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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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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Aaron writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Not To Bad Of An All Around Truck — it is ok on gas, lots of torque and hp with the 4 liter and the clearence is awsome, and the 4x4 works awsome

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bigtexan writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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more space than that piece of junk escort i was driving all in all i really love this truck.

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could get better mileage - this sonic blue paint scratches easy.

bigtexan
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Love It — I purchased this truck, used, 3 weeks ago and i like the way it rides and drives. The sonic blue paint really scratches easy. It sure gets a lot of attention. I have also found that using the turtle wax ice detailer helps with taking care of the paint job. i drive about 100 miles a day to work and this puppy gets a lot of attention.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

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Jeff writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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more space, etc

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needs a window in the rear glass

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I Replaced My Truck!! — love this ranger. It has the space my old one didn't, plus it's a V6

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

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Lots of room, great interior, fun to drive

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Not the best gas mileage

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So Much Fun — I miss my truck so much!!! I had to sell her cause I was in school but she was the best!!! So much fun to drive, I loved all the room I had and she looked so good.

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Ryan writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SB Review
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Good truck

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Nothing big comes to mind

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Best Domestic Light Truck — I like this more than the S10. Still a lot of plastic (can't get away from that, so I'll shut up from now on), quite reliable, good money.

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JimMagD writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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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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John_Q writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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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Evan writes:
2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab LB Review
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only has 45,000 miles

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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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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

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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

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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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