1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3 from North America
The air conditioner never worked in any of my rangers (3, 2 94s and a 96). I'm not going to nit-pick every little thing that went wrong on a 20+ year old truck. But most of the things that went wrong were my fault. With basic maintenance the 93 to 96 Rangers are outstanding trucks.
Every Ranger I had came with a 2.3L engine and a manual transmission. They're not fast but won't die. I've loaded them up past the roof with firewood, loaded down with drywall and tiles, and they don't give up. They're simple and cheap to work on, and great on gas.
Inside they're as comfortable as a small mid 90s truck is gonna be, but I always had the XLT. The XL package is pretty basic and doesn't offer much, but I'm sure it's just as good of a truck.
Overall they have always been good, reliable transportation and ready to work.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2019