1996 Ford Ranger User Reviews

1996 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 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:4.3 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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BigboyToys writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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5

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extreme fuel saver, will last forever, dependable.

Cons

no rear seating for the family.

BigboyToys
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For A 1996 Its In Great Shape — I didn't like the fact it doesn't have a rear seat in it. But the pros out way the cons bar none. But overall this is a truck that will last a long time, they don't make them like they used to.

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Jeremy writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Good power and pretty comfortable.

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Fuel mileage isn't what I was expecting and back seats are horrid

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Pretty Good Vehicle — The acceleration in this is pretty good actually. One you hit over 3,000 rpms, it starts to pick up speed pretty quickly. It only cost me $4,000 with only 105,000 miles on it. It had a 20 gallon tank in it, and I'd say it would get you 300 or so miles. Not too bad for a little truck. The backseats are crap though. They are just the little fold out ones. I'm 6'1 and I couldnt fit in them (not that I was ever riding in the back). I kept it pretty clean with some Armor All products. Overall, a good, solid running truck. Wish I wouldnt have wrecked it though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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HOTCAKE2012 writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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With gas prices through the roof, I would be stupid not to own one of this very reliable and portable trucks.  It comes in real handy for the house.  No need for U-HAUL.

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Truck seats only three people but it is alright because I use this for hauling stuff from HOME DEPOT & LOWE'S ONLY

HOTCAKE2012
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Simple, Portable And Easy To Maintain — A very very very economical truck but does everything an expensive F 150 will do. If you have a house you need one of these trucks for everyday hauling. It comes very handy if you want to help your neighbors or friends with hauling stuff.

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

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sonofsammykins writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab LB Review
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Good solid 1/4 ton pickup. Does everything a typical pickup owner would need. it shows its size out in the country where everyone and their dogs have 2013 dodge duallies but She holds her own for everything I need getting done.

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big downside is the size of this truck both in and out. Small bed, wood pallets cant fit between the wheel wells and the cab is very short for all those tall folk(my knees are resting against the steering wheel).

sonofsammykins
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The Little Pickup That Could — Not for the lead footed driver, you'll be sorely disappointed in the lack of "get up and go" this truck has. BUT it is a solid reliable pickup for everyday use that's decent on gas. There are better engines out there but Ford managed to make a good engine with decent amounts of torque that doesn't stop you at every gas station. Overall a nice pickup that has served me well for over 10 yrs and I plan on having it for a few more.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jim writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab LB Review
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Good first car, only problem was when the door handle broke in the winter.

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No power, cant even get out of its own way.

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Little Yellow — First car given to me, It was an old Monroe Muffler truck. Most basic model you could buy, beat all to hell, but well maintained mechanically. Rubber floors, the seat had a hole in it, and the drivers seatbelt didnt like to stay buckled. It sounded like a wet fart when I stepped on the gas

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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eddave3 writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Cheep to keep. Easy to drive.Good on gas.

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Wife said its not fast enough. The 3 liter V6 lacks power.

eddave3
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Great 2nd Car, Good Transportation. — Dependable, fun to drive. All around great utility vehicle. Folks always have great comments on the truck, she is great to look at and a pleasure to drive. Reba is part of the family and always ready for work or play!

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

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Lester writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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If you need a smaller truck, it is good.

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Gutless engine, mostly

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Pretty Good — The body of this truck held up very well. The interior had been abused by the time I got it. Overall, it held up well. The motor was gutless, even though it was a V-6. It had an automatic transmission.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dan writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SB Review
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it is a little econo truck that can haul ass

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rust

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They Are Good Little Trucks — the truck is a good economical vehicle. i can beat the piss out of er and still get 20 mpg. watch out for older rangers with the leaf spring mounting locations. they rot out and rot the frame near the gas tank so keep your truck clean y'all

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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good durable little truck

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stay clear of automatic locking hubs

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It May Be Small But Its Doing Well Till The Other Truck Is Fixed — when i got it, it had alot of body work that needed to be done on it. slowly i have been replacing part to make it look better and maybe one day when its old enough and done up it could become a show truck as well

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joseph writes:
1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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reliable

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power

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Great — ok good gas mileage good for towing and hawling small loads good power for a four cylinder good on cost very reliable low maintance nice to drive and has a nice look on the inside and outside nice wheels and tires

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

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2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great Compact Truck By Jddirtbiker

Power dome hood looks great in black. 4ad is easy to operate and works great. Good hauling capacity and a reliable truck. It's my 3rd and I had 210,000 miles on the last one and it still looked grea... Read More

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I liked the sporty look of the hood and fender flairs. The color is very pleasing as well as the interior color. The Rally Gauge Cluster gave interior a sporty look as well and was surprised that it... Read More

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

Awesome! By DucatiMarco

I love this truck - it drives great, and the Grabber Orange color makes it a head-turner. It is fun to drive, and does a good job at towing. The only down-side is I wish it had "real" rear seats, rath... Read More

Great Little Truck! By colin0008

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2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great Truck, Very Fun To Drive, And To Keep Clean (well I Enjoy It Anyways) By Justin

I love my truck what can I say... She has given me some problems but always comes out stronger in the end! She has about 65k miles in her right now and I have people come up to me ans ask if its brand... Read More

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Performance - acceleration - Great, braking - Needs ABS and EBS, handling - Great Build Quality - has it needed repairs? - No repairs, squeaks/rattles - None Appearance - interior - basic and functio... Read More

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