1997 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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Users ranked 1997 Ford Ranger against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 42 1997 Ford Ranger reviews.

    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SBReview
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    Keeps On Truckin' — The Ranger accelerates pretty well; I mean i can beat most other light trucks off the Red light. It is also very well built, save for the occasional parts that need replacing. Unfortunately the Gas mileage is pretty low, but the Truck is both fun to drive and has an abundance of after market parts available. The 97 ranger looks good, but in my opinion the 98 look much better.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its practical, and fun!

    Cons: Gas mileage is pretty low

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    All Around Good Truck — Relly good truck to own it out works any dodge or chevey any day I have had up to 3000 lbs in the bed of it and she drove like it was nothing. She has a lot of power for a 4 celender

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its a Ford

    Cons: only a 4 celender

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    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SBReview
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    Great Little Truck — still in showroom condition 75,000 miles great truck never had any problems i own two other rangers 2001 and a 2002 all three are good trucks i wouldn't own any other truck. Fords are the best **** the rest i sold my 90 ranger at 150,000 mi and the guy still drives it everyday

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

    Pros: just a nice looking truck

    Cons: none

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    Super — I admit this thing isn't great in the snow, but this car drove great otherwise. It could turn on a dime, drove great, wow I miss that thing. I never thought I would drive a truck, but I loved that thing!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Awesome

    Cons: If your ranger is rear-wheel drive, don't drive in the snow.

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    1997 Ford Ranger STX Extended Cab 4WD SBReview
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    Sweet Deal — I bought my truck for $400. i put about $1400 in the truck maintence wise. I love every minute of it. it shines like a dimond when shes clean. its a little slow on the get up and go, but i love to drive it with the locker in the rear and my 31x10.50s.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Clean look and fun to drive

    Cons: Rear abs unit failure and AUTOMATIC HUB FAILURE

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    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SBReview
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    Your Last Resort Of Transportation — Its too old! and after i put the lowering kit on it it kinda creeks like an old man. other than that ive never had any problems with my truck. also it is a stick with 160, 000 on the original clutch it sucks

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

    Pros: nothing

    Cons: everything

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    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SBReview
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    Affordable Tough Truck — I have a 2.3 L and it is pretty slow. The thing is tough as a rock though. 20MPG :). I like working on it and can be cleaned up very nicely. Ride qualtiy is fine, it would be nicer if I got new shocks.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Affordabilty

    Cons: it isn't a show car, but could be made into one

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    1997 Ford Ranger XL Extended Cab SBReview
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    Ok — it needs a transmission. but the body is in good shape. motor has 160,000 miles though. it gets me rom A to B. it only cost me 1200. i put 1600 into it though. light truck so it can be fun around corners when its not actiing up.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Reliable

    Cons: Transmission

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    It Is Great On Gas — its a v6 and needs to be a v8 then it would have the power to get up the road. it runs fine and hauls what i need to haul. great on gas that would be the reason i bought the truck.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: gas economy

    Cons: v6 engine to small 30

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    1997 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SBReview
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    Great Little Truck For The Average Homeowner. — Not the best acceleration for a v-6. Very useful for someone who needs a pick-up. Just wish that they thought more into the comfort factor. Great little truck for a do it yourself home owner. Nice little truck for a fair price.

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

    Pros: economical

    Cons: comfort and acceleration

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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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