2003 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2003 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"maintenance" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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JimMagD writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Small truck, easy on fuel, inexpensive maintenance

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Poor seating in fold down rear seats

JimMagD
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2003 Ford Ranger Xlt — Reliable, parts are inexpensive, truck is easy to maintain. Tune-ups; spark plugs, plug wires are easily changed, shocks are easy to change. New radiator, hoses and clamps - cooling system is serviced for years to come. New front and rear brakes, even rebuilt the alternator to save cost over the replacement.

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Alex writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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Excellent reliabilty

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none

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I Would Not Hesitate To Buy Another One! — Awesome little truck! Rangers are unbeaten in their quality and reliability. The Edge with the Flareside bed really pops! Sure, it's no race truck but the 3.0L moves it around with no problem. No trouble or repairs. I'm averaging 22-23 mpgs per tank. My biggest complaint is that it has a small gas tank and that I have to fill it a little more often.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Reliable, good tow vehicle for 8 x 10 trailer or less

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mileage isn't terrific, rides like a truck

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2003 Ford Ranger Fx4 Level 2 — The little truck has never let me down. 87000 miles. Recommend highly. Great torquey V6 for pulling trailers. Surprises people how quick it is. Fun for rice burners with 31 inch all terrains on it. Mileage is ok, drive the speed limit it gets 17 or 18. Drive 70 or above, 15 or less.

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Brice writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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gas mileage, looks, size

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interior space

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Gas Mileage — gas mileage is great considering i have the I-4 with a 5 speed manual transmission, but it aint big enough for a family. the overall size is great for maneuverability. it does look pretty good although i did add a few upgrades. if your a DIYer the spark plugs are a pain, but the oil is real easy to change.

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hollis123 writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge Plus Extended Cab SB Review
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Just a great all around small pick-up.

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Torsion bar suspension.

hollis123
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Very Sleek And Sporty. Eye Catching. — This truck is very quick and I love it, the interior is very sound deadening and the stock speakers are wonderful. The interior is so clean and fresh and the way the truck handles astounding. The only thing I did not love about this truck are the torsion bars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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Almost zero maintenance costs

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bouncey ride

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Dependable Ride — 3.0 auto 3.73; nice acceleration, solid braking excellent load carrying ability. Really dependable having almost zero maintenance cost; limited to oil changes, new battery, and now new spark plugs. New tires went on last year, need a new bed cover but that can wait

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Levi writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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i love the lift, cant wait to get a system and bigger rims and tires for it.

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i dont like that it doesnt have power windows or locks. :(, yeah thats basically it haha

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I Absolutely Love It — overall its a great truck, the quality of the vehicle is very great. it is very stylish, and handles great. the cost of owning the vehicle is fairly low so far. havent had it a year yet. but it is a great vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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skipcarver42 writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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They just last and last.

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There are no reasons to avoid it that I can think of.

skipcarver42
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If You Want Something That Is Well Made And Will Last Then Consider A Ranger. — This is my 3rd Ranger. My first one I drove for 100,00 miles. My second Ranger was a 1990 that I drove 225,000 miles. Is there any wonder that I bought another one in 2003? I'm 68 years old with bad health. This will be the last truck I will ever need.

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

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Roark writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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get up and go

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everything else.

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My Ranger. — It drinks gas! its turning radius sucks. ITS SMALL! im not. im 6'4'' and my knee hits the window/mirror switches. put your foot down and it will go... so I give it credit there. there is something wrong with it... dealership cant fix it, told me wait till it gets worse.

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adriangur writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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excellent condition

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for work , no to much power

adriangur
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Ready For Work — The car runs very smooth, not noises at all, inside is very comfortable with a lot of space, and the seats are very wide ,for the driver the vision is panoramic. The car is very stable specially on the high way, and very economic in gas. The trunk is big

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1983 Ford Ranger Reviews

Low Gas Mileage, But Hey, It's A Hotrod By munch

Good looks and awesome power. Would love a fancy radio but the cab doesn't allow much to be added in the way of amps and speakers. May upload a few pictures in the future because I may be selling it... Read More

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1984 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great 4x4 By lukasveit

i have been thru alot with my little ford ranger and it has came thru every time i have done road trips, off roading, camping, ect. and its a great little truck and starts every time cold start or not... Read More

Needs A Full Rebuild By Joseph

Weak 2.3L burns oil, gets about 10L for 100km, carburated, 4spd on the floor, body is in good shpae for an 84, frame has no rot, good for a project truck. Does good in the twisties for a truck. Part... Read More

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1985 Ford Ranger Reviews

1985 Ford Ranger By Daniel

love the truck .....its got all brand new parts new seeen snow its a good truck for raceing .....it handles good...brand new front end....its set up for raceing.....its awsome on gas.....yes the truck... Read More

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I bought this truck a year ago for $1300 dollars, and have invested about $1000 more into it with a new clutch, new brake master cylinder and new power brakes. She's held up real well, although I d... Read More

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1986 Ford Ranger Reviews

It's Been A Greet Get Around Car. By kenzhardy15

For how small and light the truck is I'm disappointed the gas mileage wasn't better. I do however love having complete visibility. As well as being able to park my truck just about anywhere because it... Read More

The Branger By Purpledragon

I love this truck, my dad built it himself and we always ride in it. When we go muddin we are always the ones to pull the other people out of the mud ;) There is no other truck like it. Read More

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1987 Ford Ranger Reviews

The Best Car/truck Ive Ever Owned By Kyle

even though it didnt have airbags and my seat was only half bolted in this truck saved my life in a 90+ MPH crash with a guardrail, i should be dead. this truck was like a child to me. i miss her soo... Read More

Country Boy College Kid Fun Ride By Allen

This is an amazing little truck with an awesome package. It is small, but still has 4WD and enough power to get into some trouble. Mnine has a 4" body lift and some decently bulky tires on it too. ... Read More

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