2004 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2004 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 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:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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grindertom writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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small vs full size truck, which means you can go and fit where they cant.

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small so less room inside , especially on long trips.

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Good Starter Truck For Anyone. — This truck has been reliable for 7 years and running, as well as good looking. It is easy on the wallet, both in maintinence costs and at the gas pump. It can tow a small trailer or a pair of jet skis with ease.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Lots of power from the 4.0L

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Fuel economy, brakes went pretty quick

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Loved It, Was Gone Too Soon. — Loved the truck, I had a long commute to work at the time, 32.1 miles one way, so it hurt me at the gas tank, having a heavy foot like I do. While I think it was a fantastic truck and hated to see it go, I did need to downgrade and have something a little more economical for such a long commute.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jake writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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great a/c, durable, good mpg

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3.0, 2wd,

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Ford Ranger Edge — for a 3.0l V6 it isn't bad. Pulls what i have to gets 20mpg, and jumps nicely to. takes a beating and will not stop. a/c gets cold quick, acceleration isn't bad for a small V6, build quality is good considering it's the cheap model, maintenance and mpg is average for small size truck (takes 6 quarts of oil wear my 5.9l V8 dodge only took 5). 5spd manual is great to drive, love the handling and the supension only wish there was more after market crowd

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erniegiordano writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Other than General maintenance I have not had a setback with this vehicle.

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Sensor on back driver side door would act as door not completely closed so interior light would come on only at big bumps.

erniegiordano
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Strong Vehicle For Rough Weather Needing 4 Wheel Drive But Still Smooth For Casual Commuting. — This six cylinder truck has power for towing a trailer or four wheel drive in heavy snow but still smooth for commuting with plenty of passing power and has very reasonable gas per miles The smaller size was just fine to park in my garage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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QuyntonW writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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I love the look of this car because of how it looks like an Off-Road beast, and it is. You barely feels drops in the road and you drive right through them.

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Brakes and acceleration are not a strong point, but you don't really need that when you look for a truck.

QuyntonW
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Off-roader — I love the sound the truck makes with the new exhaust system, it is a smaller truck and with a low rumble it makes it sound tough. The fog lights increase the coolness factor by a hundred, and even more so makes it more desirable. I wouldn't sell this truck unless I had too.

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

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highlandsr8 writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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This truck has been a great vehicle for me the past 9 years. Tough, enough space for my needs

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no latch for child seat in rear seats,

highlandsr8
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Great Truck — Great purchase fro me. The truck has run great since I purchased 9 years ago. I have been mostly happy with the performance, only have had to have the master slave cylinder replaced as major repair. Keep up with scheduled maintenance, and have almost 200.000 miles on truck.

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WilsonAuto writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Drives great.  4x4 is awesome.

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Could do better on gas, but I've seen worse

WilsonAuto
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My Blue Truck — Love my truck. Handles great in the snow with the 4x4. Have hauled many things with it and it's still going. Have 142,000 miles on it and it still drives great. Kids always trying to borrow it, but won't let them. LOL.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ARTIEs writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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3

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Been dependable as a commuter, now just sits. The cover keeps my tools out of the weather and secure.

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V-6 engine, I want a 4 cyl now as I want to save money. this truck has given me 350 mi to the tank (17) gal. capacity

ARTIEs
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Good Truck For Your Buck — Good little work truck if you want the middle ground in horse power between a V-8 and 4, has light coupler for tow hitch or just use the bumper ball hole. The power is amazing for its class even with a load.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Cheaper then some mid-sizes much more affordable than full size. FUN!! puts a smile on your face when you blow past ricers that think they are fast.

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Can't haul many people or heavy loads, gas mileage isn't great.

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Fun To Drive And Gets Attention For Being A Ranger — Nice trucks from the factory. Much more fun than a full size and quicker than a full size from the factory, compared to a F-150. Even the 4.0 is a little doggish though. A couple bolt ons and they will move though. Easy to park, comfortable, only gets about 17mpg from the factory. Can't hull many people or very much cargo. Great for around town and picking up things like appliances, very comfortable with 2 people, 3 is fine for short distances.

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Nic writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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It's a manual

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It was gang color

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Good-ol-truck — I know living in Montana I should have the mind set of bigger is better, but this little Ranger gets me from point A to point B with no trouble. The only thing I wish i could change is to get as good as gas milage as the '89 Ranger I use to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1983 Ford Ranger Reviews

Low Gas Mileage, But Hey, It's A Hotrod By munch

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1984 Ford Ranger Reviews

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1985 Ford Ranger Reviews

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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

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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

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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

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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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