1990 Ford Ranger User Reviews

1990 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 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:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 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: 4.5 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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PROS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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Ken writes:
1990 Ford Ranger S Standard Cab LB Review
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5

Pros

Power, fun, joy.

Cons

Nothing.

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Nothing But A Good Time-and A Hard Working Truck. — Loved the 302 V8, wish that would've been a factory option. Great performance in the straightline as well as when the curves got tight. Being so customized does lead to some headaches the rare occasions it had issues. Great looks, a real sleeper. Fuel mileage was horrendous-but considering how it was tuned for maximum power, expected. Most fun vehicle I've ever had.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Jason writes:
1990 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Handling, Gas Saver, Roomy Interior

Cons

Falling apart, creaky dashboard.

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1990 Ford Ranger - Xlt La Grange Edition — La Grange is a very unique vehicle. I bought her for 800 bucks in Flagstaff, Arizona figuring that she might last me through the winter. (assuming I got myself some snow tires.) Well, she's still alive and well today. She has her problems, but she's old enough to smoke if you know what I mean. I never got those snow tires, and she did fine in the snow. That little motor runs like a ...boring dream. Someone asked me if she runs good. I said, "Well, she runs...I don't know about the good part." I think that summarizes how I feel about La Grange...but I wouldn't sell her...unless the price was right.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SKC writes:
1990 Ford Ranger STX Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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5

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The 4.0L is a BEAST! Reliable, unstoppable in 4x4, feels like a truck.

Cons

A little rusty,

SKC
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A Real Beast Of A Little Truck — The 4.0L OHV is one hell of an engine, nearly indestructible with plenty of power to spare. When I bought it, I could tell it had been driven hard and partially neglected. A can of restore and a cold air intake was more then enough to solve the problems. I've had this truck for a year now, and it has never let me down. Highway mileage is impressive, and it's decently quick. And there's no doubt when you get in, it feels like a truck should, and trust me when Mother Nature's fury comes bearing down on you, the four wheel drive with the Traction-Lok limited slip comes at Mother Nature like a spider monkey! A little sand in the back and it powers through ice and snow like a drive through the park. GOD I love this truck, and I have no plans on selling it. Ever.

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Boyd writes:
1990 Ford Ranger STD Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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158,000+ miles, no rust, still runs great (Just SLOW)

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Possibly the slowest vehicle I've ever ridden in. :) Even lost to an '85 Dodge Rampage.

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Been Around The Block... — I've had a good 10 years with this truck. Only let me down once and it was just the battery. I should rate it higher in performance because it actually handles and stops great for a truck, yet its lack of acceleration really is a deal breaker.

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Tyler writes:
1990 Ford Ranger STD Standard Cab 4WD SB Review
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5

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stereo, and exauhst

Cons

rust

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90 Ranger Xlt, 4.0 V6 — runs great, high quality parts, never had a major problem with it, handles good, no complaints on performance, appearance is good, love the body shape, just could use a paint job, wisconsin winter isnt kind to older vehicles, gets good gas milage for having a bigger v6.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Johnathon writes:
1990 Ford Ranger STD Standard Cab 4WD LB Review
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4

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I love almost everything about it except for a few minor things.

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the fuel gauge does not work. and a/c needs work.

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A Very Nice Little Truck. Would Recomend To Anyone For A First Vehicle. — Only had this truck for a little over a month and am loving it. runs pretty good. drives good. looks decent for being painted with a spray can. has had minor issues, but nothing extremely hard or expensive to fix. gets good gas mileage. fun to drive, haven't had the chance to take it off-roading yet. only paid $650 for it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ross writes:
1990 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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4

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Cheap

Cons

it was a work truck needs some tlc

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It's A Fun Cheap Old Truck. — It's stock, it was cheap,it's 21 years old, im gonna do some body work to it, gets sideways nicely, fun in the snow and fun off-road. accelerates, brakes, handles fine for an old small truck. the only thing wrong with it is the windshield washer doesnt work, havent changed the fuse no big deal, interior is gonna get changed to a two seater instead of the 3/4 split. costs about $60 to fill it up 400km to a tank.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Phillip writes:
1990 Ford Ranger S Standard Cab LB Review
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3

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shes tuff

Cons

lot of miles

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I Love My Truck — Shes just an old truck. 2.3 liter 2 wheel drive. shes alot more powerful than you think though. i once towed a ford explorer for about twenty miles in stop and go trafic and keep in mind she is a stick shift. She needs body work and has about 300,000 miles on her

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Timothy writes:
1990 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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cheap and easy to maintain

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no reason

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It Is Worth It If You Would Like And Older Truck That Is Good To Maintain. — being a truck that was not built for speed but rather a comfortable drive I feel it deserves 5 stars across the board. It had great gas mileage, it had some get up and go and the appearance was amazing, if properly maintained.

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ml4te5ch4 writes:
1990 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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Gas mileage, hauling stuff

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not many

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Good Vehicle — Amazing 25+ MPG with the fuel injected 2.3 liter. OK power with the 5 spd. Very few problems with this vehicle. Put over 20k miles on it in less then 2 years and only replaced a couple sensors, never left me stranded.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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