1998 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SBReview
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    Not A Bad Truck But Not A Towing Vehicle — This is not a bad truck for carrying small things like lawn mowers or furniture, but anything larger will have the drivetrain working overtime. It comes with a 3 liter V6 engine and the one that I drove (my father's) was 5 speed. I enjoyed the fact that it was stick but it just was not responsive and the clutch set-up was too soft for me. I do like the fact that this particular model could run on Ethanol (E85). Also the interior lacked in style and overall finish (most of it was plastic). Not a bad truck for practical uses (which is what it was built for), but not for someone looking for a lot of torque.

    Pros: practicality,mileage (24 city, 28 highway)(w/ 5 speed), space for compact truck

    Cons: power, torque, style

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    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab LBReview
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    Good Truck For A Single Man — This truck lasted me through a marriage, three jobs, the birth of two kids, and college.... and is still going strong! The upgraded 2.5L engine a huge improvement over 2.3L in older models. Plenty of power in 2WD Rangers. Truck has great visibility during driving, and a comfortable ride. Currently, this truck is owned by my bro: who blew the engine up on a newer, "better" truck!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great interior room for one to two passengers.  Reliable, tough motor.  Fuel economy good.
    200,000+ miles, only replaced steering stabilizer bushings, front right wheel bearings, cat.

    Cons: Weak AC system:  '98 model "Blend door" sprocket made of plastic.  WILL BREAK, very expensive to fix.

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    1998 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab 4WD LBReview
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    Its A Keeper! — Very reliable truck. 164,000 miles, 2 clutches ( first one under warranty the dealer said the through-out bering made a strange sound when they were serving it at 12,000 mi. I never herd it), 2 mufflers ( 1 due to a rock on a job sight, the replacement rusted out). All other repairs were due to normal ware. handles pretty good for a truck, very good in snow and off road when needed. Acceleration is adequate, but a few more horses under the hood wouldn't hurt. After 12 yrs and 160,000+ miles it has fewer riddles and squeaks than many newer lower mileage trucks. This is a base model truck, it doesnt even have carpet. the only options are A/C, Stereo radio with cassette player, and 4 wheel drive. I had a spray in bed liner installed ( very smart move).

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Reliability and go almost any where any time.

    Cons: none

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    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab Stepside SBReview
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    I Love My Truck, Its Fits What I Need Right Now — I love my truck; good on gas, runs nice, reliable. I can still hall stuff back and forth to and from college, or do little things like get wood and transport animals. Have only had one prob with it; transmission problems.Cons are its small and no power. Spark plugs are also hard to replace.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good on gas

    Cons: small, no power

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    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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    Excellent little truck. With a cap it was able to be used as my camping truck where I stored gear and slept along with my dog. Loved this truck!
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    Back Seats Ranked 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB better.
    "The jump seats fold up, making room for storage or for my dog."
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    Back Seats Ranked 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB better.
    "The jump seats fold up, making room for storage or for my dog."

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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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