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1996 Ford Ranger STX Extended Cab 4WD SBReview
Kevin writes:
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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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1996 Ford Ranger Splash Standard Cab Stepside SBReview
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Ranger Rules — i love my truck just wish it had a lot more power it only has a 4 cyl for now but soon a engine swap a new rear end and new wheels to go with the drop im adding.

Pros: good handiling great gas mileage

Cons: it lacks in the speed section  

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1996 Ford RangerReview
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It's A Ford — All around nice truck for around town and light hauling

Pros: Very nice air adjustable seats, good AC

Cons: Bad in snow


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1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SBReview
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Freeeeee — leaks antifreeze, shifts hard into 2nd,and starter sometimes needs to be jumped at the soleniod, but its 4wd and a tank in the snow, it was free and never left me stranded

Pros: 4wd and a tank in the snow, it was free and never left me stranded

Cons: leaks antifreeze, shifts hard into 2nd,and starter sometimes needs to be
jumped at the soleniod,

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1996 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SBReview
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This Truck Is Reliable... — My dad owns this truck which is about to roll over 200,000 miles!! It is very reliable and doesn't have any problems!!!!!

Pros: Reliable!!!!!!!

Cons: Meager power but a great gas sipper...

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1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SBReview
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Nice Little Truck — It was very good to me. I liked the ride and performance. Did great offroad. For a small truck it was perfect. I really like its stock height, i didnt need to lift it to go offroad and it did suprisingly well.

Pros: Ride height, interior, exterior, performance

Cons: Small

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1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside SBReview
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Sweet — Truck is in good shape for being 12 years old. Can take some abuse. Interior is pretty moddern

Pros: Its a truck

Cons: none

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1996 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SBReview
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So So — weak as hell 4 cylinder engine, overweight truck, unspectacular in every way

Pros: pickup bed

Cons: no power, lots of noises, ford unreliability, bad seat, bad electronics

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1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SBReview
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The Toughest Truck Ever Built — i've had my ranger for almost 6 years now and the damn thing has been great never missed a heartbeat or a shift. i've street race it, off roaded it (including jumping 10 foot in the air and covering it head to toe in the mud). this poor truck has been so good to me i have just repainted it. and the next oil change is due at 260,000. how many vehicles do you see with that many miles?

Owner for 6 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:150

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1996 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LBReview
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It Just Won't Die! —

Not that I'm trying to kill my Ranger...mind you it gets a constant diet of Amoco/BP 93 and Valvoline synthetic every 10,000 miles [all of my cars do], but at the end of October 2007 the odometer clicked 250,000 miles. It has yet to have a catastrophic failure or leave me stranded. There are no rattles, no squeaks, there is no wind noise and very little road noise. It doesn't drip a drop of anything on the garage floor but it is losing some power steering fluid either while it's in motion or gremlins are siphoning it out when I'm not looking as the fluid is slowly disappearing somehow. Like all of my cars, I keep up on their maintenance. I fix things before they break - the usual stuff like belts, hoses, plugs, wires, tires, brakes, shocks, filters, clutch, a weak battery and the like. What blows me away is that after 250,000 trouble-free miles, it's still as silent as a church mouse and steps lively. It's not at all worn out or wheezy. In fact, it feels like the are about 230,000 LESS miles on it than are really there. Ford shares this vehicle with Mazda, who calls theirs the B-Series [B2400, B3000, B4000, etc, to indicate engine displacement in CCs]. I guess a lot of my ongoing success with this truck is due to the 4.0 liter V6 that's under hood, along with the heavy duty towing package that helps elsewhere on the vehicle and the fact that I only have used the aforementioned 93 octane gas and full synthetic oil. The engine never strains to propel the truck, and the strong 5-speed manual is perfectly geared. I live in south-central NC and with this truck I have towed a Jetta from PA to NC, another Jetta from OH to NC, and most recently a Volvo 740 Turbo from Atlanta to here. It has been a car hauler many other times, too. Never did the truck feel overwhelmed by any of that cargo. The engine is a true gem - silent, powerful, tons of torque. It's not shy about gasoline consumption when it's being used to haul a heavy load or if I'm just pretending it's an oddly-shaped Corvette for a few minutes. I initially got 19 highway mpg when I took delivery of it [2nd owner, got it in 1997], but once I switched it to the more-slippery synthetic oil at the first change interval, my hwy mpg shot up to 25 and has stayed there since. That's an 8, sometimes 9 mpg increase just from changing the type of oil. My other cars didn't enjoy that big of an increase when I made the change, usually about 2-5 mpg more, but anything is better than nothing. The interior is spartan but functional. Everything works and the plastic is of a high-enough grade that it doesn't look cheap. The AC is powerful and will freeze you out of the small interior in just a few seconds on even the hottest day. At 5' 11", I wish there was about 1 more rearward click of the seat for me to be truly comfortable, but I can drive it across many states and not feel fatigued. The brakes are incredible, and they stop the truck quickly whether its pulling another car behind it or if I'm the only ballast added to it. They seem to last a very long time, too. The clutch is also long-lived, at least where I'm originally from since the cars there [in the mountains of PA] routinely need a clutch about every 60,000 miles. Where I live now is much flatter and surely that factors in to the life of the going & stopping bits on a vehicle. This Ranger is on its 2nd clutch, and shows no signs of wear yet. The original clutch was replaced at about 125,000 miles. The only complaint I can find about this vehicle is with the small cab and seat, for my height. It's a near-perfect vehicle and I can't muster a complaint otherwise. I've never owned a more-reliable or long-lived vehicle than this one. And I've had a lot of vehicles.

Owner for 10 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:22,000

Pros: Reliability, handling, car-like ride, acceleration [with the 4.0 V6], quietness & civility, paint is still very glossy.

Cons: Windshields crack very easily [too thin?], interior is a bit cramped for taller folks in the regular cab.

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