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2004 Ford Ranger

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Ranger xlt
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By Joe Rotsinger
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I love my truck and wqouldn't trade for
any car. I have the 4.0 liter which
has plenty of power for its size and
still has a pretty smooth ride for a
truck. This truck still amazes me with
its off-road capabilities (I go in some
very deep mud when I haul grass to a
recycling composte site, so I know what
I'm talking about).


Best Features

I like the power of the engine, off road capabilitie, towing power and it has suprisingly good speakers for s truck. Sometimes people ask me if i got some new 10 inch subs or something, but its just the factory. I bet the tremor is even bettter


Worst Features

Improvements hmmmm I cant really think of any, maybe factory rino liners. I just hope they don't ruin the ranger by renaming it, or making it a larger truck like a dakota.


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Ford ranger FX4 LevelI
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By coolhead03
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I own a Ranger with the level II
package. I need a truck for work to
haul equipment from job to job and also
like to off-road some witch is the
reason i bought the level II. For work
and commuting I have found this truck
to be on par with all the other
vehicles in its catagory if not better.
But the level II really comes to life
when off-roading. The aggressive 31" BF
Goodrich tires coupled whith plenty of
ground clearance and full protective
plates for piece of mind allow the ford
to tackle trecherous approch and
deparchure angles. The 4.0 litre powers
you though deep mud and snow steadily.


Best Features

Four door super cab,31" BF Goodrich tires,Full skid plates,Alcoa wheels,Six cup holders


Worst Features

A little more horse power never hurt,2wd lo-range would be nice for tight trails


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The Lone Ranger
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By Den
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2004 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Nice truck. Convient, solid, good on
gas and fun to drive.


Best Features

7' bed.


Worst Features

More leg room.


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this is my second ranger there great
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By james cramer
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2004 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

great truck i use it for work


Worst Features

a little more power


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2004 Ranger XL 2.3 /4 w/5 spd manual
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By Don Arthur
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2004 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Gas mileage not up to expectations, so
far about 22 (EPA rated at 24 city) for
mixed city/highway. When first started
engine revs way too high (2400-2500
RPM). This is annoying & cannot be good
for engine. As usual no satisfaction
from dealer service (they claim it's
all computer regulated and NORMAL).
It may be computer regulated, but I
doubt it's NORMAL.
Otherwise I like the Ranger, easy to
drive, handles nicely, but 4 cylinder
is anemic in top gear(s)..have to
downshift too frequently.
Probably should have gone for 3.0
liter V-6 and automatic (wouldn't have
to manually downshift).
Have only 600 miles on it, so too soon
to make any lasting judgments.


Best Features

Handling ease. Overall comfort. Appearance (styling). Very quiet for type of vehicle, interior as quiet as previous Buick was.


Worst Features

More oomph for 2.3 /4 cylinder engine. Offer cloth seats instead of miserable vinyl in XL models.


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