1987 Ford Ranger User Reviews

1987 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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Steven writes:
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4

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4WD, Good looking, easily customizable, rides good.

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Small engine but fast, Manual locking hubs, Fenders rust.

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Ford Ranger- Great Quality Small Truck — A 1987 Ford Ranger ext. It is a great quality small truck. Although it only has a 2.9L V6 it gets up to speed. It is a nice truck with little body work done (a little body filler and new metal needed for the rusty fenders) but it has a grey and silver bottom trim pait job. It looks very good. Theres a few modifications in the cab like a cargo net in the back and center console on the roof where the 4WD touch switch was put and a spot for a police scanner or CB radio. This truck we got for free because the procelin of a spark plug was stuck in the head. It has 32 inch tires and American racing wheels. It has a modified straight exhaust, but were soon getting a cherry bomb glass pack muffler. The aftermarket 3" body lift makes it look like a average height pickup. 1987 Rangers were very low trucks out of the factory with small wheels. The truck doesn't need much maintenance unless you have rust on the body, just the nessasary oil changes and spark plugs. Although it has a 2.9L V6 it only gets about 18 MPG (city) and 20 MPG(highway). It would be nicer if it could have a bigger engine but its a workhorse and the biggest motor they had for rangers that year. The 4WD works well, this truck can get up with most of the newer trucks up hills, through mud, and through snow or any off road condition. The 4WD has the maual lockin hubs so you have to get out and swith the two front wheels in to gear. It has two Jump pull out seats in the back of the cab for extra space also the capartments are a good storage spot.

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Kyle writes:
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5

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everything

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nothing

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The Best Car/truck Ive Ever Owned — 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

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

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Allen writes:
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I love this truck!  It's a really good size for my needs and has enough power to play with.

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I don't really hate anything about it.  I wish it had a little bigger engine though.

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Country Boy College Kid Fun Ride — 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. It gets the job done.

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

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Daniel writes:
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4

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excelent at offroading

Cons

plastic gears in tranny that break easy and r expensive to replace

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Great For Offroading Not For Racing — best offroading truck ive ever drove!!!t top end of 95mph the tranny had plastic gears that broke if u shift too quickly and it was very top heavy which made cornering at highspeeds hard to accomplish but i loved that truck.

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

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David writes:
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it gets 25mpg and its a 4x4

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very slow looses speed up small hilsls

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Awesome — The truck has a 2.3l turbodiesel and a 5 speed manual transmission. red with a blue interior. Doesn't have mcuh power but since it is diesel i can drive around in town and blow smoke on some car following me close and they never get near me again. it also has a cd player

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

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Matt writes:
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Good little 4x4

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2,9 liter engine had no balls

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Decent Little Truck. — Performance- Decent 4 wheel drive. I actually like lockers. The 2.9 liter v6 had no balls though. It was middle of the road for performance in my opinion. Build Quality- Well it was 17 years old when I bought it. Still was in good shape, only had a few rust spots. had over 160,000 miles on it I put another 40k on it before it got a crack in the head. I would say it was very mechanically sound till that point. I think 200k was all she had in her. Appearance- pretty much a basic box shaped truck. Once you jack it up and put bigger wheels on it, it really starts to actually look like a bad MF'er cost to own- got decent gas mileage, didn't require anything till it cracked the head, then it just fell apart after that. so I probably put into it for what I got it for. Fun Factor- Lots of fun with this little 4x4....lots of fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dave writes:
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it was a beast!!!

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tranny

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Just A Simple Beast!!! — Awesome truck...its a beast. It has plenty of power for the typical owner but you could always throw in a V8!!! Definitely get the 4x4 with the extended cab. It was a blast to drive and 4 wheel with too!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
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all metal

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year

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Best Truck — Best pickup in it's class! This truck is a great overall mid-size truck. If you want a nice looking, good performing, solid truck for work or for yourself.I have made a few modifications to increase overall hp. I also threw out the small tires it comes with and added larger, more robust looking tires. The ride on this truck is excellent for a truck.

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Derrick writes:
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5

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Truck, MPG, Apperance, power.

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no A/C, 2x4.

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1987 Ford Ranger — my truck is great, it has great MPG and looks good. it starts every time i turn the key and iv never had a problem with it. its a little under powered but its great for an inline four. i want to paint it and drop a V6 in it someday.

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Michelle writes:
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5

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small, easy to get around in city and country, pack anything

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can only take two people very under powered

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Sweet Range — The Rranger is by far my fav, I've owned 3 of them. The perfect size if you have no kids! Easy to get around in and I could put my motorcycle in the back if I had to and pull a small boat (10 foot). I moved with this truck and it was very easy to work on at home. Unfortunately very under powered. This car was a 5 speed with no A/C, no power steering and no Power asst brakes.

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2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

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2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

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