1998 Ford Ranger User Reviews

1998 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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  • 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:3.6 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
  • 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: 4.1 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

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"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 18 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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Stick Shift, Gas Mileage

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No Back seat

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98 Ranger — Just bought the ranger and so far it has been fun to drive. and even with 205K its still running strong. Minimal rust and body damage but there is some. Being a stick shift it gets great gas mileage. Not much performance but thats not the purpose of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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could haul anything and after fixing everything the vehicle ran awesome for me i loved it and will miss it a lot

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the power going onto the highway sucked.  could never get up to 65.  and was somewhat noisy going down the road

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Ford Ranger — the look of the truck was somewhat good looking but after i got it and put some rims and tires on it, it looked really sweet. it was somewhat noisy in the cab. In my case i spend a lot of money to fix all the things tht were wrong with my truck and the gas mileage was the same as a full size pickup which sucks

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4x4

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Gas milage

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Good Solid Truck — I love it because it can go anywhere because of the big tires and its 4x4. i fly a big 3x5 American flag off the back. 4.0 V6 is enough power for what i do. WISH IT WAS LIFTED!! Its pretty fun to drive, though.

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

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1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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Fits in any parking spot. No blind spots.

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gas mileage

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Reliable And Low Cost Maintainance. — reliable transportation. Not a good work vehicle. Can't hide much in the cab. The 4 cylinder doesn't get the greatest gas mileage. Transmission doesn't shift smoothly. I've taken this vehicle, with high mileage, on a long road trip without a break-down. Would definitely buy another one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SB Review
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It does anything

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Nothing Great Truck

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Best Truck I Have Ever Owned — This is by far the best truck I have ever owned! 4cly 5spd, I used to take it off road and beat the crap out of it in college and high school. Brother hit some black ice and went head on into some K-rail on the freeway without his seat belt on and walked away (the truck still ran great). We had the frame straightened and replaced a fender, hood, grill, and bumper. Still drive the truck everyday and pull a 18ft car hauler and a utility trailer with it regularly. It is at about 280,000 miles and still running strong. Have had no mechanical problems with this truck!

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

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1998 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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its litle adn has a step side for my short height

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washing out the truck bed, it slants towards the cab.

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Recommended — Love it becuase its a little 4 cyl. so it uses the same amount of gas as my chevette did. It is a two seater which means I don't ahev to drive friends around, I don't have to pay movers, less windows to scrape in the winter, heats up fast too!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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Good size for getting through tight spots, great fuel economy.

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Small cargo area, needs more power.

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The Ranger Is A Great Little Truck — Great little truck. Could have used a little more power and needed four wheel anti-lock breaks. Like the size of the truck to get through tight spots but doesn't have the cargo space of a full size truck. The cab was just big enough for me to fit in as I am 6'-6". Fun to drive!

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

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Sturdy, reliable

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Blend door easily broken

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1998 Ford Ranger — Minor faults that appear to be common in fords - blend door broke so truck only blows hot air. Besides that, this is a great truck. Mine is 12yrs old with 184k. With regular oil changes and a little tlc, this truck is still going strong!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SB Review
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Offroad

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Good Work Truck — Its ok. great offroad, not enough weight in the back, if you give it much gas at all, you can smoke the tires. gets really bad gas mileage even though its a just a v6. dont get one that has been totaled.

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

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1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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quick

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low-end torque in mid-range speeds

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Light Rear End — Quick in acceleration No governor which means top speed is 118 Decent gas mileage Fun to drive Five Speed it's pretty quick on a cold-start and has 4:10 posi gears in the rear end. gotta love it on a 4-banger

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

Practical. By DugK

Acts and drives like a small truck. Doesn't pretend to be anything other than a truck. No mushy car like ride. Provides good utility. Daily driver. Road and cabin noise is louder than normal. Fr... Read More

Great Starter Truck. By Brockmontgomery

I like the small size and good fuel milage. it is easy to drive and handel, that is why is a great starter vehicle. Not enough room for many passergers. overall a good pick up truck for a young driver... Read More

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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

Good Looker By Bailie

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

very dependable,its my 3rd ranger.there tough,never had any issues with them,there great off roaders,they hauls very well for a small truck. hauls my 3 atv in my 7x14 trailer and packed for a fami... Read More

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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

Love My Truck, The Only Thing Is That The Double Cabs Should Come Out In 3ltr As Standard Though. By Mickey

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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