1990 Ford Ranger User Reviews

1990 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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  • 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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"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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Timothy writes:
1990 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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5

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cheap and easy to maintain

Cons

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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Neil writes:
1990 Ford Ranger S Standard Cab 4WD SB Review
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5

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great on gas great on the road

Cons

can only do about 70mph on a 100 mile road trip... oh well whats the hurry?

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Neils Review On A 90 Ranget 4x4 — this ranget has the 2.9L v-6 aluminum block with the 5 inch posi rear end 5 speed manual... i have not had a problem with this truck since the day i bought it. it will bark the tires at will and it gets about 25 mpg's ... for a 6 cylinder it kicks ass!

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

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

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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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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.

Cons

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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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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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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Cory writes:
1990 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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2.3

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nothing

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2.3 Ranger — love the ranger and cant wait to turbo the thing,. it will be awd at that point. i mean come on i hit a deer at 70 mph and drove away with just minor cosmetics. the truck rocks end of story

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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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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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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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