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1997 Ford Ranger

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By KFRASER
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I love this truck.


Favorite Features

The speakers. The bass, it is amazing.


Suggested Improvements

To get power windows and locks.


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I Love this truck!
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By Mijo
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB


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I (We) bought this truck to replace a Nissan Wagon that we had. My mother-in- law had a Ranger pick-up (4 Cyl, SB, standard Trans) that was a joy to drive. When we went to get ours, I opted for a 6 cylinder to haul a trailer (the 4 Cyl can't handle it). We got the auto trans for my wife who can no longer do manual. We got the longest bed available because I haul a lot of stuff ( I also work in building supply and hate short bed pick-ups).


Favorite Features

The sound system is good. I like the tie down locations in the bed. Sliding rear window is a plus.


Suggested Improvements

Put another stake hole in the center (between the hole behind the cab and near tail gate). Make a 8 foot bed.


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Happy Hi-miler
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By holdenranger
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB


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This truck has over 200,000 hard miles on it, and it still runs great. It never had much power, but it can do what it is called upon to.


Favorite Features

Great reliability. Almost no unscheduled service.


Suggested Improvements

Manual tranny's a bit slow-shifting. Exterior manual mirrors are too small.


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Not a bad truck
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By MacRaider4
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB


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The 1997 Ranger isn't a bad truck, just a little on the small side. If it were a little bigger in the cab and bed it would be nice. Had to remove the heat shield from the muffler as it kept coming loose and the engine has been making a rattling noise for about 20k. But still runs great...


Favorite Features

For a RWD with a 4 Cyl it has decent power and payload...


Suggested Improvements

Larger interior.


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I love my Ranger - hate to let it go
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By littlesimo
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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I've owned mine for just short of five years now and not a single problem with it. I've changed the oil every 3K-4K miles and purchased a soft tonneau cover shortly after I bought it in 1999. With that, and the K&N airfilter and just keeping up on normal maintanence, its never steered me wrong. I just recently talked to a 2001 owner who has over 120K on his and he loves his as well...Rangers don't die.


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