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1988 Ford RangerReview
Jon writes:
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My Beater — Not much power under the hood. A good truck for getting small/light load from a to b. Very small cab. One of the worst features of this truck. Like I said earlier, a reiable form of transportation. Good truck

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

Pros: Reliable/ Ford tough

Cons: Small motor

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1988 Ford RangerReview
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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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1988 Ford RangerReview
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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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1988 Ford RangerReview
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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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1988 Ford RangerReview
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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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1988 Ford RangerReview
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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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1988 Ford RangerReview
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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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1988 Ford RangerReview
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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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1988 Ford RangerReview
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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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