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1996 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

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By fastz28s
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1996 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XLT 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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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).


Favorite Features

The interior layout and it's usability as a truck exceed the S10. Sits like a truck with a good ride quality.


Suggested Improvements

Factory V8 power.


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By Pyroqueen13
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1996 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB


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Well its a tough little truck, i've gone everywhere in my little ranger, and i gotta say i love it and i wouldn't have anything else, its a good starter truck. I wish it would last me forever, but sadly all good things must come to an end, i hope thats far off for my little ranger.


Favorite Features

I love that its small, but still a truck


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Great little truck
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By Mdixon
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1996 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XLT 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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This was my first new vehicle. I got it off the lot with 12 miles on it. No real complaints. this truck really is built ford tough. i hit a deer about 2 years ago. Airbag deployed and the fiberglass pieces and lights were all messed up. all messed up. got a new airbag and lights etc and got back on the road. no engine trouble. radiator was well protected. she's getting old and bouncy on bumps now tho, but she's got 170000 miles on it. check engine light has been on since i hit 50,000 miles. needs a $150 replacement sensor or something, but still runs well.


Favorite Features

The stepsides on the bed give it a nice style. reliable. got some pep if tuned up. heats up quick in winter due to the small cab.


Suggested Improvements

check engine light has been on since i hit 50,000 miles. told it was a sensor and this is common. friends with rangers have the same thing happen. Factory supplied jack is too small to put new tire BACK on. it can take em off, but...


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By J30rdesign
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1996 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB


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I have had no problems with my truck. I was told to just keep the oil changed and I would never have a problem. Well they were right. I have driven this truck hard, beat it up and it still wants more! Great Truck


Favorite Features

Manual Trans


Suggested Improvements

V8


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Reliable Truck
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By Arty304
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1996 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB


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This is a good basic reliable compact truck. I own the 4 cylinder 2.3L model with a five speed. For the higher elevations of Colorado its a little underpowered, but around town and the plains its fine. A good quality truck.


Favorite Features

Five speed transmission!


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