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2002 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2002 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 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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PROS
"ride" 15 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"weight" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 4 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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Davison writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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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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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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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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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RamblinMike writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SB Review
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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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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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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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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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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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