 4" body lift and some decently bulky tires on it too. ... Read More

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1988 Ford Ranger Reviews

'88 Ford Ranger Super Cab By Tracy

Excellent little truck. I bought it more for look-good and daily driving. Super cab, 2.3L 4 cylinder , 5-speed, AC, Stereo. I put a bed liner and light bar on it. Not very fast but it goes pret... Read More

Amazin By cherikaw

The truck literally will run til it dies. Unfortunately im now working out some bugs. It does alright for an 88. The heater works well if by chance you lets say flip it... You will survivewhle wearing... Read More

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