Loved this vehicle since the day I bought it, had no problems with it. I live in an area where a 4x4 is a must and it doesn't miss a beat in mud or snow. The 4.0L is not as powerful as some of its competition but it fits the truck's size. A better pick than a full size pickup if you don't have a family.
4.0L, interior style and comfort, looks.
A few extra horsepower can't hurt, along with better fuel economy.
My Ranger is a fine vehicle, smooth ride, excellent handling & power to match. The exterior design is also a plus factor, having conformed to the changing times by having that sleek look but maintains the distinct Ford body style (a manly style). Only Ford & Chevy have been able to keep their trucks the way I like em! I must add however that the Ranger was sort of a poor choice for me. I am 6'1" & 240lbs. I am not uncomfortable in my Ranger but I still, after six months, can't seem to get to seat adjusted right and my head is .25 of an inch from the ceiling. I am comfortable even driving for long periods. Recommend 2004 Ford Ranger. But us "Big Guys" need "A Full Size Baby".
Great stereo system, on command 4x4 drive, fog lamps. heating & A/C systems are work horses.
I owned a 1986 Ranger and drove it for
over 14 years. The '04 Ranger is much
better and more fun to drive. Ford has
done it right. The high back seats are
very comfortable, visability is great,
the sound system is excelent, the ease
of access to the cab is effortless with
the 4 doors, and the ride is much
imporved over prior Rangers. I
especially like the redesigned looks of
The FX4 suspension is great, and with
the 4.0 engine very powerful.
Maybe a little more room in the super
cab behind the fornt seats. But don't
shorten the bed.