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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PROS
"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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2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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its a truck

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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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2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Great truck overall.

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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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2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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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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2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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everything

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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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2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
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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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2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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Ford :)

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Not 4-wheel drive

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Ranger — Good looking truck. It's only a 3.0 V-6 so the power ain't great but it's gets me from A to B. The gas mileage is decent for a truck. I've replaced the battery, alternator, and radiator so far lol. That's pretty understandable though because those same parts were on it since it was first made. I really wish it was a 4x4 lol.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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its reliable

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the gas miles

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It Is A Great Car — it does accelerate that great unless u really step on it. i hvae had no problems with this car. the outside has a nice shinny red paint job. the inside is just basic. the gas mils goin be be alot better. i love driving this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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Manual, and the stock sounds system is very good.

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Only two door, and two seats :(

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Decent Truck. — Eh it's an okay car for the price. It cost me 7k and being a Ford I was hesitant because of maintenance problems associated with that dealer. But so far it's been a reliable truck and is fun to drive because of it's manual.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab LB Review
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Street cred, versatility and relaxed driver.

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Overtaking ability and unreliable drivetrain

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Fantastic Workhorse — This is a very comfortable and reliable vehicle. My one was quite heavy on diesel though, while the performance was fairly mediocre. Servicing and maintenance was reasonable. The biggest like for me was the respect one got on the road. It wasn't really large or fast, but people moved over readily on the freeway. My biggest gripe was with the diff and the useless gearbox. Ford has never been able to build a gearbox worth noting for it's reliability.

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

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2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge Plus Extended Cab SB Review
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Fuel efficient truck

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Large towing or 3+ people trips

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Dependent Little Truck :) — Good truck. Like most of it. Good mileage for it's size and usage. Wish it had a lil more room in the ext. cab and more power. Tough shocks. Decent to drive, not too exciting, but not boring either. Rides high for a small truck, which I like.

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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

Great Compact Truck By Jddirtbiker

Power dome hood looks great in black. 4ad is easy to operate and works great. Good hauling capacity and a reliable truck. It's my 3rd and I had 210,000 miles on the last one and it still looked grea... Read More

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

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

Awesome! By DucatiMarco

I love this truck - it drives great, and the Grabber Orange color makes it a head-turner. It is fun to drive, and does a good job at towing. The only down-side is I wish it had "real" rear seats, rath... Read More

Great Little Truck! By colin0008

very dependable,its my 3rd ranger.there tough,never had any issues with them,there great off roaders,they hauls very well for a small truck. hauls my 3 atv in my 7x14 trailer and packed for a fami... 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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