2004 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2004 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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  • 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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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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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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2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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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2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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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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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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2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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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.

grindertom
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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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2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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I liked the looks and the toughness and the offroad power

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Gas mileage and gutless engine

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It Looks Better Than It Drives — Bought this truck used in 2007 and had it just over a year,I liked the offroad ability but it didnt handle too great on gravel and in snow,I was very dissapointed with the fuel mileage I got,there were half-ton trucks that got better mileage than me with my little quarter ton truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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outstanding looks and performance

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none that I can see

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Superb Handling On A Stock Powerhouse. — Performance: outstanding, great acceleration, and speed, wonderful handling, great trickster Build quality:superb, few repairs needed Appearence:wonderful exterior, hood scoops, black and tan interior Cost of Ownership: 24 mpg, no maintenience Fun Factor: can out perform anything on the road NOS system installed, Dixie Horn, and CB radio.

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

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2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Absolutely everything

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None - no really, none!

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My Truck — This is a real truck. It may not be an F-150/350/650, but it's the biggest official Ford pick-up in the UK. It does everything I ask of it, and more. 35mpg, four years and 40,000 miles on the original tyres, five years and 55,000 miles on the original clutch and brakes, and they're still going strong. Aside from the rubber, all I've had to replace is lamps and wiper-blades. It's quiet, relaxed, spacious, imposing so not very often cut-up or intimidated by other road-users, and the ICE isn't too damned bad for an OE unit. I'll keep it til it drops - and I think that will be some time yet!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Its a truck

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not enough seats

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My Driver — I love this truck although it only has a v6 it still can drag its butt outa the mud. After the 33s it rides a lil ruff on the highway but all in all it rides really well for the tires that are on it.

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

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

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