1997 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 40 of 41 1997 Ford Ranger reviews.

    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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    45

    It Was Free And It Runs Alright. — Alright on gas but it doesnt have as much pow4er as i would like it to. I also wished it had more cabin space.

    Pros: Air Conditioning, CD player, Can Haul stuff

    Cons: 4-cylinder, standard cab (no room for sound system)

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    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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    35

    Gas Sipping 1/2 Ton — Gets me where i wanna go at about 25-26 mpg. Just enough to haul my bike to the races

    Pros: fuel saver

    Cons: the 2.3 4 banger is so so but when i drive my dads Silverado it feels like a supercar

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    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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    It Was Ok — For being a regular cab and a 4-cyl, it was a pretty good truck. Ran great, looked good. It handled pretty good too.

    Pros: Looks, handling

    Cons: Power

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    1997 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab LB Review
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    Very Reliable — No matter where I took that little rearwheel drive, 4 cylinder truck it never ever broke down, and when my car did I knew the ranger would be there

    Pros: good gas mileage, fun to drive, small like a car but could haul like a truck

    Cons: wasn't 4 wheel drive

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    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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    Good Solid Car, Can Take A Beating. — Quick truck, had a great sound system and the flowmaster exhaust sounded great.

    Pros: Good and light, great for burnouts.

    Cons: Max speed at 100 mph

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    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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    Good All Around Truck — Good all around truck, even though its a ford

    Pros: Great gas milage

    Cons: Weak acceleration

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    1997 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab LB Review
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    Did The Job — never had a major problem

    Pros: easily maintained, compact, handy to have

    Cons: no power, small cab

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    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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    Great Truck — Love the truck. Its got a 2.3L 4 cyl engine, 5 speed transmission, and factory CD player. Obviously not a kick ass truck but it makes for a great daily driver. Wish it had a bigger engine and 4wd.

    Pros: Great gas mileage and looks sharp

    Cons: Small engine, 2wd

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    1997 Ford Ranger Splash Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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    Good Reliable Truck. — I liked it. Of course it leaves you wanting more. But it is very reliable and attractive considering the looks of some.

    Pros: Pretty and a good solid everyday truck with a little flash.

    Cons: Fiberglass bed that can't take the impact that a normal bed can. Weak engine that didn't have much pull.

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    1997 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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    Daily Driver — no power, even with lead foot still gets 20 mpg, one day could have a 7.3 power stroke and a full banks system, lowered and dauly, possibly have 2 rear dualy axles

    Pros: decent gasmilage, truck, gets me places

    Cons: 4 cyclinder, tonnea cover, glass pack makes it sound like a pissed off bumble bee

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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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