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Ford Ranger Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 117 hp @ 4500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Ford Ranger

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Multiple engine choices. Decent performance. Nice price.

  • Cons

    Don't like new front-end styling.

  • What's New for 1998

    The 1998 Ford Ranger gets new sheet metal, a new grille and revised headlamps. The wheelbase on regular cab models has been stretched to…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (35 total reviews)


97 ranger 4cyl 5 speed

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger

I bought this truck 2 years ago. I knew it needed a slave cylinder just didn't realize it was inside the tranny. So I had a mechanic buddy do it and replace the clutch and rear main seal while he was at it. Has run great since. Only problem is the A/C. It wasn't working when I got it. Found a big hole in the condenser and then it worked for a couple days but then sprung a new leak in another line with the new found pressure. This seems to be a pretty common problem. Engine runs great for its age. I see a ton of these on the road



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Not bad

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger

Had the truck for a little over a year, put almost 12,000 miles on it and not a hitch. Bought it with 142,000 and was a bit weary, but got a great cost and I know the Ranger reputation to be good.




Great for 12 years

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger

I bought this truck new, it was inexpensive and all the more truck that I needed. It was a bit of a challenge in four wheel drive( tough turning) and had very little off road hill power,in my back yard. The engined revved all the time, when stop at stop signs etc and would not idle down, I believe this cause this truck to really use the gas. I had to replaced five idler pulleys because of the screeching from the engine compartment.I changed the oil every 3000- 5000 miles. The truck had 79,000 miles 9-16-09 and without warning the engine went. It was a good vehicle but low mileage and it's now JUNK.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1998 Ford Ranger Review

What's New for 1998

The 1998 Ford Ranger gets new sheet metal, a new grille and revised headlamps. The wheelbase on regular cab models has been stretched to provide more cabin room and the displacement of the base engine has been increased. A short- and long-arm (SLA) suspension replaces the Twin-I-Beam suspension found on last year's models. A four-door Ranger join the lineup midyear.

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ckitchens
ckitchens
05-30-1999
listened to your 4.0 V-6 engine (1998 Ranger 4X4,...


gbuttolph
gbuttolph
07-24-2003
Can anyone give me an idea what kind of gas mileage a 1998 Ford Ranger would get? Am looking at buying one and that't the only thing I can't find info. on....


rangerman1998
rangerman1998
12-28-2007
hey i have a 1998 ford ranger with 138,000 miles on it and the guy who owned it before only drove it to work and has never been beat on like floored or did a burnout. it was only driven to and from wo...