2003 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2003 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 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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"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
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"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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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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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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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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John_Q writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Good fuel economy when towing. 4 wheel Drive is adequate for off-road conditions and 4 wheel low range suplies tremendous tourque for a midsized truck.  Relatively simple and inexpensive to maintain.  No major suprises or issues since I've owned new for 93,000 miles.

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Included Running Boards rust too easily, fuel economy could be better, but seems competitive for the mid-sized 4x4 truck market.  Even with 4.10 ration limited-slip rear axle the rear tires are very easy to spin on wet pavement with All Terrain Tires, I've never tested this with standard radials which would likely perform better.  The clear coating on the aluminum wheels wears off or cracks making cleaning or repairing difficult or impossible for the average owner.  Rear Jump seats are useful only as a last resort.

John_Q
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Best Mid-sized 4x4 Truck I've Owned, But Would Buy Full Size In The Future — I have been a very pleased owner of the XLT 4.0L V6 SuperCab 4x4 Ranger. I do not have experience with other versions of this truck which are many. I purchased the vehicle new from the dealer and have owned it for 93,000 miles, mostly garaged. I took the vehicle off road about one every 2 weeks, but did not heavily load it frequently. I purchased the Ford Workshop Manual to perform nearly all of the vehicle maintenance myself with decent mechanical tallent, but very little experience or any formal mechanical training. I performed nearly all the vehicle maintenance myself and ended up with very reasonable costs of ownership as a result. Parts are readily available for this vehicle both new and used. I previously owned a foriegn vehicle and never will again due to the difficulty and extra expense of obtaining service and parts. The vehicle did experience a leak between the transmission and the transfer case (4x4 drive) which I had repaired by the dealer at a cost for about 1300 dollars. One of the fron wheel bearings went bad at about 70,000 miles which I believe is consitent if not overdue for these vehicles. I replaced both front wheel bearings with Timken bearings and would recomend any owner due the same. Overall I would make the same purchase decision again to buy this vehicle over the competition that was made at the same time in the same price range.

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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2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

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I liked the sporty look of the hood and fender flairs. The color is very pleasing as well as the interior color. The Rally Gauge Cluster gave interior a sporty look as well and was surprised that it... Read More

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i own the bare bones ford ranger, the only option ordered was cloth seats over vinyl ones. surprisingly the 2.3 liter engine has sufficient power for day to day driving. it also gets pretty good gas m... Read More

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

How Would I Sum Up This Truck ? By Fordtudor37

This Ford Ranger Regular cab, short bed, 4x4, 3.0 Liter engine with automatic overdrive transmission is a good vehicle for light daily needs BUT, it could have had better engineered by way of manual l... Read More

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For completely stock, she's quite torquey. 4.0L stock under the hood, along with everything else as well for now. Building from the ground up as soon as it is paid off, which will make it even better ... Read More

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2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great Truck, Very Fun To Drive, And To Keep Clean (well I Enjoy It Anyways) By Justin

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