1998 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB
I have had many years of service from my Ranger and have had no problems with it for the first seven years I owned it. This year however, I have had some small problem and one major repair. My total repair cost for the Ranger is less than $1000 dollars over the past eight years.
It is a work horse that will not die! Very fun to drive, and easy to park in the city. The Ranger MPG is great for a truck.
It needs four doors and more room for people with long legs.
I purchased this truck as a prior salvage that had been repaired. I have abused this truck in every way imaginable and have had no problems other than general maintenance. I put 110000 miles on this truck in two years. Almost all of those miles were highway with the governor holding me back. I have hauled four wheelers, motorcycles, concrete, railroad timbers just anything i can fit in it. Replaced shocks at 130,000 miles, crank sensor at 150,000 miles. Replaced belt tensioner at 176,000 miles. I have rarely changed the oil on time and once went over about 11,000 miles. I have recently had front end end work done. I haven't even changed the plugs or wires and the truck still runs great.
Mine has 4.0 v6. Very quick for a small pick up. I'm a big guy, about 6'3, and I'm fairly comfortable in it.
interior lights have a mind of thier
own. totally unreliable. door ajar
light is always on. the buzzer
reminding me of it intermittantly
sounds off. after a year of ownership
new brakes and calipurs.I have also
experienced vapor lock a few times. .
otherwise great and fun and reliable.
I'd get another.purchased may 2002 with
46k on the clock.
looks good.stereo sounds great in a
standard cab. responsive. 4wd is easy
to work.takes a heck of a good beating
temp gauge is worthless dome lights and
door ajar system are an
annoyance.otherwise I like the truck.