1988 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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    Best Old Pickup Out There — I love my Truck Its a 1988 ford ranger it is silver with blue and red trim It has next to no rust and runs great I have only had to put 20 bucks into it to replace a ruptured power steering line The only thing that sucks is I payed 2800 for the damn thing and it has no cd player I know, I know I shouldn't complain hey It only has 68,000 miles on it!

    Pros: Runs Great, Has no Rust, Low Miles and Gets Great MPG on The Highway

    Cons: Has no cd player

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    Best Worst Truck Ever. — I absolutely loved this car, but it was a pain in the butt to maintain. I mean, it was my first car and just as old as I am so I couldn't really expect more. The body was in great condition until I wrecked it, but everything under the hood needed some help. It had a cracked head, the oil leaked, the transmission fluid leaked, the gas gauge was broken... Lots of maintenance and lots of money spent on fluids, but I still loved it. It had great handling. Awesome turning radius for a truck. I drove it like it was a zippy little sedan. Except I couldn't drive over 75mph or else the entire thing would shake up a storm. But it was so much fun and I wish I still owned it.

    Pros: paint very receptive to chalk drawings, great handling, looked awesome even with the giant dent in the bed, fits six high school kids with ease

    Cons: fluids refilled daily, horrible gas mileage, broken gas gauge to boot, too awesome for its own good

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    My Only Pickup — We really used this truck. It was my daily commuter and then on weekends we'd throw everything in the back and go camping. I learned that it was NOT a four-wheel-drive... It was a nice color of blue.

    Pros: Utilitarian.

    Cons: Too small for four people.

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    Ok Little Truck — 4 cyl. engine was way underpowered in the 4X4. Couldn't use overdrive into a head wind. Put the poor little thing through hell and it kept going though. It only quit on me once (after abusing it through some pretty serious mud)...went back the next day and she fired right up!

    Pros: Couldn't kill it.

    Cons: Power.

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    Danger Ranger! — I drove my family's Ranger for the first year of college. What a trooper! It started in the coldest of Fargo days always on the first try. I also got in a wreck with it there, but it held up great. It's a cute little silver Ranger with tinted windows. And when it's in 4 wheel drive it's unstoppable. Oh, and it's a manual shift, so it's fun to drivet too!

    Pros: Can start in cold Fargo, ND weather and get you through the snow there too!

    Cons: Has a dent in it now. :(

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    4 Cylinder Weak To Climb Hills, Need Weights & Better Tires For Winter Driving — Good gas economy pickup in standard 4 version but engine a bit weak especially while go uphill.

    Pros: great for moving stuff or landscaping

    Cons: regular cab does not permit more than 2 aldult seating, needs a V6

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    Favorite Vehicle I Had! — This truck was purchased new buy my grandfater when i was just a kid. As i grew older he told me someday i'd be driving this truck, and I did! I had no problems with this truck at all! Ford makes an amazing truck! If the tranny didn't give out i'd still be driving this truck today!! I miss it terribly!

    Pros: Awesome all around.  Incredible sound with side exhaust and no muffler!!

    Cons: tranny death prematurely:(

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    2 Dr Stx 4wd Extended Cad Sb They Didn't Have Any Trims To Select For 1988 But This Is What Is Was. — 2.9 V6, 5-speed manual trasmission, 205,000 miles when I traded it in for the F-Bird, This thing was thru hell and back......a few times.....lol My dad bought it when it had like 100,000 miles on it so we had this thing forever and yes we beat the hell out of it, deer hunting, ditch/field running, mudding, snow drifting it did it all.

    Pros: Nothing ever broke, was on its third clutch(almost brand new) when I traded it in, not bad for 205,000 miles lol.

    Cons: Small truck, couldn't pull much. Had some nuts for it's size tho!

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    Its Fun — this is my ranger. its an 88, with a 302 v8 and a four speed auto. has dual ehaust is loud as hell and has crager ss wheels with 295/60r15 on the back. Its a fun truck and takes all the abuse i throw at it

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

    Pros: its a fun beater with a big motor

    Cons: awful on fuel with a v8

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    Good — the quality is good and its good performance shes slow but good apperances ever body knows its my truck when i go anywere because is a one of a kind its fun to dive and stick good good good good

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good

    Cons: more speed

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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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