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2001 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2001 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"ride" 3 reviews
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Matt writes:
2001 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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comfortable ride for a truck

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not a whole lot of room for many passengers

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Its Great If You Dont Need To Lug Many People Around, And Can Tow Little Things Like Jet Skis Easily — performance wise, well hey, it is a truck, not a sports car, build quality is pretty decient, ive owned and family has owned quite a few fords, its definetly on the better side of there vehicles. Appearance, I love it, Ive allways liked rangers, Ive wanted one since I started looking for my first car, interior is comfortable for me atleast, plenty of room, unless I need to fit more then two people, you gotta be pretty small to fit in the back cause it only has two little pilot seats. Its a little bit costly to maintain, but it is a 4wd and I knew that getting into it, ive had just a few minor issues with u-joints and hubs but nothing major. Ive driven many trucks and pickups, its definetly easier to drive then a full size truck, and imo it kills the old chevy s-10, its much more comfortable to drive and the ride doesnt even compare, the s-10 can be alot rougher. Overall I couldnt be happier with the truck I dont think, I love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeremy writes:
2001 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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Hasn't let me down in the 5 years I've had it.

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Gas mileage when its 4 bucks a gallon

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Ford Ranger — I love my ranger. Performance wise its not bad for a 4.0L. It definately doesn't have a problem pulling out in the passing lane. The only repairs I've had to do is basic maintenance. Gas mileage is ehhh....but I guess its not bad for a 4,200 lb truck. This truck had never let me down.

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Robert writes:
2001 Ford Ranger Review
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Reliability

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As strong as a 4-Banger ( 3.0 V6 )

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Meh ... Its Suitable . — My weakest of my 3 owned vehicles . With that said , its also the heaviest. I feel that the 3 liter has to think about speeding up . Its better on Gas than the S10 despite what fuel costs.. Engine always fires up, MY thermostat is rated at 195 degrees but will melt your face off if you need it too. Great overall truck for daily driver...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeremy writes:
2001 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Plus Extended Cab SB Review
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everything!!

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Nothing!!

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Amazing!!! — Fast and quick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super speed and quick braking!!!!!!!!!!!! Freaking Awesome!!!!!!!!! 4.0L v6 running with a mangaflow exshaust, airaid intake and a poweraid throttle body spacer!!!! 2 power bass subs pushing 450 watts each running on a 850 watt slp amp.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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jadoucet writes:
2001 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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relatively good gas millage for this type of truck (manual trans.)

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poor air conditioning- leaks like every other similar ford that I have owned. Signal lights turn off before turn is complete.

jadoucet
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If Driven Carefully Gets 20 Mpg With 4.0l Engine With 4x4 — Relatively good in snow with 4WD. original tires lasted 6 years, 42K miles no rust yet. relatively good gas millage (~20 MPG Ave.) poor air conditioning poor turn signals. backup lights stopped working (if they ever did work.) Pulls a 3,000 lb boat ok pulls loaded utility trailer ok

Owner for 6 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:7,000

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tdwhite writes:
2001 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Very nice color and body style.

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Sluggish transmission

tdwhite
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It Will Do Vehicle — This is nice looking truck. This is our second Ford Ranger. Good round-about rig for local commuting. Holds a 12 foot aluminum boat for fishing our local lakes. It gets okay gas mileage. Drives well in the rain. Good radio.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BigD290 writes:
2001 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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It's a truck so you can throw things in the bed

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Tiny back "seat", poor fuel economy

BigD290
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Small — I don't like much about this truck. It's small all around, it is cheaply made, and the extra four miles to the gallon you get over a similar year full size truck or SUV is not worth the sacrifices in size.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2001 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Plus Extended Cab SB Review
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Reliable!

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Guzzles More Gas Then I'd Like It To. Achieve Decent Mileage With It Being 2WD, Easy Driving, K&N Cold Air Intake And All More Fulids Being Full Synthetic.

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Built Ford Tough — 2001 Ford Ranger.Edge Edition.2WD Rear Wheel Drive.Extendend Cab With Truck Cap.V6 4.0 L (245 in).Automatic Transmisson. Since Owning It, I've Converted All My Fluids To Synthetic, K&N Cold Air Intake, Plugs, Wires, Motorvac (A Complete Fuel System Cleaning). Truck Has Never Let Me Down And Has Towed Whatever I've Trown In The Back Of It With No Problem.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Beason writes:
2001 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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Excellent truck that has 4wd power. Really nice looking four door with trailer package.
Beautiful red color with matching camper shell and charcoal interior.  Stylish stepside. Well maintained.

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Four wheel drive cuts down some on mileage.

Beason
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Great Looking And Dependable 4wd Ranger! — This is a beautiful truck with 4wd power, power windows and locks, and a dependable engine. The camper shell adds both looks and style, as well as practical use for carrying cargo from the store, or golf clubs!!! No mechanical problems and well maintained.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mike writes:
2001 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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works good for light work

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had clutch issues when i first got it but it wasnt nothing unexpected

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Its A Good Running Truck — Had to put a clutch in it but it was because of the first owners driving habits. And I also had to replace the leaf spring hangers on both sides in the rear. Great on Gas I can get 24 to 25 on the highway. in the city it pulls about 20. Its different to drive than my Favorite S-10

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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