2008 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2008 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"exterior" 3 reviews
"park" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab 4WD Review
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It is fun to drive, and the Grabber Orange color makes it a head-turner!

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I wish it had "real" rear seats, rather than the two jump seats.

DucatiMarco
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Awesome! — I love this truck - it drives great, and the Grabber Orange color makes it a head-turner. It is fun to drive, and does a good job at towing. The only down-side is I wish it had "real" rear seats, rather than the two jump seats.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4WD Review
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Short length overall so its easy to maneuver and park. Its good for a small "rarely needed" pickup.

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The 3.0 engine gets horrible gas mileage. 14 to 15 city and 19 to 21 highway (if I barely touch the gas pedal).

Fordtudor37
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How Would I Sum Up This Truck ? — 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 lock out hubs for the front 4x4 axle and proper gear ratio's for fuel economy with the 3.0 Liter engine (the Ford F150 4.6 gets the same fuel mileage in a much bigger size and more cargo/towing capacity) . Its almost as if Ford got to the 29th mile of a 30 mile road race and forgot it was a 30 mile course.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab 4Dr 4WD Review
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Fun to drive, fuel efficient enough for my needs, plenty of power to use.

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back seats are very small

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Great Truck For Me — 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 to drive. Going to drop in a 5.0L mustang engine and transmission along with brembo brake kit, different gearing in the back, re-gearing the 4wd to handle higher speeds, lowering kit, and a brand new coat of paint.

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

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2008 Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Road SuperCab 4Dr Review
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2008 Ford Ranger Fx4 — Not a bad truck. Owned a 91 Ranger and packed it in at 565000K. This is why I chose another Ranger. Big mistake. VERY VERY poor fuel economy. A fill only gets me 425kms per tank. BRUTAL. Power off the line pulling trailer is ok. Midrange is good as well but not like my 91. Not even close. Both were 5sp manuals. I've had it in for a few warrenty issues but other than that very reliable. It's a very nice looking truck with a nice paint/trim package. Rare in my area. Downfall about drivablilty is the rear end is way too stiff. Any bumps on the road and the rear end jumps sharply to the right. Always have to be on quard on gravel or bumpy roads. Over all review I give it a 3.

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

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2008 Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Road SuperCab 4Dr Review
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Easy to transfer to 4WD.

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Bad gas mileage.

patriot223
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Fun To Drive. — Handles well able to obtain 4x4 on fly. Very poor fuel ecomomy does not fair well when pulling heavy loads. Extra doors great for placing items behind seat easily yet not enough room for rear passengers unless child size or small.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab 4Dr Review
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Need true 4 door

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One Of The Best Smaller Truck — This truck is a nice looking truck,Have had no repairs on this truck.The cost on maintenance is very low. The interior nice with the gray and black,the performance is good. Great gas miles on the ranger. Just in all a nice truck to own and drive.

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

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2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab 4WD Review
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Perfect in the city, easy to park , and really tough and good performence offroad

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Need more place ( Enough for 4 ppls

Khorvus
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Ford Build Tough ! — Good performance, its not a F1 but ford a truck its way better than lots of them. Even while towing a friend braking in downhill is really good ( friend has V8 dakota ). They're tough and im not gentle with him in offroad, they are good looking and best truck to drift with during winter.

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

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2008 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab Review
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A Excellent Value For Money — Performance: Great was really surprised with diesel. Braking is good but tends to fade under heavy braking and off road driving. handling is good for its size. its got the normal ford squeaky suspension mounts and the top section off the dash rattles a bit. Its got a very muscular appearance which i love. i get about 760 km on a 80liter tank of diesel maintenance isn't to expensive. And its a lot of fun to drive but on sand and gravel roads it starts coming alive.

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

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good power

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Fun — PERFORMANCE: good power for a 4 cylinder, braking great, handling great BUILD QUALITY: never failed on us but the automatic transmission makes a weird noise that is normal APPERANCE: great looking in and out COST OF OWNERSHIP: great not that bad on gas FUN FACTOR: fun 2 drive lost of power 4 the auto trany

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2008 Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Road SuperCab Review
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this truck is perfect for what i need.i off road and hunt.

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i like everything about it.

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Over Good Truck. — exellent truck.suits my needs,good fuel economy.4.0 has lots of power,good 4x4 system.5 spd manual trans,if you need a truck but not a big one this is a good over all reliable truck.the 5 spd manual gets 4 mpg more tahn the automatic.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 Ford Ranger Reviews

Overall Great Vehicle By zcar690

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

Great Starter Truck. By Brockmontgomery

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

Great Compact Truck By Jddirtbiker

Power dome hood looks great in black. 4ad is easy to operate and works great. Good hauling capacity and a reliable truck. It's my 3rd and I had 210,000 miles on the last one and it still looked grea... Read More

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

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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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2006 Ford Ranger Reviews

A Great Small Truck With Many Uses And Long Life. By Donovan

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 o... Read More

Quality Vehicle By Benjamin

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 ... Read More

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