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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Jeremy writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Off-roading is a must in this one

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Can't think of anything.

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Ranger 4x4 — Had the 4x4 option with a lift kit. It made getting to the cottage a breeze. Definitely a must when travelling on the back roads of rural Ontario cottage country. One vechicle I regret selling. Still see it around ... stayed local.

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

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Raymond writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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3

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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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Bryan writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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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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Jonathan writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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

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fun and sporty for a small truck

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none

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I Love This Truck And Look Forward To Driving More Fords In The Future. — Well my truck is a bright red ford ranger with four doors and a step side bed with the fx4 off road package. i enjoy the larger of the two six cylinders that ford offered in this truck. power is plenty with the four liter and the 4.10 locking differential. I think the truck handles very well compared to other trucks i have driven. i bought this truck with only seventy two thousand miles and have only done normal maintenance. I think the out side of the truck is very stylish with the interior simple but nice. The way i drive the truck gets around 17mpg. i think this truck is very fun to drive and i look forward to moving into another ford when i have the money to buy what i want.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bobby writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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UM , Duh , its a Ford

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if you LIKE to repair your vehicle ... avoid Fords

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Ford , Nothing Better . — HEAVILY modified , inside and out ! love the reaction i get from people . so many stop me to comment on the exhuast note . . not to mention , its a Ford . Ford builds the best vehicles on the road . REAL AMERICANS , DRIVE AMERICAN !

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Matt writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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good power, durable

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gas milage

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Rangers Rock — great truck, very durable. i've been hit by a couple cars and it still drives fine. does a great job with 4x4, milage is easily affected by how you drive, i get from 15-19 mpg. the 4l has a ton of power :D easy to get a good sound system into.

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Wil writes:
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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Bruce writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SB Review
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2

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Frankly, none

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see "quick take" above

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A $6.000 Dollar Mistake — This car has been a disappointment, overall. It is under powered, has needed front end repairs 2 years in a row, driver's door handle broke, and the gas mileage is way lower than it should be on a 4 cyl engine

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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drives nicely and pretty peppy

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makes you want to go in the mud and break stuff

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Love Her — I love the power ranger! but the sentra sucks but it gets 34 mpg! the power has seen everything from rocks big enough to break the diff to ripping toms yota out of the ditch in the snow! ! ! chea! chea!

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

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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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