1998 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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Jordan writes:
1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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5

Pros

Gas Mileage, Acceleration, Power, Interior Room,

Cons

None!

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I Love This Truck! — I bought this truck used in 2006. I wanted a very nice looking pickup that got good gas mileage and still and power and good acceleration. I have beat 1 2.2L Chevy S-10 and 2 4.3L V6 Chevy S-10's. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone!

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Cody writes:
1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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4

Pros

quick

Cons

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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Ian writes:
1998 Ford Ranger XL Extended Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

its a truck! and AMERICAN

Cons

gas is kinda bad

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Awesome! — Absolutely awesome, only downside is I get like 15 MPGs but its what you get with a truck. no repair needed and appearance is great. gas costs me about 20 dollars per week but gas is high now and i go 30 minutes or more everyday each way

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Emma writes:
1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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4

Pros

Sturdy, reliable

Cons

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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Mel writes:
1998 Ford Ranger XL Extended Cab SB Review
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2

Pros

They can be picked up cheap.

Cons

They can be picked up cheap.

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Take It If It's Given To You - Then Sell It. — 3.0 V6 - underpowered and a gas hog Suspension - what suspension... Brakes - use the 2 minute rule Power steering - dubbed 'the howling' Interior - not bad Noise - Say what? Auto parts stores will love ya! They look good sitting still...in the front yard...with weeds around it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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2

Pros

nice appearance and decent fuel economy

Cons

lack of power

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Ford Ranger Four Cylinder — This truck barely counts as a truck. It is slow with a four cylinder and rides way to low as a 2 wheel drive. However it does get decent gas mileage. it has held up pretty well considering its age and use. It is somewhat fun to drive

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Randall writes:
1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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5

Pros

Great gas mileage

Cons

Not the truck that you can pull everything with

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1998 Ford Ranger — This truck might be small but it is able to do almost any thing that a normal sized truck can, without the worry of gas prices. Currently I can get 28 to 29 miles per gallon. The truck has a 5 speed manual transmission with a 2.5L 4 cylinder motor. Although the truck doesn't have a great towing capacity it has no problem pulling a boat or other small trailer. Overall i am very pleased with the purchase.

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Michael writes:
1998 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

It does anything

Cons

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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Travis writes:
1998 Ford Ranger Splash Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SB Review
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4

Pros

Reliable and tough

Cons

Fuel economy, appearance?

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Good Truck — I had this truck for almost 5 years, it really was a great car. I hauled lots of really heavy things in it and it never let me down. Fuel milage was ok around 17mpg. Overall a well built machine.

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Greg writes:
1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SB Review
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4

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Can't kill it.

Cons

Slow as molasses.

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1998 Ford Ranger — The fury of the 1998 Ford 3.0L engine is not to be overestimated. At full throttle, it sounds as if you're going 100 m.p.h. - however that is far from the truth. On the plus side, I can't seem to kill it.

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