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A truck for all-time
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By Hedgehog437
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1994 Ford Ranger Extended Cab Splash 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB


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Bought the truck from a pal with 11,000 miles on it in 1995. It's loaded; 4.0L V-6, PS/PB/AC/cruise/tilt/Captains chairs, the works. I now have 74,000 miles on it and it runs like it's brand new. My wife loves it because its big enough to haul her annual landscaping supplies, but small enough for her to be comfortable driving. People still offer me hard cash for this little gem, but I couldn't replace it for under $20K. It gets about 20mpg consistently, the A/C will freeze you out, and it's tough! This would be a perfect truck for someone who doesn't need to tow large trailers, etc.


Best Features

Looks, reliability, exterior size. Its a timeless design, that doesn't look dated even 14 years later. It does exactly what it was designed to do, and does it very well.


Worst Features

The V-6 could use a little more power. The only real complaint I have is the ride; it's horrible! I have to put about 200lbs in the bed to get a decent ride. Other small trucks out there have much better rides.


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Avoid the 2.3!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By superbird_71
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1994 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Bought truck from original owner, now has 278,000 miles on it. Burns no oil. Idles rough, check engine light pops up at random, has electrical problems - if you turn the wipers on they don't turn back off. 2.3 has no power at all and gets lousy gas mileage - 20 mpg average, even with the five-speed. It has 8 incredibly hard-to-change spark plugs - why 8 spark plugs on the 4 cylinder? rear spring hangers rusted off, even though there is not a spot of rust on the body.


Best Features

extended cab kinda nice, but i'm not sure how i'd ever get a normal sized person in the jump seats, body styling nice


Worst Features

Have to reach for the shifter - needs moved back toward the seat some. Cup holders are in a weird spot.


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Will Live Forever
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By Kent
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1994 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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I love this truck. I bought it in October of 2007. It currently has 264000 miles on it and it's still on its first engine and transmission. It has many many more miles to come. It hasn't given me hardly any trouble at all and I haven't done any repairs besides ordinary preventative maintainance. Still runs and drives like new and has no mechanical problems.


Best Features

Easy to use interior, comfortable, 5- speed manual makes it fun to drive. large tires (its a 4x4) make it look tough, manual locking hubs are really strong, the 4.0 liter v-6s low-end torque, and how Ford built these trucks to last. They can easily reach 300000 miles and beyond


Worst Features

Better gas mileage, and putting in airbags for that year would have been nice. Other than that it's great.


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Never stops
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By -stanky
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1994 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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So good. I love the power it has off the start, after popping into second you're gone. It's definitely the most comfortable ride, super smooth like butter.


Best Features

The powerful 4.0 V6. Bucket seats. Extended cab.


Worst Features

Not so faulty A/C compressor. stronger bed, (dents easily)


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Great truck, keeps on going
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By Bill
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1994 Ford Ranger Extended Cab STX 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I bought this truck new in '94 and I used it every day for 10 years until I got a family minivan. I have towed concrete mixers, hauled scrap and lumber, use it weekly to carry stuff to the dump. I carried the kids in the extended cab (when they were little, not a lot of room there.) The truck never let me down and today I still have it (though it's semi-retired)and use it 3-4 times a month to go to the dump. It has 167,000 miles on it and now my daughter just got her lisense and she drives it daily to school and about. It still gets 22+MPG. Never did more than routine maint and replaced the clutch 2x. What a great investment in 1994!


Best Features

Hauls a lot for its size and never needs maintenance.


Worst Features

I'm 6'3", 220lbs so I'd like to see more cab height and firmer seats.


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