1997 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: Reliable and fun

1997 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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

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Reliable and fun
By Daniel on


1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


I purchased my truck when I was 16 for 2000 dollers with 120,000 miles. Since then i've put another 90000 miles on it for a total of 210,000 miles with no major hitchs. The truck is quite peppy out of the hole but lacks top end power. I've had mine up to 110 on a long downhill stretch. Back end is a little light which makes it fun to slide around but scary when over driving a corner.My ranger is two wheel drive and will get stuck in grass if it is wet. This truck needs a limited slip deferential to counter this problem. Cabin of truck is spacious if you are under 6 foot tall. Over all if you are looking for a nice reliable truck this is it. 13 years, 210,000 miles later, and no rust.

Worst Features

Needs Tac and a limited slip differential
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