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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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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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

Pros

supension, engine power, interior.

Cons

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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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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Tyler writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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3

Pros

Ford :)

Cons

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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Jason writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab LB Review
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4

Pros

its reliable

Cons

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

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Street cred, versatility and relaxed driver.

Cons

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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Erik writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge Plus Extended Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

Fuel efficient truck

Cons

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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Lisa writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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good truck in general

Cons

the extended cab doesnt have a door

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Ehh — its fast and clean, good engine, looks cute, a lil fixed up, good accelration, enough space, good gas mileage, low mileage, good cloth eats...not to hard not to soft i dont like that not very many parts are available for them.

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Devon writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XL Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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its a ford!

Cons

Nothing because its a ford

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Truck — my truck is an awesome truck. it is a flex fuel vehicle so it runs on e-85 and gasoline. its a little small sometimes but it is good enough for me. it is pretty quick for a small truck

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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

Great Choice For Work Truck! By frankyb

The Ford Ranger is probably the best compact truck ever made. People generally get hundreds of thousands of miles out of them. I am no exception. My 1983 Ford Ranger 4x4 has turned over it's odometer ... 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

1985 Ford Ranger By Ian

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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