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1996 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 24/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 3
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.3 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Ford Ranger Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 644 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

Strong truck good gas mileage well maintained

By on Saturday, April 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 182,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage well maintained by me"

Cons: "No door pockets, all manual no 4x4"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my Ranger new in 1995, 80 miles on it. All mileage is mine. I'm the guy in the right hand lane of the Interstate doing 48-55 mph you may have flipped off a time or two but I got 30 mpg highway, 26 city before I put the shell on it. I just pulled a fully loaded 6x12 Uhaul trailer from Denver across Wyoming, Utah and Nevada and averaged 18 mpg. It's a strong truck but I take care of things. In last 3 weeks: New factory white paint job ($1700), new ARE shell with roof racks, rear sliding/tilt down front window, sliding sides, raised roof, 2 door rear lock/latches from Suburban Toppers ($2175), new windshield, new sliding rear window, new etrailer tow package w/4 plug electrical, battery, battery cable connectors, cooling system flush, brake system flush, oil/lube from Big O, alignment at Firestone (has lifetime alignment purchased from Firestone), .// 4000 miles on 40K tires, new Monroe shocks all around, new water pump/ thermostat/ thermostat housing, serpentine belt, fuel tank pulled, cleaned out w/new fuel pump, fuel filter, solenoid, ignition relay, clutch replaced 25k ago. I love my truck, have driven Fords all my life and have cared for it well but I need a 4x4 for my work."

Most Reliable Small Truck I could ask for.

By on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 290,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this well maintained Ranger with 175k on it. So I have put 120k on it and it still has another 100k or more left in it. Just lucky or a great truck I'm not %100 sure but I'll take it."

I loved it- used to get my art to gallery.

By on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,237

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

I LOVED THIS TRUCK! Leaving town, must sell this week.

"I am selling because I have moved to Mexico 9 months of the year. I also have a 1998 Ford Explorer, so I don't really need two trucks at my CA home."

I LOVED THIS TRUCK! Leaving town, must sell this week.

Overall a good reliable no frills truck

By on Sunday, April 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have owned a 97 Ranger for approx 8 years. The truck is a stick shift with nothing automatic, IE door locks, windows, power steering, etc. The cab is rather small and cramped, definitely not a luxury vehicle, but for a daily driving work truck I am extremely pleased and love the truck."

Great truck!

By on Monday, March 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 226,114

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Great price, fun, new clutch, 4x4, extended cab"

Cons: "cracked grille, a/c removed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

The Ranger!

"Even being 22 years old, needing a new clutch, some minor body damage, and a cracked interior, it still is amazing. I love my manuals for one thing, I enjoy the unique steering wheel design, just everything. It runs fast. the 4 x 4 works crazily good, the ABS is broken (Woot! No more grinding), and I love the sound of the engine, the nice fluttering sound is so nice. I'd recommend getting this truck to start with, work, or just to commute."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

The Ranger!

I'll trust it almost anywhere.

By on Saturday, December 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 260,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "rides a little rough but its a good work truck."

Cons: "few minor dents in the bed, 3 small rust spots."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought it used, I'm the third owner. The interior could be better but its all holding together. The seat has some burns in it along with a small cut in the side. Shifts good its a little hard into second though. The engine runs very good. Never been thrashed on. New radio. The a\c doesn't work but the heater will drive you out. Steerings great. The biggest problem with it was the thermostat, that's been replaced."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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