2006 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2006 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:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"small space" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Dean writes:
2006 Ford Ranger Review
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Tougher than it looks

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interior

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More Than Just A Pretty Face — The exterior is eyecatching, the interior not so much. Works great and is built for off raoding despite how it looks. The skid plates under the engine, trans and fuel tank are a pretty good clue. The LSD in the rear and electronic locking front diff is another hint..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
2006 Ford Ranger Review
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the price, gas mileage, comfort

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none

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The New All Aluminum Engine Took The Ranger To The Next Level — This ranger gets about 35mpg on the highway and around 25-28 in the city. the light weight engine with the hp and tq increase makes this truck a steal!

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Shawn writes:
2006 Ford Ranger SPORT 2dr Regular Cab SB Review
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Great on gas

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Not a lot of passenger space

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Perfect For Commuting — Very small in terms of cabin size, but the engine pulls great, its insane on gas, and lots of fun to rip around. Haven't had anything break down on it yet. And it looks pretty sharp too inside and out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
2006 Ford Ranger SPORT 4dr SuperCab Styleside SB Review
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Great Truck in a small package

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It is somewhat out-dated

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Most Popular Mid-size... I Understand Why! — I love my Ranger, the 3.0L plus the 5 speed is great on gas, it takes heavy loads like a champ, Been driving it more then a year and a half and I can't stop loving to drive it, it's comfy on road trips, and other then the pineon seal the maintenance has been simple! This truck is great and for anyone looking for a no b**s**t mid-size the ranger is the way to go!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Donovan writes:
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB Review
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5

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Versatile, Reliable, Stylish, Fun

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Taller passengers can be a problem, and don't even bother with three adults if you have a manual.

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A Great Small Truck With Many Uses And Long Life. — Equipped with a manual transmission, you won't find a better light truck. Aside from the great looks it has a lot to offer. It's build very solid and you can feel it just from driving. Nothing feels out of touch to the driver. Plenty of interior room as long as you are in the front, however taller passengers should be in front. If you do have the manual, you're front middle seat is just an arm rest. If you have the option, go for the third door. Maintenance was very simple and cheap for a truck. I never had an issue towing, off-roading, or carrying cargo. The 4.0 V6 gives you plenty of power for whatever you'd need, and can be easily increased for those of us who can't get enough. The prices on these do vary greatly, but they are reasonable and worth every penny. Older and higher mileage versions, or Mazda B versions for that matter, are still worth the look/buy. Fuel economy ranges, but I manged 20/21 Highway with 16 average in the city. These trucks are great and have so much to give and just keep going on and on. I highly recommend a Ranger.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2006 Ford Ranger SPORT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB Review
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Good power, functional.

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Manual trans sucks.

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4.0 Manual Ford Ranger — decent rice killer power, decent braking, handles like a pig. Great build quality except for trans. Interior styling very utilitarian. Exterior looks pretty good. OKAY gas mileage. very little maintenance if you get the automatic. Its pretty enjoyable to drive.

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TSabourin writes:
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB Review
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Fun to drive, plenty of power for a compact pickup, off road capable.

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Size. Not a very big truck, with a smaller payload than most.

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I Miss It! — 2006, bright red, XLT, 4x4, 5 speed, with the improved 4.0L V6. Who could ask for anything more in a Ford Ranger? This truck lasted me 3 years, 3 accidents, and many trips to Maine. I only had minor problems with it. A tempermental fuel shutoff switch, a bad hub, and driveshaft Ujoints. All easily fixed and cheap enough. And all attributed to how I drove this thing. I lost her to a tree in January.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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meanoldmoe writes:
2006 Ford Ranger SPORT 4dr SuperCab Styleside SB Review
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price, reliability, looks, fuel economy

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power, no 7ft box option with extended cab

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2006 Ranger Sport Extended Cab — This is the first small truck I have owned. I did allot of research on small trucks, and found the Ranger to be the most trouble free. It has a dated design, but , all the "bugs" are worked out of it. This truck I got has the 3.0L engine, it has good power and great fuel economy. The 4.0L engine does have more power, but , fuel economy approaches V-8 territory. The 4 door extended cab does come in handy and the ride of an extended cab is much better then the regular cab. Combined city and highway mileage is good, I get over 20 mpg. My old truck was around 14mpg , so it is a vast improvement. The truck rides well and is quiet. No squeaks or rattles, even with it being purchased used and having 55000km. ( the truck now has 147000km and still drives fine) This truck handles well on the highway, and in the city. I have no complaints with this vehicle, except it is a little under powered when you need to pass some one( the 4.0L would work better here) The transmission is a 5 speed auto and it seems to shift fine. Brakes work well and anti lock performs when needed. Despite being 2 wheel drive , the truck works fine in winter conditions. We added a cap on the back and it seems to help with snow traction ( added weight)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Benjamin writes:
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB Review
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Great light duty truck.

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avoid city driving for gas mileage

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Quality Vehicle — Nice truck but sucks on gas mileage. Not the best for city use. sure can take a beating though. I actually used to drive a '97 model when i first got my license. My wife and I had our first date at a drive in movie on a matress in the bed...ahh memories! Dont underestimate the 4-cyl engine in these things. They are amazing motors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2006 Ford Ranger SPORT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB Review
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Good platform, sturdy

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Rough suspension, 4.0L V6 needs more thrust

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Best Bang For The Buck! — Good truck for the money! For being on a platform that is 20 years old it shows its age well. Performance was a little lack luster even with the big V6 so the Explorer Express Supercharger fixed that up.

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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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