1996 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: Been Worth the $

1996 Ford Ranger Extended Cab - Consumer Review

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Been Worth the $
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1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


I bought this truck used with 72K, now I'm up to 138K and the 2.3L (5 spd Man) engine is running good. During the cold months, I get 20-22 on the Hwy, but when it's warm, I've gotten 27! The body has held up great and I've had to replace some things like brake lines, Pwr Steering lines, Upper and lower ball joints, e-brake cable and the surprise was the brackets on the rear springs. But overall, I'm paying less than a car payment. My boys want me to keep it for when they start driving it. I put some new Cooper ATR tires on it this year and it's done pretty good getting up the hill on my drive way here in the CLE area with 200lb of sand in the back.

Best Features

Good mileage in the summer and a useful and dependable vehicle.

Worst Features

Under coat or Zinc Prime the underneath (at the factory!)
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