My Ranger is a 3 liter, 5 speed auto,
3.73 rear axle ratio with limited slip
rear axle. I have never been stuck
even with many off-road miles. Gas
mileage is l9/24. Nice ride and the 5
speed A/T is smooth.
Pleasing and quiet interior. The
AM/FM/CD radio is high value.
Enjoyable to drive.
Add about 20 hp to the 3 liter V6.
Add option to "delete rear jump
2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
i love ford rangers. i drive a ZR2 at work all day it is
not all what made to be it has been stuck in the
mud 10 or 15 times. I have not been stuck at all. I
HAVE PULLED a suburban ot of the mud in 4 wheel
low and it didn't have a hard time.
My second Ranger - I purchased this
vehicle after test driving and/or
renting Chevy/GMC, Nissan, Toyota, and
others. None can compare to the Ranger
for quality, performance, drivability,
driver position, seat comfort, driver
visibility, quiet cab, and pure "fun to
drive". And after extensive shopping,
the Ranger was the best value I found.
Obvious build quality, seat comfort,
visibility, drivability, solid road
feel, quality ride, 6-disc CD, electric
locks and windows, storage space in
super cab, storage bins in doors, full
analog guages, "smart" warning lights,
remote entry, fit and finish, Paint
can't think of anything I'd improve -
the Ranger is already top-of-the-game
My third Ranger and by far the best to
date. My mileage is 16.5mpg and I
don't baby her either. Love her and
plan on keeping this 4x4. Previous
Rangers are as follows: '97 (2wd 2.3)
had butt loads of rear axle problems
and no umph. I gladly traded it in for
an '02 (2wd 3.0) and really enjoyed it
until the Nebraska winter; needed a 4x4.
Love the flare-side, the '04 front end,
and new HIGH back seats.
The only item on this truck that ticks
me off is the fuse box cover, which
some idiot relocated to the front
passenger kick panel (on the floor). I
had to 'tuck-tape' the panel from the
inside because it kept popping off.