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1997 Ford Ranger Extended Cab

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great reliable truck
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By bob2chi
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

No problems major or minor. Would buy another.


Suggested Improvements

do something about the jump seats. they are useless.


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Great truck!!!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By ukdal1
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

It is a great truck. The only thing I have had wring with it was the thermostat went bad. Other than that, NO problems!!!!


Favorite Features

4.0 engine and the torque it puts out


Suggested Improvements

more horsepower!!


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Truck or Toy
Performance
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By 2nrz
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XL 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


Review

The truck is fun evan with 123,000 miles i've had not a single problem. I did a diognostic at ford and it was in the "good" condition rating and thats pretty good for that many miles. the only problem is that the manuals go through cluches fast if you tow


Favorite Features

the manual transmission, the 4.0 V-6, ride


Suggested Improvements

Better Clutch


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Great small truck
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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By rangerguy
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1997 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XL 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Trouble free since we bought it. Great small truck that tows well. Would not hesitate to buy another ranger in the future


Favorite Features

The ride is smooth and the comfort level is very high. I have the 4.0 v-6 and it has plenty of power. I would not suggest the four banger as they are a little under powered.


Suggested Improvements

A hybrid in the future would be nice


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Dependable and Rugged
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By FIlbert
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Have owned my truck for 6 years now; have had only a few minor electrical problems (display on digital clock is a little funny, interior lights delay a couple of seconds before going off upon door closing). A/C continues to work well. At 68,000 miles, still have the original brake pads and shoes. Sound system is also very impressive for a truck, as is the interior design. The truck still rides like a car - no wierd rattling noises or squeeks are present.


Favorite Features

Sound system, instrument cluster, 3 power points, cloth seats, reliability.


Suggested Improvements

Minor electronic problems with module (known problem, nothing that affects the drive system), standard engine a wee bit small for this truck.


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