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1997 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SBReview
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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
Tonyo writes:
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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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1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SBReview
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Great Compromise Between Truck And Fuel Efficency — I like the fact that i can have a truck and still get better gas mileage than many of the other cars in the parking lot. This car only has the 2.3l in it so it doesn't have alot of power, but it does get decent gas mileage 24city/28highway. The thing I like the most has to be the Manual 5-speed. It gives you full control over the available power and doesn't take any power away like the automatic would. I also like being able to customize the truck to be mine. Color/body really sticks out and recieve complements daily on how good the truck looks with the mods. Mods are more classy and not overdone, just to add a subtle custom look but keep it looking like it came like that

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great on gas; very customizable

Cons: 4-cyl

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1997 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SBReview
Kelly writes:
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Uhhh... — My truck is very comfortable and is great for what I do, however it has quite a few problem that include a pretty bad misfire, you have to wind it up a lot in order to shift smoothly, the gas mileage is terrible, there is an EVAP problem somewhere other than the gas cap, and I can't find the ignition module.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: comfortable work truck

Cons: misfire, EVAP control, hard maintenance

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1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab 4WD LBReview
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Really Nice Truck — it's cool. for a truck it has really good pickup and i can lay rubber half way down the block. it's a blast to drive and totally owns in the winter and the snow. overall it's a quality vehicle. it's build quality is nice . no crappy plastic japanese parts. the gas mileage is great for a truck and there's never any serious maintenance on it.

Pros: really quick and good braking

Cons: door ajar light stays on

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1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SBReview
Chauncey6 writes:
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Over All Good Shape, No Mechanical Problems — Ability for decent load and 22+ mileage 2.3 with a 5 speed and low restriction intake and a Cherry Bomb muffler.Would have liked to have gotten a xcab but this came along at a below book price. I still like it more than dislike anything else about it. Have owned it for 2 years now and put less than $200.00 inti it mostly front end parts where previous owner had a stopping problem and a idler pulley for serpentine belt. No other problems than that!

Pros: Good mileage, load capacity, comfortable on long trips-550 mi.

Cons: Standard cab, short bed

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1997 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SBReview
Jason writes:
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Slammin Ford Ranger — my truck rocks it looks good and works good the rims are amazling an make the truck a real eye catcher along with the paint and it has a great sounds streoe system and is never dirty and alsways clean!

Pros: gets lots of looks

Cons: gotta becareful for them potholes with the 20s!!!

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1997 Ford Ranger Splash Standard Cab Stepside SBReview
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Sexy — i love it its awesome on gas and its a nice lookin trunk pretty quick great handling put a porformance muffler in it and a cold in take that make it go faster by a lot so it made it way more fun to drive

Pros: fast

Cons: really bumpy like a bronco

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1997 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SBReview
Francis writes:
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Ranger — i love it do death even though it is 2wd, but it was all i could get. i love the gas milage it gets for me. it has the 4.0 liter V-6 and it gets about 20 miles to the gallon just driving around town and such. Love it!!

Pros: Good mpg, good engine with good power

Cons: 2wd, some scratches and 2 small dents

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1997 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SBReview
Richard writes:
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My Truck — i love my truck. i have enough room for what i realy need the bed for and is nice on gas. overall its a great vehicle as long as you dont need anything full size. i have over two hundred and twenty thousand miles on it and still have not changed my timming belt... lol

Pros: ITS MINE!

Cons: ITS SLOW!

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2020 Ford Ranger Reviews

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2019 Ford Ranger Reviews

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Excellent truck, very robust and beautiful. The technology included in my Ranger is very advanced and the off-road features are equivalent to some high-enf jeep wrangler. Read More

2011 Ford Ranger Reviews

Review By Guru9CTQK9

The Truck is what we were looking for and it is in excellent conditions. Read More

Review By James

Something I feel is that car manufacturers dont want you to be comfortable in a small pick up and they are hoping to direct you to one of their pricey behemoths . The Ranger is an example of this . Th... Read More

2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

Review By Marty

Great for what I needed. A couple of minor issues but overall works great. Read More

Review By Guru9YQBL9

Engine compartment was full of sand, both sides were scratched up, needs new shifter, new rear bumper, and new tire rims. Read More

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