2002 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2002 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 reviews

  • 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" 15 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"weight" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews

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Eric writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge Plus Extended Cab SB Review
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great mpg, factory hard bed cover, easy to park, very asthetically pleasing both in and out

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CD changer was junk; replaced it with an aftermarket Sony head unit, 3.0 liter engine underpowered in extended cab

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02 Ford Ranger Edge Extended Cab 4x2 — This little truck only has the 3.0 liter engine. It is a little weak on acceleration but in return gets about 19 mpg around town and 20-21 mpg on a trip. The best I have ever got is 24 mpg. It has a weather tight factory bed cover on it that splits in the middle with a divider right under the split. It is almost like have a large toolbox and a partial bed. It has split bucket seats with a fold down armrest console and is very comfortable driving. The extended cab is not big enough to haul people but works great as a junk collector. The factory in dash cd changer was junk. It ate 5 cds. I replaced it with a Sony Xplod unit with MP3 input. I was pleasently surprised on winter roads. For a 2-wheel drive pickup, it done very well with just a little extra weight over the rear axle. I drove 25+ miles to work and back without any problems on snow and ice. I really like the ride and handling. I used to own a 92 F-150 and this truck almost feels like a car compared to my old truck. This truck handles very well even in adverse conditions. The turning radius is incredibly tight. I can nearly make a u-turn on a normal road. Maintenance has been very minimal. I had to replace the belt because it got to squealing. Other than replacing the stereo that has been the extent of the maintenance needed. Overall I really like this truck and plan on buying another one when this one wears out. My next one will be a 4x4 with the 4.0 liter engine and have a manual instead of an automatic.

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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Davison writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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pulls good through the mud

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its a Ford

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Ranger — pretty quick for a truck, could sound better with straight pipes, brakes good though they do squeak sometimes, had to replace a wheel bearing due to mudding, i like the step side model, the 4.0 V6 like to drink up the gas i get around 11MPG, fun to drive off road, mud tires are kinda loud around 75.

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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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none

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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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Heath writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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20+ mpgs on the highway, a real  sleeper on the street or trail

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With mudders on the milage goes way down and not the best ride for a truck

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A True All Purpose Vehicle — I got this truck in the middle of September right before a very nasty winter. Even not really having felt out my truck's performance, we had a massive ice storm that coated the entire county in over 3 inches of ice, as well as a great deal of snow. This truck took it all in stride. It ran extremely well in the snow and had a strong grip on the ice. Now that spring has come around, the time for muddin' has come. Even without dedicated mudders this truck is a real champ on the trails.

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

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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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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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ManDanFan writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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- 4wd works great
- extended cab = more room
- stick shift for more control
- cranks up without fail everyday

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- only 17 mpg city

ManDanFan
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Power Ranger! — I never get stuck anywhere. the extended cab option makes it to where i can lean the seat back and move the seat back, which is great for taller guys like me. has enough power to pull even a pontoon boat!

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Rhette writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Great condition, no accidents, well maintained.

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Gas mileage is much better on the newer model Rangers.

Rhette
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Would Buy One All Over Again. Better Options, Better Gas Economy On The Newer Models. — Great power, will pull anything. Love that the 4WD will kick in on its own. Very comfortable for long trips, plenty of storage in the cab, the 4 doors and 2 jump seats help out with getting loads or people in and out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brant writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Reliable. Easy to drive.

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Cheap interior. Not exciting to drive.

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A Good Reliable Truck, That In Which: The Power Window's Will Ultimately Stop Working. — Engine gets poor MPG... Truck has good power, but at highway speed, transmission causes a 5 second delay from the time you put your foot down, to the time it finally does anything with the power. The Premium Ford 6-Disc changer is garbage... Truck is reliable. has never left me hanging... Does well off-road but lacks personality...Ultimately a very nice looking truck, that starts when you tell it to, but pretty much any amenity Ford put in it will stop working. Whoever installed the interior was drunk. Plus a lucky rock kicked up by a passing big rig will take big chunks out of the plastic hexagon-bubble grill.

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

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

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2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

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