Lemon from the get go...!
Dear Ford , Purchased july 1997 check engine light on . Fog light problems. Front end problems. Air conditioning problem. Window problems. Transmission shift problems. Service advisor problems . Magic Ford Valencia California. Purchase location. Glendale ford took in at 35, 900 miles to fix issues they told me to take it back where I purchased it only look at windows....filed paperwork sent to ford as it states in owners manual what a joke...!
Only truck I've ever own, very reliable.
Very handy over the last 23 years I have owned it. Only used it for pickup small items and running various errands, which it is ideal. Have kept it in the garage since new.
5 speed not hi-speed
I love these trucks but goood gosh is the 3.0 of this truck such a pain to work on sometimes . And I dislike how stiff the rangers can be suspension wise. Also most of the 97’s didn’t come stock with rear end stabilizer bar though you could order and put one on (recommended in my opinion) over all great work horse if you don’t romp on it every time you drive. (ALSO CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER IS A NIGHTMARE HEADS UP)