1996 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XL 2dr Extended Cab SB
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
The solid feel of the truck.
The cupholders w/ their snap in size
adjustments are poorly designed.
The 4L engine is small, but I knew that
going into it.
1996 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB
I drove this truck back and forth from
MD to NC every weekend for 2 years and
never had a problem with it. I've had
it for 5 years, bought it used. The
only thing I've had to recently
replace were the tires.
I've now owned my Ranger for 4 years
and through Minnesota Winters of -10
to -15 below zero at nights it always
starts and runs very well. It has
always been a very reliable truck. It
has a nicely designed dash when
speaking of controls for air,heat and
they work well too.The real only
negative is I have had off and on
issues with my check engine light
turning on and I have it checked and
they can't make sense of it. I have had
3 different shops look into this issue
and get nowhere.
Reliability,Dash controls,good overall
I know that Ford and all the companies
have the technology now they just have
to use it.The truck gets poor mileage
and they know it.I do have the 4.0
which is only a Max Hp of 160. There is
no reason this truck can't get 25 Mpg