2002 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2002 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"ride" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"weight" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews

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Daniel writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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it runs good and rides good

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2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Xlt Standard Cab Sb — I like it it it runs good it rides good its a ford its built ford tough and its one of my favorite kind of trucks and i like the 2002 body style with the hood scoop and its dependable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RamblinMike writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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This car looks and feels great, has a lot of power and really good on gas. The stereo system is killer , get ready to make an impression!

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not a whole lot of passenger room, seats 3 max, but i have had about 8 people in the back of the pickup!

RamblinMike
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Slick And Indiscrete — This is my first Ford car and has been treating me well, parts are cheap and easy to replace. I have practically loved out of this car for the last 2 years and has been home sweet comfortable home, great for camping, road trips, commuting and hauling.

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

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Michael writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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Has held its value and body very well. Its been really reliable, and has been such a fun project to work on.

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it is unfortunately 2wd and is 2 doors, other than that no cons.

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I Love The Truck Its Been So Much Fun And Looks Amazing. — I loved working on it, putting all the add ons. Its really simple to work with and very inexpensive when it comes to maintain and finding parts to fit it. Everything is very basic and i don't feel like I'm driving in a glass car. Its older but that makes it fun to have.

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Jonathan writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge Plus 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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This truck handled great off-road between the 4.10 gears and the light weight it could go just about anywhere.

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The overall quality of this truck.

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Terrible Truck, There Are Better Options Out There. — The performance was decent for a small truck with a 4.0L V6. It handled decently, acceleration was decent as was the gas mileage. The quality is sub-par, water pump seized at 9k miles, brakes were metal to metal at 15k and again at 30k, needed new tires and shocks at 30k. The truck had multiple squeaks and rattles even prior to taking off-roading. The towing capacity was worthless on this truck. Cost of ownership was terrible due to all the issues and wear items that did not last as long as they should have. The ride quality was not the greatest.

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

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Shawn writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Power for small truck, 4X4

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Jump style back seats

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2002 Ford Ranger Xlt — Solid truck for a small size. Decent power from 4.0L engine. 4 wheel drive will get you through almost anything. 6' bed fits most materials and provides lots of storage if you have a locking cover. Jump seats in rear are very cramped. 6 disc in dash changer is a nice feature.

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Curt245 writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Purchased used at 115K miles and has been very reliable.

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Gas mileage seems pretty low for such a small pickup.

Curt245
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Time To Trade — I like the Ranger for it clean looks and it works well for me as a basic construction work vehicle. Not much uphill pulling power when towing in the mountains but I have hauled a lot of things with this vehicle. The supercab is marvelous for getting things quickly out of the weather when my tool box is already full.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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calebhead writes:
2002 Ford Ranger Review
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Great vehicle that's gotten me far. Still has a good amount of life left at 130,000 miles.

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Annually there's usually about a five to seven hundred dollar fix that needs to happen now that it's in its older life. But with it payed off, it's worth it.

calebhead
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Durable, Performing, Trustworthy Vehicle. — Visibility in this vehicle is phenomenal, as well as how long it has lasted and still seem to plan to last. It has a little engine trouble here and there but is well worth it. Great vehicle with really reliable long-term stability.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Plus 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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efficient

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Great — I like that it is red and actually has a descent sound system with it being stock n it runs great just a higher mileage but has ran well for me so far with 151,000 miles on it n gas kinda sucks on it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jophis writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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truck is reliable and fun to drive.

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truck is a little small.

jophis
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Sporty Little Truck — I like this trucks reliability and its easy to clean without that stinkin carpet,its cheaper on gas with the 3.0 v6 than the bigger 4.0 v6 . I wish it had a little more leg room. still a great little truck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jhenry4x writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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Excellent reliability, right sized truck

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low on power

jhenry4x
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Good, Reliable, Truck — can't tow a house, can't seat six... but it does start reliably every day, run efficiently, and haul what it needs to when i need it to. meets the needs of 75% of truck owners. if only ford would revive the ranger, perhaps an international model with a small diesel... i might buy another.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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