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1988 Ford RangerReview
Karyn writes:
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Amazing! — The truck accelerates very well! It has a 5.0 Mustang motor in it and it growls like a beast! This truck scoots across the pavement. Braking and handling are very easy! It's a 23 year old truck, of course it's going to need repairs....though they are fairly simple! The back seats (jumper seats) are very uncomfortable for anyone who isn't tiny or short. This is an amazingly fun truck to drive around and squeal tires in!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything but the cons!

Cons: Gas gauge doesn't work!  Jumper seats are uncomfortable!

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1988 Ford RangerReview
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Good Little Beater — nothing special really. the v6 engine lacked power, but it was still a good little truck. real fun to drive and i didnt have to sink to much money into it at all. the electronic 4wd wasn't as reliable as a manuel shift, but it was convienient. good little beater truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: cheap

Cons: old

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1988 Ford Ranger S Standard Cab SB Review
Wyatt says:
vs1988 Jeep Comanche STD
1988 Ford Ranger S Standard Cab SB winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 1988 Jeep Comanche STD worse.
"there arent any"
1988 Ford Ranger STX Extended Cab SB Review
Jess says:
I can keep it in 5th gear and shell pass newer cars going up hill. The speedo only goes to 85 but shell get ya there in a hurry
vs1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB
1988 Ford Ranger STX Extended Cab SB winning categories:
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Power Ranked 1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB worse.
"The 2.9l is great on gas and will get up and go when you ask."
Value Ranked 1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB better.
"You cant beat a cheap truck that doesnt loose a whole lot of value while you drive it."
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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Ford Ranger Reviews

Review By Guru6WDL9

Love the truck, good lines, good power from turbo 4 cylinder, looks tuff with small lift. Read More

Review By Guru95RCFW

I bought the 2020 Ford Ranger Lariat. I love it. Great truck. Love the tight drive in the steering wheel, and smooth ride. Has a lot of technology if you like that, I am learning. 100% Happy! Read More

2019 Ford Ranger Reviews

Review By Guru95NLRL

I prefer the 2019 SUPER CAB that would be the 2dr Mode 101a PKG .No frills just basic . 22;000- 23;000 tops; up too 20;000 miles on it. Read More

Review By Guru9Z2XP1

Nice truck needs to be red or blue and automatic Read More

2011 Ford Ranger Reviews

Review By Guru9Z981V

Love the truck. It looks just like in the pictures and I plan on buying. Read More

Review By Pete

Great, but in under 5 years new.... Rust at bottom of doors. Either bad seals, drainage, or paint/clear coat. Standard transmission hauls less cargo than the automatic version. Read More

2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

Review By thomas

this is great , yes i think it is a great value, it is missing nothing at all, and there are no others that i think matches to it, not even the chevy s10 Read More

Review By Thomas

A future CLASSIC PICKUP.Not without some troubles. Somewhat hard riding if the owner doesent maintain the softer wrangler tires originally came with the truck. Read More

2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

Review By Guru99B1CG

Great truck came with everything I wanted excellent condition Read More

Review By Margaret

We bought it! It had everything we needed--4 WD, 4 door, 6.0 XLT, running boards and had only 36,000+ miles! The only thing we wanted it didnt have was a camper shell. Read More

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