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1989 Ford RangerReview
wickedjstr writes:
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Wth — like it, it's good little truck that is easy to do a frame-off resto, if you wanted, it can also be easily converted to a flat bed, or lowered to a super stance, the conversion package to a V8 is out there and cheap compared to other small truck to big engine swaps.

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

Pros: The four banger gets good mileage and the truck itself is in between the ages, meaning that it's not so old that parts are scarce and it's not so new that parts are spendy

Cons: power, and finding modifications for the engine with out having to swap a v8

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James writes:
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Great Work Truck — Built Strong. Great for hauling and saving gas at the same time. Great interior design. You can tow, haul or just go off road if you want. Fun truck to do whatever it is you are needing to do and more.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The size to tow capability

Cons: Doesnt look the best

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1989 Ford RangerReview
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Ford Built Quality 1 — My 1989 supercab XLT is amazing.It has 242,000 miles and still runs like a champ.The original transmission died at 200,000 miles.Body is in great shape.I would have liked a v-8 option and better gauges back then.It is an amazing little truck.I think I will own this pickup until the die I die.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: 242,000 still running

Cons: I may put A V-8 in someday,but I doubt it.V-6 is still running strong.

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1989 Ford RangerReview
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Great Little Truck! — Acceleration is just as you would expect from a little 4 Cylinder and so is the top speed. Build quality of the vehicle is definitely one of Fords strong points, but I will later do a front end swap over to the 1984 Ford Ranger look as well as an Interrior downgrade to the 1984 look, after all, older looks better!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great Gasmileage and very easy to drive

Cons: Not enough cab room

7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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1989 Ford RangerReview
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Great For A First Car — this car has lasted me since I was 16 years old. its not fast and its not pretty but it is reliable and always gets me where I need to go. I learned how to drive a stick in this truck and have only replaced the clutch once.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: reliability

Cons: not a performance vehicle

12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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1989 Ford RangerReview
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Also Own An F-150 And A Car, I Have No Use For This Ranger But I Like It Too Much To Get Rid Of It. — 4 cylinder or automatic trans rangers suck, but not this 2.9L V6 5-speed manual. 2WD, standard cab. The little thing will pull anything I hook to it. Last year I drove it 525 mi to Nebraska, bought my friend's 3200 lb travel trailer and towed it 525 mi home with no problems other than wind/handling issues. Engine always starts immediately even when it's been sitting in the barn for 6 months. 100k miles, everything's still tight but it rides like a lumber wagon compared to my '88 F-150 and the rear end likes to skip to the right when I hit bumps.

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

Pros: tough little truck

Cons: volts, temp and oil pressure gauges don't work

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1989 Ford RangerReview
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Great — It runs great . not super fast but it goes. it does not handle wel l. brakes work like they should.extremly fun to drive does not cost much gret gas mileage body is a little beat up. no rattles or squeaks . so its great.

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

Pros: its a 4X4 so it goes almost anywhere

Cons: none its a great truck to me

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1989 Ford RangerReview
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Stick Ford — My truck has good gas mileage. It runs good. The performance is good for a truck. Brakes well. handles good even on gravel. It needs new shocks. The inside is great. Needs new paint. Not expensive to drive. Depending on what type of road I am driving on, it can be very fun to drive.

Pros: Handles good, Brakes well, Inside great. Non expensive

Cons: Needs paint, small

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1989 Ford RangerReview
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Decent Pick Up — Good, basic small truck. No torque at all, no towing power, good AC, great gas mileage for a pick up. Cheap entry model vehicle. Perfect for a high school and college student (which is what I was then). Driving from Fayetteville to Jacksonville wasn't too bad in my truck. It was good to have because I was able to move all my stuff in it, like my couch and bed...

Pros: good on gas

Cons: lacked power

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1989 Ford RangerReview
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The Outlaw Ranger — I have owned this truck for 4 years and it has taken everything i have thrown at it and i have thrown alot at it!It has never let me down! it handles very nicely and it has a quite suprisingly a lot of get up and go!

Pros: built like a rock

Cons: a little on the small size!

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2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

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