by mrbower on Aug 10, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB
I have owned many vehicles, including
ultra-luxury models, and this is the
most reliable, most comfortable vehicle
I have ever owned. I purchased it from
the dealer with 15000 miles on it and
the only problem it has ever had was
the adjustment switch for the driver
side o/s mirror failed and was replaced
under warranty. The 4.0 engine has
enough power for any situation and gets
reasonable economy for its size.
Handling is superb. My next vehicle
will probably be a Ford SUV, as I will
be needing a little more room.
Ford introduces its brand-new five-speed automatic transmission to the 1997 Ford Ranger lineup. Available with the V6 engines, the five-speed automatic is designed to improve the Ranger's acceleration, towing and hill-climbing ability.