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1996 Ford Ranger Extended Cab

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By Ford4me
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1996 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XL 2dr Extended Cab SB


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This was the second truck I have ever owned. I liked the size until now when I need a bigger truck because of family. I have had multiple issues with the Transmission, starting at 98,000 miles. Door handles broke at 120,000. Rear Tailgate handle broke around the same time. Over all a good truck.


Favorite Features

Size


Suggested Improvements

Get a better Trans and re-design the handles so they are more durable.


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Like a good friend
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By Dentpipe
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1996 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XL 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I've owed this vehicle new from dealership; driven it hard and regular. I've never experienced a problem - Just semi-regular maintenance. I'd buy it again. The only thing I'd change is adding a console.


Favorite Features

My favorite feature is the vehicle's reliability - like a best friend, it's always been there and ready when I needed it.


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Little 4banger needs assistance
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By Prez Max
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1996 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XL 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I love my truck. I bought it as a powered wheelbarrow for hauling stuff to the dump and from Home Depot. So I bought one w/ very few creature comforts, but the thing is very comfortable to drive and great for long trips. Very comfortable seats for stock ones.


Favorite Features

The solid feel of the truck.


Suggested Improvements

The cupholders w/ their snap in size adjustments are poorly designed. The 4L engine is small, but I knew that going into it.


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Happy w/ my Ford experience.
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By Happy Ford Owner
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1996 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XL 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

My first American-made truck purchase. Reliable truck. No major problems. Mechanically good. No rust. Good value for price paid. Has met all expectations.


Favorite Features

It's a pickup - good for hauling items from home depot, mulch, etc. Extended cab is very handing. Good if you need to squeeze an extra person in (though only recommended for short trips). Also good for extra inside/dry storage.


Suggested Improvements

If you need power/hauling cabability/off-road go for the 4WD or larger engine. This is an entry level pickup only. As with most trucks, not the best in snow.


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