2008 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2008 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 reviews

  • 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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PROS
"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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DucatiMarco writes:
2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab 4WD Review
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5

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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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David writes:
2008 Ford Ranger XLT Review
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lots of torque, fast

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too big

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As A Ford Should Be — It does everything it should and nothing more. V powerfully engine easy to spin if unloaded

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colin0008 writes:
2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab 4Dr 4WD Review
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5

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its a 5spd and it gets decent gas millage

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back seat aren't the most comfortable

colin0008
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Great Little Truck! — very dependable,its my 3rd ranger.there tough,never had any issues with them,there great off roaders,they hauls very well for a small truck. hauls my 3 atv in my 7x14 trailer and packed for a family week end at the camp no problem.

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Kevin writes:
2008 Ford Ranger Sport Review
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My First Car — .performance.....is ok for now just waiting for the warranty to finish hahahaha .build quality......i havent had a problem yet .appearance......i love the exterior but i wish i got leathers .........overall the truck is fun as hell to drive with the manual transmission and winter, all i can say is DRIFTING!!! LOL p.s gogo power rangers lol haha inside jk

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Matthew writes:
2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab 4Dr Review
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4

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cheap to run, good work horse!!

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Only big enough for 2 men.

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Great Little Work Horse, Good Gas Mileage. — Not very fast but at the end of the day... its a work truck and I'd give it 5 stars for that. Its built tough, and has been put through its paces. Exterior is ok. I got the pick up bed sprayed with colour matched Line-x bedline both inside the bed and outside. along with tool boxes and ladder rack. Pretty cheap to run on gas, compared to the avergage canadian truck. Great 2 person truck, plenty of room, and enough room to store things in behind the front seats. Once all my equipment is off the truck, its nippy and pretty quick.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hennie writes:
2008 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab Review
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ground clearance

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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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Fordtudor37 writes:
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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Colin writes:
2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab 4Dr 4WD Review
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reliability

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theres nothing i hate about it.

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Great Truck — good performance.looks good.decent gas milage.easy to maintain.decent payload for a compact truck,good off roader,fun to drive on and off road,suits my needs.good pulling power for the size,pulls my 12'x7' utility trailler with my two quad atv's plus loaded for the family to go to the cottage with ease.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Colin writes:
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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Jim writes:
2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab 4WD Review
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If you want a truck but don't need anything as big as an F-150.

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Ford brakes and transmission

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I Love It. — Like all new Fords, the brakes 'chirp' at only 20,000 miles of wear. The gas mileage is roughly around 17-20 mpg. The truck was a bit pricey for being so small though. But it was worth it. Its really hard to keep clean though with it being black.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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

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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

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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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