1998 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: 3rd ranger

1998 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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

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3rd ranger
By 3rd ranger on


1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


Towing package allows for an
impressive amount on a trailer, No 4x8
material will fit in stepside bed and
it is easy to break the fiberglass
pieces back there. the 4 liter engine
is a push rod design that feels weak
when compared to others but does the
job. I have almost always gotten 17 mi
to the gallon when empty. The
electric four wheel drive
has been nothing but trouble as has the
electric heater/air controls. Aside
from this, the truck has never left me
set. Rear of truck is very light. Find
truck very comfortable to drive. As the
past two rangers I think these are a
good compromise truck rides nice.

Best Features

aluminum wheels,seats,body style suspention

Worst Features

More power(this was adressed later with sohc 4.0) get rid of the electric motor that shifts transfer case. Make models with option of manual hubs and transfer case for those who want to be able to depened on having 4x4
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