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
"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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Evan writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab LB Review
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4

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only has 45,000 miles

Cons

Gas mileage could be better

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Worth Getting One — I got this truck in June of '10, so far it's been very handy and no problems yet. Only thing I wish it had cruise control, it's kind of a pain on long drives. Hope to have it for a long time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

that its not a car its a truck

Cons

nothing

25

Good — it does the job,and fun to drive great on and off road the only problem is that its a pig from empty to full is 80 bucks and i only get around 300 k to a tank... but ither then that its a great truck and i injoy driving it...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ben writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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4.0 makes driving it fun

Cons

generic design

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A Great Truck For The Buck — I Like the Ford Ranger. I have the 4.0 SOHC V6 with a 5 speed manual 4X4. it has good power, i tow a 4,000 lb camping trailer and it does fine. i have 46,000 miles on it and have had no trouble with it yet. there is a squeak in the dash that is bothersom but overall interior is well built. the exterior is ok, the sheetmetal seems a little flimsy in spots but have had no rust or parts brakeing yet. I get about 22 mpg avg (not towing). i do enjoy driving it, the 5 speed with the 4.0 makes for a good time.

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

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Azeadra writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

it is dependable and handles great

Cons

gas milage

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The Biggest Small Turck Ever — i love my truck! i have very few cars i would like to drive besides my truck but i will never give it up for any of them. i love the hieght that it is at and how it drives. it handles great on the road whether it is flat or not, obviously it doesn't drive like a sports car but it does have some power under that hood. i have had very few major problems with the mechanics mainly things that wear out normaly like shocks and bearings. maintenance has been normal nothing more than you would have with most cars, the gas milage is not that great but it is a truck so that is expected. i love driving my truck but i love the way that trucks and big vehicles drive, if you want speed this truck isn't for you.

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Samone writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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Least cost of ownership and reliability1

Cons

None

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Amazingly Manufactured By Ford — It's a built Ford Tough Ranger and its unsurpassed fuel economy and reliability has been remarkable. It gets about 30 mpg highway and 25 city and has been a vehicle that has impressed me numerous times! Theres nothing that can beat the quality of a Ranger pickup!

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

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John writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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3

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its a truck

Cons

its a ford

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It Is Ok — Its orange, its a work truck,but it gets me down peanut street, ilike it and so would you. its got dents and scratches. its also got a tool box. it has tan interior, and a v6 engine. it has an automatic transmission.

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

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Tim writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Great truck overall.

Cons

Needs rear disc brakes

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V-8 Or Turbo Diesel — I wish there would have been a V-8 option, a 4.6L would have been plenty. Or a 4cylinder turbo diesel. I would have also like to see Rear Disc Brakes on these trucks. The Explorers had both a V8 and rear disc brakes, why not the Rangers? My Ranger has been very trouble free.

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

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Custm03 writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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supension, engine power, interior.

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plastic engine pieces

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Great Truck! You Can't Go Wrong With A Ranger. — the suspension is great! You can take a corner fast on pavement one second and then drive onto a dirt road the next and it's all a smooth ride.The interior is nice and doesn't feel cheap. The sound system has a nice balance with 6x9's in the doors and behind the seats. The engine has to many plastic pieces though, like the radiator, that tend to crack easy. Overall the cost to maintain my ranger isn't high. -2003 Ranger XLT 2.3L 4cyl.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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everything

Cons

needs to be higher factory

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Mikes Ford Ranger — wishes it came with a v8... i mean wtf do u need a 5.0l in a ford explorer, why not the ranger! bastards. But all in all the best investment i have ever made... sexy, manly and a great truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Clay writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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fuel efficient, 30mpg

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none

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Affordable And Reliable — THis truck holds up to anything. It hasn't failed me yet and I work this truck hard. It may be a little slow with a 4 cylinder engine, but I don't need it to do more than the speed limit.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 Ford Ranger Reviews

Overall Great Vehicle By zcar690

I like the dependability of this vehicle. I purchased it because I had previously owned a 2001 Ford Ranger that lasted me 10 years 225,000 miles. The 4.0 V6 engine is very strong and the towing capaci... Read More

2011 Ford Ranger Supercab Sport By Andrew

One of the main reasons I need to get rid of it is the fact that it isnt a family vehicle and I really need more space for car seats. It does not have a bed liner. It accelerates very smoothly and has... Read More

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2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

Practical. By DugK

Acts and drives like a small truck. Doesn't pretend to be anything other than a truck. No mushy car like ride. Provides good utility. Daily driver. Road and cabin noise is louder than normal. Fr... Read More

Great Starter Truck. By Brockmontgomery

I like the small size and good fuel milage. it is easy to drive and handel, that is why is a great starter vehicle. Not enough room for many passergers. overall a good pick up truck for a young driver... Read More

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2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

Good Looker By Bailie

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

My Ranger By Mike

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

Great Truck For Me By Briant

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

I love my truck what can I say... She has given me some problems but always comes out stronger in the end! She has about 65k miles in her right now and I have people come up to me ans ask if its brand... Read More

Love My Truck, The Only Thing Is That The Double Cabs Should Come Out In 3ltr As Standard Though. By Mickey

Performance - acceleration - Great, braking - Needs ABS and EBS, handling - Great Build Quality - has it needed repairs? - No repairs, squeaks/rattles - None Appearance - interior - basic and functio... Read More

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