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1997 Ford Ranger Super Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 24/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.3 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Ford Ranger Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 646 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
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

very reliable work truck

By on Monday, June 6, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 172,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "have had truck 7 years has always been very depend"

Cons: "transmission problems"

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

"clean title, 50,000 mile tires with less than 1,500 miles. new starter new front brake calipers, good pads. pioneer super tuner 3 cd. 1.5 year old battery. headliner needs replaced, no tears in seats. few small dings on outer bed, few scratches fading on roof and hood. no rust and have kepted up on regular maintance since I've had the truck. just started having transmission issues and just parked it. starts great gets good milage."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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."

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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 3 found this review helpful

The Ranger!

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