1998 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: 3rd ranger

1998 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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XLT Extended Cab Pickup (3.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


Towing package allows for an impressive amount on a trailer, No 4x8 material will fit in stepside bed and it is easy to break the fiberglass pieces back there. the 4 liter engine is a push rod design that feels weak when compared to others but does the job. I have almost always gotten 17 mi to the gallon when empty. The electric four wheel drive has been nothing but trouble as has the electric heater/air controls. Aside from this, the truck has never left me set. Rear of truck is very light. Find truck very comfortable to drive. As the past two rangers I think these are a good compromise truck rides nice.

Best Features

aluminum wheels,seats,body style suspention

Worst Features

More power(this was adressed later with sohc 4.0) get rid of the electric motor that shifts transfer case. Make models with option of manual hubs and transfer case for those who want to be able to depened on having 4x4
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