Best truck I've ever owned, $ for $
By abouttime on
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB
It seems lots of folks are looking for
a good used truck, for 2nd. vehicle or
as primary driver. This Ford Ranger is
everything you could ever hope for.
Reliable, get in and go, always. 21mpg
around town, bed is big enough for most
jobs, x cab is great for couple with
luggage, etc. 4 cyl/5 speed is strong
enough to get a ticket by end of 2nd.
gear if you stay in it, floats at 65-70
in 5th.with no effort. Will tow bike
trailer with Harley, no problem. Mine
has over 100k miles and nothing gone
bad except a tail light bulb so far. I
can't imagine a better value for the $.
XLT package has everything you really
need without the extra expense of all
the buttons. I like the 4cyl., amazing
power, 5 speed man.trans. is nicely
balanced. Extra cab area is adequite
for 2 on about any trip. Good stereo,
all around couldn't get much better.
Cableless h/ac control unit is a little
quirky at times, I've been told the air
control flapper in the main housing is
prone to break and fail, inside the
door light switch for interior lights
sometimes thinks the door is open, in
very cold weather.