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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Ford Ranger Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 112 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1996

    For the 1996 Ford Ranger, an optional passenger-side airbag is now available, and it comes with a switch that will disable the system if a child seat is installed in the truck. Super Cab models get standard privacy glass, Splash models lose that putrid green tape stripe, and the Flareside box from the Splash is now available on two-wheel-drive, four-cylinder XL and XLT models.

Full 1996 Ford Ranger Review

What's New for 1996

For the 1996 Ford Ranger, an optional passenger-side airbag is now available, and it comes with a switch that will disable the system if a child seat is installed in the truck. Super Cab models get standard privacy glass, Splash models lose that putrid green tape stripe, and the Flareside box from the Splash is now available on two-wheel-drive, four-cylinder XL and XLT models.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Keeps on runnin'!

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB

I purchased this truck used with about 40,000 miles on it. Ten years later I have over 261,000 miles and its still running great. I have had to put a couple thousand into it but nothing major. Clutch, tires, brakes, etc. I am NOT good at getting the oil changed but that hasn't slowed it down any. Definitely have gotten my money's worth AND MORE out of this truck. I plan on driving it until it won't drive anymore and then give it a dignified funeral! :)




Work truck

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB

This is a great truck for the money and it's easy to work on but be ready to work on it because nothing lasts. Make sure to do all preventative maintenance.




Fix or repair often

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB

I've had my 96 ranger since new and I've replaced rotors,bearings and calipers twice and I baby this thing,I've also replace all brakelines mastercylinder powersteering pump and lines.The truck has a mind of it's own and the lights inside and outside come on and go off at will as well as the alarm bells ring the motor switch on the interior fan stopped working as well and the radio won't shut off,I'll never own another one!!!




Amazing little truck

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB

I bought my 1996 Ranger a little over a year ago with 113000 miles on it and i have since brought that total up to 143000 miles. The truck has required very little work, other that the basics like oil changes. In fact, the only thing i've had done to it, that was of any consequence, was the replacement of two belts and a tensioner. I would recomend this little truck to anyone and i am saddened that it has come time for a new car. I hope that the next owner enjoys it as much as I have.




My 5th ranger

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB

Have owned Rangers since 1983. The only real problem I have had with the '96 was the automatic hubs went out, I had them replaced with manual hubs for $260. As of today I have 98,000 miles and the body and finish are still excellent.




No test drive required

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB

Purchased used with 31k miles. Have had zero problems, aside from the carrier bearing on the two-piece driveshaft scaring me when it gave. An excellent vehicle, it is easy to see why there are so many of them on the road. And I'm a GM guy (2 Z28s, 2 Firebirds and a Trailblazer in the stable now).



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hkincheloe
hkincheloe
10-02-2014
I have a wrecked 1998 5 speed standard transmission Ford Ranger, 4 Cylinder.. I have found a 1996 Ford Ranger for $500. It is stuck in 5th gear and I would like to know if I could install the motor a...


overheated
overheated
08-17-2001
Ford Ranger 4.0 1996 Continues to overheat even after flushing system, replacing thermostat, replacing EGR valve. Not gaining any oil or losing any water don't think it's a head problem....


raldur
raldur
12-18-2012
Hi, I have a 1996 Ford Truck Ranger automatic 2WD 4.0L EFI 6cyl. In the morning I can start up without issue. I run around town a bit, shut down the engine, come back, attempt to start the truck and n...



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