2006 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2006 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 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:4.1 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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PROS
"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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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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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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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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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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Mark writes:
2006 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab Styleside LB Review
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Commute- and Transport Cargo

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A little underpowered.

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Built Ford Tough! — Love my truck- she helps me make cash. My only regret, is that I didn't buy the extended cab. She does squeak and rattle, but thats not unusual for pickup trucks. Mine's the 4 cylinder and gets great gas mileage. I've had several pickups over the past- and this one is my 2nd best. The best was an '87 Nissan 4x4 King Cab. That truck was called the Red Zeppelin. It was famous.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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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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Curtis writes:
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB Review
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Its amazing all around

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None

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Buy One — Pretty much bad ass; The Red Baron is quick, handles good for a truck, havent had to repair anything or replace anything besides normal maintenance, looks sexy, fun as hell to drive, has a fancy, yet conservative, interior, and sounds like a hauss with dual 40 series out the back. Only downside is she doesnt get great gas mileage, but that could be the way that I drive, who knows?

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

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Matt writes:
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab Styleside SB Review
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gas and apperace

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pulling compasity

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Best First Truck Ever — it was not exactly the first truck i wanted..but i dealt with it and it really turned out to be a really good truck and i think i look good in it and would not trade it for another small truck !!! lol but i will when i make staff sargent and get that big freaking truck !!

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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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James writes:
2006 Ford Ranger SPORT 4dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB Review
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easy to see over everyone

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tonneau cover is a snap type

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Ford Spotr Fun — performance the 4 litre V6 works wonderfully , fun to drive and looks great in Silver .Mileage is good but it is a V6 and fun.Love running around in truck to do , roll down the window and listen to the tunes on the radio or cd

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2011 Ford Ranger Reviews

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I like the dependability of this vehicle. I purchased it because I had previously owned a 2001 Ford Ranger that lasted me 10 years 225,000 miles. The 4.0 V6 engine is very strong and the towing capaci... Read More

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2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

Practical. By DugK

Acts and drives like a small truck. Doesn't pretend to be anything other than a truck. No mushy car like ride. Provides good utility. Daily driver. Road and cabin noise is louder than normal. Fr... Read More

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I like the small size and good fuel milage. it is easy to drive and handel, that is why is a great starter vehicle. Not enough room for many passergers. overall a good pick up truck for a young driver... Read More

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2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

Good Looker By Bailie

I liked the sporty look of the hood and fender flairs. The color is very pleasing as well as the interior color. The Rally Gauge Cluster gave interior a sporty look as well and was surprised that it... Read More

My Ranger By Mike

i own the bare bones ford ranger, the only option ordered was cloth seats over vinyl ones. surprisingly the 2.3 liter engine has sufficient power for day to day driving. it also gets pretty good gas m... Read More

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2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

How Would I Sum Up This Truck ? By Fordtudor37

This Ford Ranger Regular cab, short bed, 4x4, 3.0 Liter engine with automatic overdrive transmission is a good vehicle for light daily needs BUT, it could have had better engineered by way of manual l... Read More

Great Truck For Me By Briant

For completely stock, she's quite torquey. 4.0L stock under the hood, along with everything else as well for now. Building from the ground up as soon as it is paid off, which will make it even better ... Read More

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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

I love my truck what can I say... She has given me some problems but always comes out stronger in the end! She has about 65k miles in her right now and I have people come up to me ans ask if its brand... Read More

Love My Truck, The Only Thing Is That The Double Cabs Should Come Out In 3ltr As Standard Though. By Mickey

Performance - acceleration - Great, braking - Needs ABS and EBS, handling - Great Build Quality - has it needed repairs? - No repairs, squeaks/rattles - None Appearance - interior - basic and functio... Read More

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