2004 Ford Ranger User Reviews

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    2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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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.

    Pros: Looks great, decent mileage

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

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    2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Rangers Rock — great truck, very durable. i've been hit by a couple cars and it still drives fine. does a great job with 4x4, milage is easily affected by how you drive, i get from 15-19 mpg. the 4l has a ton of power :D easy to get a good sound system into.

    Pros: good power, durable

    Cons: gas milage

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    2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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.

    Pros: Style, power, fun

    Cons: Manual gizmos

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    2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SB Review
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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.

    Pros: Good gas mileage. Fun to drive

    Cons: SMALL!!!

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    2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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    Ford Ranger Edge — for a 3.0l V6 it isn't bad. Pulls what i have to gets 20mpg, and jumps nicely to. takes a beating and will not stop. a/c gets cold quick, acceleration isn't bad for a small V6, build quality is good considering it's the cheap model, maintenance and mpg is average for small size truck (takes 6 quarts of oil wear my 5.9l V8 dodge only took 5). 5spd manual is great to drive, love the handling and the supension only wish there was more after market crowd

    Pros: great a/c, durable, good mpg

    Cons: 3.0, 2wd,

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    2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Fun To Drive And Gets Attention For Being A Ranger — Nice trucks from the factory. Much more fun than a full size and quicker than a full size from the factory, compared to a F-150. Even the 4.0 is a little doggish though. A couple bolt ons and they will move though. Easy to park, comfortable, only gets about 17mpg from the factory. Can't hull many people or very much cargo. Great for around town and picking up things like appliances, very comfortable with 2 people, 3 is fine for short distances.

    Pros: Cheaper then some mid-sizes much more affordable than full size. FUN!! puts a smile on your face when you blow past ricers that think they are fast.

    Cons: Can't haul many people or heavy loads, gas mileage isn't great.

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    2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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.

    Pros: 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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    2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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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    Great Truck,reliable, Put 145000 On It In 3.5 Yrs. No Problems — I get 20-22mpg in the summer time and ave 18.5-19.5 in the winter. It is very good in the road, took it across the country several times and was comfortable all the way.

    Owner for 4 years, 6 months

    Miles Driven per Year:41,000

    Cons: It is not a 5 person vehical unless 3 of them are small children.seats two adults comfortably.

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    2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
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    Great Truck — this truck is great i use to put my polaris sportman 500 in the back, camping and just hauling whatever. i just wish i would of got 4wheel drive

    Pros: pretty much take whatever you throw at it and keep asking for more

    Cons: no V8 or diesel

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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

    2011 Ford Ranger Supercab Sport By Andrew

    One of the main reasons I need to get rid of it is the fact that it isnt a family vehicle and I really need more space for car seats. It does not have a bed liner. It accelerates very smoothly and has... Read More

    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

    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

    2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

    Awesome! By DucatiMarco

    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, rath... Read More

    Great Little Truck! By colin0008

    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 fami... Read More

    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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