1997 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: One Flaw Ranger
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1997 Ford Ranger Regular Cab - Consumer Review

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One Flaw Ranger
By KD on

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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB

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I own a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4cly. with 99,000 miles to this day. It's been very reliable as the engine, trans, and so on. Only had small problem with frnt brake slide pins outside of normal maint. It has one major exterior flaw: rust! I did wash the underbody every spring; it still rusts. I'd swear Ford designed this truck's frame to rust out. I suppose if I lived in another state besides Maine (and snow & salted roads) this would not be a problem, or would it.

Best Features

Gas mileage about 24-31 mpg in mixed driving, power, and it hauls a two place snowmobile trailer with ease. Never has left me stuck on the side of the road like my Sable.

Worst Features

Better rust protection for frame components, and front brake parts.
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