I needed more interior space so
purchased the Ranger extended cab. The
3.0 L V6 has plenty of power. Auto
transmission shifts smoothly. I'm
surprised at 2,400 RPM when cruising @
65 MPH on the highway. Thought it
would be closer to 2,000. Wish seat
could fold fwd. enough to access
behind seat space without having whole
seat slide fwd. Should be a good truck
overall. I do miss my F-150.
Comfortable and supportive cloth
seats. Good visibility every
direction. Transmission shifts very
I wish I had behind seat access
without the whole seat sliding
forward. Would also prefer
differential ratio for lower cruise
RPM. Recommend get differential lock.
2003 Ford Ranger SuperCab 4dr SuperCab Edge Plus 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
4.0L, 5-spd. Auto. Trans, A/C, 4WD.
Coming off 2 excellent Toyota trucks,
the Ford is WAY more truck for the
money. Build quality is equal to that
of Toyota and performance, ride, and
ruggedness surpasses Toyota.
Long-term quality is the only question,
but Consumer Reports rates the Ranger
equal to the Tacoma.
Love this truck. Price, performance,
quality, ride - everything. Did switch
truck over to synthetic fluids @750
Quiet ride, power, smooth transmission,
on-the-fly 4WD, excellent A/C (better
than Toyota). Gas mileage is better
than manufacturer specs.
Inside & outside overall looks
(Toyota's better style), but you cannot
have everything. Jump seats in the
back as part of standard package.