1997 Ranger XLT king cab
By ranger guy on
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
This Ranger has the 2.3 liter engine.Very reliable, good mileage, great handling truck. Truck does not have much power, however engine works good with 5 speed manual. Excellent truck for city or highway driving, does not like hill climbs however, you will have to gun it. I have had a few Rangers, liked the 97 2.3 liter the best. Stay away from 4.0 liter Ranger unless you are hauling or hill climbing. An absolute gas guzzler, motor is too heavy for truck
Good gas mileage, good looking truck, easy to work on, fun to drive and reliable
Truck needs more power if your going uphill. Dome light and chime go on after exiting truck?