1989 Ford Ranger User Reviews

1989 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"cheap car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews

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Arvie writes:
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good on gas

Cons

lacked power

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Decent Pick Up — Good, basic small truck. No torque at all, no towing power, good AC, great gas mileage for a pick up. Cheap entry model vehicle. Perfect for a high school and college student (which is what I was then). Driving from Fayetteville to Jacksonville wasn't too bad in my truck. It was good to have because I was able to move all my stuff in it, like my couch and bed...

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Johnathon writes:
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reliability

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not a performance vehicle

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Great For A First Car — this car has lasted me since I was 16 years old. its not fast and its not pretty but it is reliable and always gets me where I need to go. I learned how to drive a stick in this truck and have only replaced the clutch once.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jofa writes:
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It's One Repair After Another - Is This Usual? — Love this truck but the repairs are beginning to make me hate it. Everything is either being repaired and has been repaired. Now I have a leak somewhere - replaced radiator, water pump, all hoses - thinking it's the engine seal???

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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sadtho writes:
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5
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180.000 Miles On It And Motor Still Runs Like New 2.9l V-6 — my dad bought the truck brand new and my mom gave it to me when dad passed and with the exception of a slave cylinder and brakes it has been virtually maintenance free..dad always said to keep the oil changed regularly and the only oil that was allowed in his shop was and still is valvoline.and it towes my boat around on a regular basis.

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Earl writes:
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5

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V-8 in a lil truck

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V-8 in a lil truck

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89' Ranger — took a fully stock 4 cyl ranger, put a 351w in it and shaved everything. Repaired the frame strengthened it and had to custom install and fabricate most of the wiring and fuel system

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jug123_head writes:
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runs great i am never left in a place it always dies at my house

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reparis

jug123_head
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Repairs — my ranger has 214000 miles on it it runs like a champ. i have had to do repairs on it

Owner for 4 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:25,000

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Jeremy writes:
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5

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built like a rock

Cons

a little on the small size!

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The Outlaw Ranger — I have owned this truck for 4 years and it has taken everything i have thrown at it and i have thrown alot at it!It has never let me down! it handles very nicely and it has a quite suprisingly a lot of get up and go!

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Robert writes:
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4

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Handles good, Brakes well, Inside great. Non expensive

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Needs paint, small

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Stick Ford — My truck has good gas mileage. It runs good. The performance is good for a truck. Brakes well. handles good even on gravel. It needs new shocks. The inside is great. Needs new paint. Not expensive to drive. Depending on what type of road I am driving on, it can be very fun to drive.

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wickedjstr writes:
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The four banger gets good mileage and the truck itself is in between the ages, meaning that it's not so old that parts are scarce and it's not so new that parts are spendy

Cons

power, and finding modifications for the engine with out having to swap a v8

wickedjstr
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Wth — like it, it's good little truck that is easy to do a frame-off resto, if you wanted, it can also be easily converted to a flat bed, or lowered to a super stance, the conversion package to a V8 is out there and cheap compared to other small truck to big engine swaps.

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

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Bill writes:
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Very clean - useful for driving around town

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Not gonna be great on the freeway or long commutes

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Really Clean And Runs Great — Appearance is excellent, gets decent gas mileage, the brakes and tires and battery have been done recently - I replaced the windshield washer hoses under the hood. It does use some oil and I wouldn't take it on a long road trip - but it will serve well for around town and short hauls.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1985 Ford Ranger Reviews

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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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1986 Ford Ranger Reviews

It's Been A Greet Get Around Car. By kenzhardy15

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 it... Read More

The Branger By Purpledragon

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. 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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