1986 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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    1986 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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    65

    It's Been A Greet Get Around Car. — 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 its so small but still being able to carry stuff in it because the engine is so strong.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: You can see everything around you and it accelerates pretty decent.

    Cons: Have to push brakes almost all the way down to stop.

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    The Branger — 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.

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

    Pros: Custom
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    Loud
    Powerful

    Cons: Gas Mileage
    Expensive parts

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    Love It — I Love this truck, 2.9L 5-speed, 4 inch rough country suspension lift and 30's, this thing is almost just as good as the 4wd's I play around with and keeps up with the V8's if I try hard enough lol

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

    Pros: It's a Ranger!

    Cons: If you don't like rusty bedsides

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    It's Been Rock Solid Reliable For The 6 Years I've Owned It. — It's lifted 6 inches with a skyjacker long arm kit, and rolls on 33 inch tires. It's locked in the rear, has on onboard air compressor, dual batteries, a 200 amp alternator, and a winch. I have built this all myself and I have roughly $10,000. invested in it so far. It's noisy and it doesn't handle that well but I love it. It's been pretty reliable and gets very good mileage for what it is, although it is a maintenance nightmare and requires constant looking over. It has been built from the parts of rangers and bronco II's from years 84,86,87,88,90,91,and 96

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

    Pros: It's all I have

    Cons: It's pretty slow

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    Works Well Except That It Vapor Locks In Hot Weather — kinda what the one line said

    Pros: good car to start out with

    Cons: vapor locks and the number of people it can hold

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    Got The Truck For Free. With 260,000 Miles — The best littel truck I ever had. When i got it it was just supposed to get me through a coule months. It ended up lasting fro 4 years with no maintenence problems. However finally the transmission did go out and it was just not cost effectve to replace it.

    Pros: reliable, good on gas, (2WD version)

    Cons: Just don't expect to get anywhere fast.

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    Old Truck. — Good small truck. Gets around nicely. Mine rusted, and my tranny went out, but it is a ford.

    Pros: v6, pickup

    Cons: pinto transmission.

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    Awesome!!! — This little truck was wicked fast!!! After i put in V-8! Had a chevy 305 H-O with a 4 speed auto,411's in the rear,dual exhaust.

    Pros: fun,fun,fun (burnouts and all)

    Cons: The fuel tank was too small!!!!!

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    One Tough Little Truck — My little Ford Ranger was a tough little truck. I had it for over 10 years and only had a handful of break-downs to speak of. It wasn't the best on gas, but gas wasn't that expensive back then. It would tow my trailor with boat and hawl the lumber to the worksite. It was a fun, rugged little truck.

    Owner for 11 years, 2 months

    Miles Driven per Year:1,600

    Pros: Could tow my boat and hawl lumber

    Cons: Interior size and options were limited

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Ford Ranger Reviews

    Overall Great Vehicle By zcar690

    I like the dependability of this vehicle. I purchased it because I had previously owned a 2001 Ford Ranger that lasted me 10 years 225,000 miles. The 4.0 V6 engine is very strong and the towing capaci... Read More

    2011 Ford Ranger Supercab Sport By Andrew

    One of the main reasons I need to get rid of it is the fact that it isnt a family vehicle and I really need more space for car seats. It does not have a bed liner. It accelerates very smoothly and has... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    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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