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Hard to Part w/ A Wonderful Truck
By StanFurlow on
Vehicle
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB
Review
One owner;Good Ride (use 70lb sand bag in bed/3 for snow=4WD);Once you find a good seat position it's OK (heated/vibrating seat cushion-long rides);70,000K miles;Great paint-willow green (has purple metallic in it);front of stepside catches rocks/sand;Use rubber bedliner and leave long on all sides + tailgate rubber;Have removable kayak/lumber carrier on bed sides- doesn't allow cap/locking top;Bit notchey in shift;Very, very few minor probs;Dome light fixed w/switch;Regular oil changes;4cyl but wish for V6 at times;Only on 2nd set of tires;A/C bogs down engine however w/o A/C is worse;
Favorite Features
Safety-Can't break into truck even w/ slim jim;Color;Usefulness even w/ smaller bed;Style;Gas mileage 21T- 26Hwy;ext cab w/ fold in wall seats vice ON the wall;CD & stereo;availability of aftermkt add ons;Just goes and goes w/ no probs.
Suggested Improvements
Slightly larger engine;
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