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RELIABILITY AT ITS BEST. by SST - San Francisco/Los Angeles on 12/03/2010. Trim: 1989 Ford Ranger Reg. Cab Long Bed 2WD, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: My 1989 Ranger XLT has been trouble free except the fuel pump went out at 202,000mi. It now has 218,000. Slight oil leak from the valve cover which was fixed by a $3 bottle of "Stop Leak". I have had friends and families go through Mitsubishi, Toyota and Nissan. This Ranger outlasted them all. I drive 60 mi a day. I hope Ford does not discontinue the Ranger name. I will keep my Ranger forever, I'll rebuild the engine when time comes but no sign of it yet. My parents brought it when I was a Jr. in High School
Cons: I only wish the paint lasted longer.
Overall review: Excellent Truck. Built very strong and more reliable than any import by far.
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Reccomend for anyone by An MSN Autos Consumer on 10/07/2009. Trim: 1989 Ford Ranger Reg. Cab Short Bed 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Love this truck. Built ford tough! I really like the styling, and haven't had any motor problems. The seats are so comfortable, and the 4x4 is strong and reliable. This thing ALWAYS starts! Great truck for a young driver, cheap enough that if you wreck it, meh not too big of a deal. But it gets up and goes, it stops fast, it will EAT snow (even stock!) and it never quits on you. For an old car the heater and AC are fantastic.
Cons: The only thing I would really say is make the spare tire in a different spot.
Overall review: GREAT TRUCK!
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Perfect Little Pickup by Dustyn Maumelle, AR on 02/17/2009. Trim: 1989 Ford Ranger SuperCab 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Decent power in a small pickup. Comfortable ride. 4 wheel drive is awesome and easy to engage! Good amount of space in cab. Doesn't guzzle gasoline! Very reliable. Starts the same way everytime.
Cons: Haven't found anything yet.
Overall review: Great little pickup. Very reliable. Little maintenance needed. Great buy!
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Gas Sipper with POWER by 2Fast4U fom Buffalo, NY on 05/04/2007. Trim: 1989 Ford Ranger SuperCab 2WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The 89 Ranger Performs exceptionally well, Burnouts are easy to do. The Gas mileage is great for a compact pickup. Overall I would reccommend this vehicle to young drivers (because it's cheap) and people looking for a compact pickup without the heafty gas price.
Cons: The only downfall to the vehicle is that i once the truck hits 85 MPH he hood flutters. and for me the hood popped open and smashed the windshield. Before buying, check the hood latch.
Overall review: Great truck!!
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Love my pickup! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 07/10/2006. Trim: 1989 Ford Ranger Reg. Cab Short Bed 2WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Over 230,000 miles, and still running strong! Much better on gas then my '86 F-250!
Cons: None so far!
Overall review: Great small "beater" truck!
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