1996 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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    1996 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SB Review
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    35

    Ford Ranger — like that its a stick. 5 speed. but i def want something with a much larger motor than a 4 banger. and i want a larger cab and truck. so if we could just take the "bean" and enlarge it greatly i would be satisfied.. although i do think that when i do get a new truck i will make the ranger my new project and probably raise it up a bit, ill have to cut the wells a bit so i can throw on bigger tires and make it look beastly, but for a vehicle for a college student i can not complain. gas mileage is great for being a truck. but winter driving can be a pain. it doesnt handle the greatest on even the slightest slippary roads.. so a cautious driver is needed.. but as for repairs and such, i have never had a serious problem

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the fact its pretty cheap. and sturdy

    Cons: the size, the poor handling, and the fact its so standard

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    1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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    45

    Reliable And Powerful — Performance - acceleration=8, braking=8, handling=7 Build Quality - has it needed repairs? ive got 135,000 no problems beside average oil and brake jobs Appearance - look alright it a 1996 though Cost of Ownership - gas mileage sucks in the city but get good if on interstate. Fun Factor - great for work truck

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

    Pros: can tow pretty much anything

    Cons: bad MPGs

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    1996 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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    Good For A High School Car — Its a quality vehicle, it hasn't needed much work done. Dependable, not exactly what I want to be driving. 4 cylinder engine makes for pretty poor performance. Good gas mileage, not much fun to drive, except in the snow, rear wheel drive and no weight in the back can be a good time

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cheap and reliable

    Cons: low performance and style

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    1996 Ford Ranger Splash Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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    Good — 4 cyl, so it wasn't a power house Built in Norfolk Virginia with good ole' American Steel Appearance not so good. Wrecked it 3 days after my 18th birthday, sold it to Brad Hempy haven't seen it since Cheap to drive 351 would make it fun to drive ;)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good on gas

    Cons: Little Power

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    1996 Ford Ranger Review
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    Fine For What I Need It For — Its just a junker... sporting some minnesota rust, and nice dents. Just a little in-line 4 but she does prettty good:]great on gas, and hasn't needed any large repairs. Just routine maitnence. Its the most basic of the basic.

    Pros: still a truck but good on gas

    Cons: ....

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    1996 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SB Review
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    V8 Ranger — I like the fat that the stock driveline was scrapped and I droped in a 302 v8 and a c6 transmission. the stock 2.3L I4 was great on gas with a 5 speed manual begind it but was lacking in the preformance end alot.

    Cons: cab is cramped for a tall guy

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    1996 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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    Not The Best, But It's Mine — It's not the best truck in the world, it's slow, gas mileage isn't the best...but ya know it's mine. And when you pay off a vehicle for the first time, it just makes you like it that much more.

    Pros: reliable, decent mileage for a truck

    Cons: slow

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    1996 Ford Ranger Review
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    I Love My Truck.... — I love my truck. Its Always been there for me. It was the first stick i ever learnt to drive.. Even tho its like really old and slow i still love it... So hopefully it wont fall apart anytime soon even tho it has over 200,000 miles on it... Ha yea:]]

    Pros: great gass mileage, still runs amazingly

    Cons: slow, needs a new clutch

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    1996 Ford Ranger XL Extended Cab SB Review
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    Boring — Truck for commuting to school. The truck is ok but alot of mechanical problems ranging from wiper motors, to an undiagnosed constant smell of antifreeze. The performance of the 4 cyl leaves a lot to be desired even with the manual transmission. I'll be selling this truck as soon as I am out of school.

    Pros: Gas mileage ok

    Cons: Lots of mechanical troubles

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    1996 Ford Ranger STX Extended Cab 4WD SB Review
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    My 96 Ranger Stx — My truck is the best ever...nobody has one...has a lot of add ons...rebuilt engine, new transmission... its the best...it gets great gas mileage... great stero.... you can cruise in it and it feels great...its lifted a bit... has a light bar with kc lights on it...and a brush guard up front...what a beauty

    Pros: great truck all around... rare to find

    Cons: not really any negatives...

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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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