1997 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: I'm going to miss ol' Blue

1997 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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

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I'm going to miss ol' Blue
By Philip Nolan on


1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


The Ranger is one the best vehicles I have ever owned. We are keeping it for our 13 year old to take over when he's 16. He can't wait! Other than usual maintenance and changing tires, nothing major has gone wrong. My father-in-law borrows it all the time for anything he has to haul. The 4 liter engine has great acceleration in city traffic. I would recommend a Ranger to anyone in the market for a mid-sized truck.

Best Features

Four high on the fly. The first 2 years I owned this truck I lived in Idaho, and this feature saved my bacon a few times.

Worst Features

I know it's a truck and that mine is four-wheel drive, but it would be nice if the ride were a little smoother. On some paved roads I felt every seam and bump.
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