1997 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: 1997 Ford Ranger Pickup -4 cyl

1997 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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XL Regular Cab Pickup (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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1997 Ford Ranger Pickup -4 cyl.
By SBF88 on


1997 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab LB


This has been a very reliable vehicle
which is fun to drive and well built.
The Ranger is well designed and usually
relatively easy to work on. Changing
spark plugs and the PCV valve on the 4
cylinder engine tends to be
difficult.The clutch is responsive and
durable. The standard transmission is
easy to shift and predictable.Body and
hardware quality are good, as is the
layout of the instrument cluster. The
only repairs I have had to do (both
warranteed) were repair muffler
heatshield (broken welds) and replace
catalytic converter (corrosion). In
general, I am happy with the vehicle and
have had trouble-free driving since I
bought it new.

Best Features

Clutch and standard transmission easy to use. I like the instrument cluster layout.

Worst Features

The dashboard is essentially useless with no real room for item storage. Exhaust systen could be more durable.
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