1997 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: 1997 Ford Ranger Pickup -4 cyl
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1997 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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XL Regular Cab Pickup (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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1997 Ford Ranger Pickup -4 cyl.
By SBF88 on

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1997 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab LB

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This has been a very reliable vehicle which is fun to drive and well built. The Ranger is well designed and usually relatively easy to work on. Changing spark plugs and the PCV valve on the 4 cylinder engine tends to be difficult.The clutch is responsive and durable. The standard transmission is easy to shift and predictable.Body and hardware quality are good, as is the layout of the instrument cluster. The only repairs I have had to do (both warranteed) were repair muffler heatshield (broken welds) and replace catalytic converter (corrosion). In general, I am happy with the vehicle and have had trouble-free driving since I bought it new.

Best Features

Clutch and standard transmission easy to use. I like the instrument cluster layout.

Worst Features

The dashboard is essentially useless with no real room for item storage. Exhaust systen could be more durable.
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