1988 Ford Ranger stx 2.9 from North America
Very reliable and good looking if you take care of it
When I first bought it, the clutch slipped and parking brake cable was seized. The speedometer cable broke 3 years ago at 197,000 miles.
I use the truck for farm work and travel. The tires have always worn evenly. Never had an alignment!
The posi-lok rear end is terrific when going uphill in snow or off road.
Not much power on the road, but the 25 miles per gallon (in 2 wheel drive) makes up for it.
I changed the oil 3 years ago, forgot where the grease fittings are, and never been to a truck wash. Rusty, but with a 950 amp battery in it, it never made me walk. I bought another '88 Ranger for going to town because my wife wouldn't ride in a rusty, smelly, dirty, abused, cow chasing, truck!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd April, 2005