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

Pros

Smaller, good gas mileage, fun to drive

Cons

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

Pros

it looks good

Cons

nothing

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I Love My Edge — really only use it to get to work and around. performance wise its a little under powered but still a little peppy. havent had any major problems and probably never will. i take excellant care of it. and its just an overall great car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

Pros

Everything, duh.

Cons

Very little.

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My Ford Ranger Edge — Performs pretty well. Interior isn't all snazzy and what not, but it's all good. Exterior is a nice plain white paint job. Very fun car to drive, you own the road. Gas mileage isn't horrible, I can manage with it.

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

Pros

looks.

Cons

lack of power.

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V8 Please!!! — Ford needs to invest in a v8 for the ranger. I honestly love the looks of the ranger as of late. Gas mileage isn't too bad. I have never had it on a long highway drive yet. The interior looks like any other ford, too much in common.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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

Pros

Fun economical small truck

Cons

Door latches & handles

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Good Lil Truck Could Have Bigger & Better Interior — Mechanically sound, will pull most anything a half ton will...just watch out for the plastic door handles & latches...musta been outsourced by ford. Love the 4x4 option, cruises great through snow. pretty good milesage for a 4x4 truck, between 24-16 mpg

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

Pros

Looks great, decent mileage

Cons

Jump seats in back, difficult  to get in back seat; had transmission problems

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2004 Ranger Edge Extended Cab, Sb — I bought my Ranger 3 years ago with 17,000 miles on it. It now has over 71,000 miles. I love the way that it sits up high, like a full size pickup. It does create a problem for short or physically challenged people getting in and out however. I had problems with the transmission from the time I bought the truck, and took it back to the dealer at least three times only to be told that nothing was wrong with the transmission. (I have a feeling they just felt they could pull one over on a single woman). Finally, when I moved to another state, I took it to a different dealer and they found what was wrong with the transmission and fixed it. They told me that they couldn't understand why the other dealer hadn't fixed it since there had been a technical bulletin outlining the problem in 2005. Other than that, the truck has not ever given me any problems. Most of the miles that I have put on the truck have been highway miles. On the highway, I average about 22 miles per gallon. The truck rides well, and the seats are comfortable to me. However, the extended cab portion comes equipped with jump seats, which are useless in my opinion. It also is very difficult to get in and out of the back seat, or to retrieve items from back there. All in all, it's been a great truck and I love it.

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

Pros

Style, power, fun

Cons

Manual gizmos

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Charlie The Red Ranger — Great style and capabilities, tons of torque, limited slip rear axle, big v-6, fun to drive. got manual windows, locks, and mirrors, but it's not that bad. Got a good deal on it, $11K with less than 50K miles, hoping to take it off-road at some point and test its capabilities.

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Joey670 writes:
2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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Good gas mileage. Fun to drive

Cons

SMALL!!!

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Xl Ranger — Love the sporty little 4-banger. Get good gas mileage (bout 22-24 mpg) and good get up and go for a 4-cyl. Little cramped sometimes. Just typical maintanence with oil changes etc. The truck is very very fun to drive and handles real nice for being a truck. Future plans are a lift and bigger tires.

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

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Great color, great interior, great engine, people always think its new when its clean, and comfortable seats.

Cons

Needs rear disc breaks instead of drum and take the governor off 90mph!

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Ranger Danger — Great truck with the 4.0L engine, but it could always use the 4.6L V8 if Ford would offer it in the Ranger.

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

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n/a

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n/a

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Great Truck. Not For Winter Drivin... — It was awesome to have for movin crap..i.e. bikes and stuff.. but keep it outa the sand and snow... i'd buy 4x4 next time

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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

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1984 Ford Ranger Reviews

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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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