1997 Ford Ranger 2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Good Truck
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1997 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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

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By Ken on

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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB

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I purchased my 1997 Ranger new. I bought a compact 4 cylinder standard transmission truck I like. It's not a power, gas guzzling demon, like some of the V8 and V6 trucks I looked at. This truck has been reliable over the years and only had small problems. I had to replace the brakes, tires, and one oil seal in the rear axle. This Ranger rides like a truck on bumpy country roads, but on the interstate it's not bad. Still I know I'm driving a truck. The only complaint I've got is this: steep hills require downshifts, but it's only a 4 cylinder engine. I'll keep the Ranger till I have to junk it

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Gas mileage for a truck and reliability.

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