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    1998 Ford Ranger Splash Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SBReview
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    Good Truck — I had this truck for almost 5 years, it really was a great car. I hauled lots of really heavy things in it and it never let me down. Fuel milage was ok around 17mpg. Overall a well built machine.

    Pros: Reliable and tough

    Cons: Fuel economy, appearance?

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    '98 Ford Ranger Xlt 4x4 — For a Truck, the Ford Ranger has very good acceleration, especialy for stock. Braking was good, and Handling is rather nice. The build quality is bullet proof. Only things that it has problems with is the door sensor sucks. No squeeks, no rattles. When I drive it right, I could get about 20mpg, but fun driving gets you about 14. Mainenance is cheap, oil changes everytime youre supposed to is a good idea. Its a very fun truck to drive, it goes fast and stable at high speeds.

    Pros: Solid truck, no engine problems, No transmission problems

    Cons: Cheap Door sensor wont work

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    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SBReview
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    One Mean Little Ranger — Great truck, 35in tires, 4.56 gears, big V6 motor, lots of light output..lol. Brakes needed to be upgraded and a little more power under the hood would be nice. at this point, gas milage doesnt matter. so 13mpg its too bad.

    Pros: its so capable for being a mid sized truck

    Cons: costs of fixing what i break off road

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    1998 Ford Ranger XL Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SBReview
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    Beautie Queen — It is a dependable truck. Not much in the power department. the 4wd is ok if your just in the snow or mud. But hit any rocks or climb any thing your likely to snap a half shaft. there isnt much interior room tho. the back window gave me some leaking problems. and the step side leaves you with almost no room in the bed. How ever it was good looking truck and was relatively tough it took a 4 foot pile of rooks, ditch, and mailbox at close to 45 miles an hour with just a couple of dents!!!

    Pros: Can take a hit

    Cons: No power

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    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SBReview
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    1998 Ford Ranger — This truck might be small but it is able to do almost any thing that a normal sized truck can, without the worry of gas prices. Currently I can get 28 to 29 miles per gallon. The truck has a 5 speed manual transmission with a 2.5L 4 cylinder motor. Although the truck doesn't have a great towing capacity it has no problem pulling a boat or other small trailer. Overall i am very pleased with the purchase.

    Pros: Great gas mileage

    Cons: Not the truck that you can pull everything with

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    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SBReview
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    98 Ranger — For reliability it was great..Only replaced a clutch. Performance is not good but then again it is a 4cyl 5speed. The apperance was great when I got it not so much anymore. I love driving this truck and the gas mileage it gets is very good for a pickup. It has squeaks and rattles now but then again it has 160,000 miles on it. I have owned it since 70,000 and have had to replace just a clutch.

    Pros: Quality, Value, Reliability

    Cons: Performance

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    1998 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab LBReview
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    My Ford Ranger — Needs some body work due to a deer It did need a new starter twice in six months time has been good tho since the 2nd time changing and there is a PFE sensor that wants to keep going bad it gets great mileage cannot complain about that this truck is very fun to drive I love standard trannys they are more economical and seem to last longer this truck is probably one of the best vehicles I have ever owned thanks Dad for selling me this truck :) definetly would recommend this truck to a friend

    Pros: Very good on gas

    Cons: sensors seem to go bad easily

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    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SBReview
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    Awsome Truck, Will Handle Almost Anything — I originally bought this truck to do alot of aftermarket thing to, as you can tell, its a small truck but does awsome with them. There are so many more good things about the ranger then bad.

    Pros: very reliable, never had any major problems, a solid truck, great apperance, alot of aftermarket products. comes in a 5 speed manual

    Cons: the engine could be stronger, especially after installing aftermarket products

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    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SBReview
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    Nice First Car — handling is great braking is great too... acceleration isnt too great

    Pros: good for a first car or new driver

    Cons: doesnt have the power i wish it had

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    1998 Ford Ranger Splash Standard Cab Stepside SBReview
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    Ford Trucks — Ford Ranger: 5 speed manual transmission in-line gas engine with 8 spark plugs for better fuel mileage. Vermillion (red) exterior with grey interior. Has a sliding rear glass window, A/c, AM/FM radio with single disc CD player.

    Pros: Small, good gas mialage at 23 miles city/25 miles highway.

    Cons: Haven't found any cons yet other than tight fit for 3 people.

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    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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