1999 Ford Ranger User Reviews

1999 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 53 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 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: 4.2 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

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PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"reliable car" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Jordan writes:
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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5

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Ride, Power, Comfort, Reliabilty

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Gas

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1999 Ford Ranger — Truck is awesome. Nothing ever breaks on it. Powerful 4.0L V6 engine. 4x4 4 Doors. I would drive this truck cross country without my fingers crossed. Ford makes damn good vehicles. It is so fun to dive and it rides nice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tom writes:
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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Everything

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Amazing Ranger — Well - it was actually a 4 door. I put about 50k miles on this truck in 11 months. Never a problem. Very solid, and towed well. Would like to have another (one day). Went through, over, on, much terrain and weather with this truck.

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

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Jcdabney writes:
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab 4WD SB Review
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4

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This  truck was everything I expected and still provides a good reliability ride.

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No negative comments.

Jcdabney
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Good Reliable Truck For Work Or Play — I love this truck it has provided many good years of service. Overall, this will make a good reliable vehicle for work or play. The only reason it is being sold is to replace with small car for my daugther.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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redneckgirl1563 writes:
1999 Ford Ranger Review
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I like everything about this truck

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The back seats are not comfortable. Developed a leak in the back over the driver side backseat.

redneckgirl1563
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Great — I bought this truck for me because I wanted to be able to haul plants, gardening things, etc. and only had a family car. General has run great for us over the years. This is a great truck. Highly recommended.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marissa159tx writes:
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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Power, comfortable car, reliable, fuel economy

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Transmission

Marissa159tx
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1999 Ford Ranger Xlt Can Handle Almost Anything. Recommend To All — I love this truck. Weve experienced mostly good things together. It wasnt the first truck i wanted to drive, but im glad i did. Its passed down from grandparents and if not for me getting a new 2006 motor, the truck would just continue sitting in the driveway. The alignment is off, headlights are yellow, wipers come on when you hit a bump (or when you say something good about the truck its "happy" sign is the wipers), back doors wont open, and it can lose traction when hitting a bump at high speeds. Then again its 15years old. It has won races against camaros and bigger trucks. The gas mileage is better with this new engine but maybe i drive it too much to realize it from The commuting from school, work, and visiting friends. Its Reliable, can off-road, tow, travel quite a ways. She may be small but can carry a lot. I push her limit at times to climb hills but so far no injuries. it is truly a great truck. Everyone has told me not to invest in it because its old and could break down. Well, ive put more than enough miles on the truck and shes still running. Someday ill put a lift on it and maybe a paint job. I have a great mechanic who has fixed up the truck and has made it a "classic" in my eyes. Maybe some day it will be.

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

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jnrice writes:
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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4

Pros

Cargo space for a light truck, has been low maintenance, reliable, don't need a jack to get under and change oil, good power (more than needed)

Cons

kind of load on the HW, mileage, plastic dash looks cheap, shifts in/out of 4wd a little slow for my taste.  

jnrice
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A Great Door Banger For People With To Many Toys — This has been a great car for me. I have used it for hauling up to 8 full size mtn bikes, slept in the back on ski trips, traveled all over the NW in all kinds of weather. Its weaknesses of mileage and road noise are more than made up for its modest price tag holding true to the Ranger stereotype of reliability as a light truck. It will tow in a pinch, but if you are going to pull anything heavy or far load the box with some weight to help the ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jnrice writes:
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab 4WD LB Review
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3

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Value, good price/utility

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fuel mileage 16/20 c/hw

jnrice
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Best Beater For The Money — This was my first real car. It is "do it all" car and can with not great mileage (worst ever was 12 mpg using lots of 4wd in the winter and best was about 21 mpg driving slow on the hw, typical 14/19 c/hw). These late 90's Rangers hold true to being a good bang for your buck as they kind of just run forever, haul most anything you could need to move and have a reasonably low market value. The extended cab is a MUST so you can lock more valuable things in the back of the cab, and I wouldn't plan on putting anyone in the back seat for very long if you want them to like you after the experience. It was nice to not have to worry about little dings and scratches like I would with a more expensive light truck (after all, it's a utility vehicle).

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

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Chris writes:
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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4

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Its loud and fun

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Its loud (Hard to be subtle)

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I Love It, Its Like My Son. — It has no muffler so it makes some good noise, the windows are tinted real dark and its got a good stereo system. The 4WD on it is solid, but the hubs suck. I also like that it drives nice on the road, the handling is good for a truck and it handles going off road well too, especially for only having mud terrain tires and self adjusting gas shocks. It gets terrible gas mileage, something like 10-12 miles to the gallon (believe it or not). Its a total blast to drive, everybody whos driven my truck loves to drive it and always ask me to drive my girlfriend is the only person I allow to drive it =) The truck performs very well it used to be really fast for a truck but that was before larger tires and many offroad adventures. Its still pretty fast to this day though, the acceleration is still pretty damn good and it makes a lot of noise accelerating too =) my girlfriend approves very much and she feels really hot driving it cause' it doesnt look like a girls truck haha. I think she looks very cute driving it. You can barely see her through the tinted windows but if shes got a window rolled down she looks awesome driving it =) I love it. It was my first truck and I've put something like 175 thousand miles on it. The truck has 250,000 miles on it and still going strong (It just randomly misfires a little)

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

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Nick writes:
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside 4WD SB Review
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Hauling ability

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Less interior room than a closet

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Blue's Clues — My first truck had to be small yet able to haul a bunch of crap. My blue Ranger was just that. I had a great time helping friends and family (and eventually myself) move from town to town. As gas prices soured, I needed something that got more the 15-18 miles per gallon. I'll miss it!

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David writes:
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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Great Truck to drive and to have...

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Little maintenance things here and there...

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My Reliable Truck... — Since I've had the truck I've done a lot things to it to keep it in shape. I've done a tune up, EGR Tube and Valve, routine oil changes, along with coolant flushes, also just replaced the heating coil, so the truck heats up allright...but other than that Riding on BFG Radial T/A's great tires, and putting on the chrome skinned wheels in the spring...

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