I use this truck for field service and
my annual mileage is 40,000 miles. The
drivetrain has performed flawlessly.The
edge model allows one to see ahead many
cars in front. I have a manual trans.
I love the 4.0 liter V6, more than
enough power. Since I mostly drive on
the freeway, I can get as high as 22mpg
using premium gas and synthetic oil. I
have never gotten anything below 20 mpg
city/freeway. Very quiet. handling
Hard to get into the rear seats. Looks
like truck was made with cost cutting
measures in mind- do not like the
quality of the rubber around the
windows, passenger side window motor
does not work. Speed limiter is 90mph.
Between my wife, daughter, and I, we
have owned 7 Rangers since 1990. When
shopping for a new vehicle, we test
drove dozens of new cars with our one
and only preference being the
vehicle's comfort of ride (seat
comfort as well as handling comfort).
Only the FX4 Level II had good
handling as well as the seat comfort
we want for traveling 12-16 hours a
We continue to shop for new cars
(including the new 2004 Level II), but
we have not yet found any vehicle that
gives as good of performance,
handling, dependability, and
comfortable seating all in one
Comfortable seating, five speed
automatic transmission, handling,
perky engine performance, and Ford's
always good dependability.
I personally would like to see a 351
V8 made available (a 428 may be
overkill on the front suspension!).
Ranger has long been a fairly reliable
truck. The 3.0 liter is spunky and
milage is a bit above average. The
edge trim is eye catching and keeping
up with the changing faces of autos
today. I really enjoy my truck.
I have had this truck for a little over
a year and I love it. It could be a
little bigger but that's not a big
deal. The truck rides like a truck
should. To many people are soft these
days and I am glad to see that ford
didn't go soft. The towing cappasity
on this truck is outstanding. For the
money this truck is the best on the
My favorite feature on this truck has
to be the towing cappacity. It will
tow up to 5600lbs.
Have had truck for 10 months & 11,000
miles. Has been 100% trouble free. Be
sure to get the 4.0 Liter V6. The
extra cost is worth the grin-factor.
Considered the Tacoma, but for the
same equipment it would have cost
about $5K more. The extra cost was not
worth the possibly better reliability.
Plus with the Ranger I bought a 75K
mile extended warranty so what's to
worry about. I'm way ahead on $$
Everything, except I need a bit higher
I like the 2004 60/40 seats and am
trying to buy a pair. Email me if you
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