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1986 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SBReview
kenzhardy15 writes:
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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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1986 Ford RangerReview
Brandy writes:
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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
Unique
Loud
Powerful

Cons: Gas Mileage
Expensive parts

11 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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1986 Ford RangerReview
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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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1986 Ford RangerReview
Matt writes:
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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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1986 Ford RangerReview
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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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1986 Ford RangerReview
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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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1986 Ford RangerReview
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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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1986 Ford RangerReview
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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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1986 Ford RangerReview
towmader writes:
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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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1986 Ford Ranger Review
Justin says:
vs1986 Toyota Pickup 2 Dr One Ton Standard Cab LB
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Power Ranked 1986 Toyota Pickup 2 Dr One Ton Standard Cab LB better.
"Its a lighter truck and hp is pretty close, on the 5 speed, it is fun to drive!"
Back Seats Ranked 1986 Toyota Pickup 2 Dr One Ton Standard Cab LB better.
"Ranger doesnt have back seats, rare option on ones that did and they were smaller seats in the back than the Toyota"

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