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1996 Ford Ranger Super Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 24/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
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
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 633 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

22 Years In My Family

By on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable"

Cons: "Old"

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

"It is time to sell our truck! It needs about $1,000 of work. The driver's door will not shut tight (needs door hinges), slight exhaust leak, cracked windshield. New motor at 95,000 miles. Good Transmission."

owned for 22 years, has been a great vehicle!

By on Thursday, June 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

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
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, great visibility while backing up."

Cons: "has old fashioned cassette player."

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

"I bought this vehicle in 1993 and only have slightly over 90,000 miles on it. I have driven it mostly to work (about 1 mile away). I have only taken it out of town on average once or twice a year. Only once had a major problem on the highway but was repaired to normal. This has been a fantastic pickup truck only a little slow going uphill an some major hills."

1 person out of 5 found this review helpful

great shape for being 21 years old.

By on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Has been parked in a garage. No winter driving. Treated like a baby.Very sharp looking pickup. Has grafic design on the sides"

2 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Worth Every Penny

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Joined Military

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, Maintainable"

Cons: "Not the typical "New Thing""

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

"My little Ford Ranger never gave me any issues dealing with mechanical or electrical. To be honest, the truck did the job any pickup owner is looking for: Got you from point A to point B, was reliable with starting/running, can haul what you needed when you needed it, and was easy to maintain. If you don't mind it not being "Flashy", I would recommend this truck any day. Especially for a first vehicle for your kid."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Just . . . keeps . . . running

By on Sunday, May 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, reliable, reliable. Lasts forever."

Cons: "Light rear end, use snow tires in winter."

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

1995 Ranger XLT w/ 7' bed

"There are only two things in my 60 years that have never disappointed me, my 33-year old Johnson 9.9 hp outboard and my 20-year old Ford Ranger (2.3L 5-speed 4-cyl RWD XLT 7-foot bed). What can I say, I love this truck. It's never let me down and just keeps running even after 20 years and 200K miles. I used it to commute to work 60 miles each day for 10 years, taken it up and down mountains, hauled 1000-pound loads of corn, and pulled my 14-foot bass boat to the water and back hundreds of time. The undercarriage is now pretty rusty, a symptom of long Michigan winters, but the body has no rust whatsoever (I wax it once in the spring and once in the fall). Mechanically, I've simply followed the regular maintenance intervals and have NEVER had to take it in for an unexpected repair. Original clutch (despite 3 kids using it to learn to drive a manual!), original exhaust, a single brake job (pads only). After 20 years and 200K I'm thinking it has to be nearing its life expectancy but it just keeps going. The only negative thing I can say about the Ranger is how light it is in the rear end so it's not good in snow unless you put on snows and throw a few hundred pounds in the bed. I cried when Ford discontinued the Ranger, and will do so again when my current Ranger finally gives up the ghost. But when it does I'll buy another used Ranger in a heartbeat."

11 people out of 12 found this review helpful

1995 Ranger XLT w/ 7' bed

2nd owner, has been awesome!

By on Saturday, May 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 351,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Almost bulletproof! extreamly realible!"

Cons: "Small cab, uncomfortable on long trips"

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

just another day of working!

"Have owned this truck since 1997, and has been awesome! yes at 351K and counting daily. 4 cyl/5spd only mods are replaced seat with a 60/40 cloth seat and helper springs on the rear. often enough hauling over 2000lbs in bed, sometimes plus trailer. Yes it's typical slow 4 banger but has always pulled/towed whatever I throw at it. Not comfortable for long trips though. sorry Ford does not offer the Ranger any longer in the US.Would recommend a Ranger to any one looking for a small truck."

5 people out of 12 found this review helpful

just another day of working!

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