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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" 12 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 32 2004 Ford Ranger reviews.

highlandsr8 writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

This truck has been a great vehicle for me the past 9 years. Tough, enough space for my needs

Cons

no latch for child seat in rear seats,

highlandsr8
25

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

Pros

Drives great.  4x4 is awesome.

Cons

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

WilsonAuto
25

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

Pros

It's a manual

Cons

It was gang color

35

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

Cons

none that I can see

25

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

Cons

None - no really, none!

35

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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Jonathan writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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Its a truck

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not enough seats

35

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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Bruce writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SB Review
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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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Trent writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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Smaller, good gas mileage, fun to drive

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None

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Great Truck! — Great truck, the 3.0 V6 is a strong motor. Not the fastest thing in the world but reliable and will last forever. Built great for a compact truck, solid interior and you can tell its build correctly. Highly recommend for someone that doesn't need a fullsize but still needs a truck

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

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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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