Honestly, I was out looking at
a Tacoma but just couldn't get over
that front end and I found the Toyota
dealers were just too proud of their
trucks. Went by the Ford dealer on the
way home and set my eyes on a loaded
Ranger Edge. I got more serious when I
found out my brother-in-law had a 2000
Ranger with 87,000 miles and the only
problem he's encountered has been a
sensor replacement, $34.00. I was
really sold when the dealer came $4000
off the list. Drove it back to St.
Louis that same week end and by the end
of the trip, I noticed the truck really
coming alive with personality, looks,
handling. Matched with the auto and
4.10 ratio gears you c
Ride, Ford quality.. Let's face it - if
you want a truck there's only one.
2004 Ford Ranger SuperCab 2dr SuperCab XLT Value 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I drive a mix of heavy freeway and city
streets, about 70 miles/day, and have
averaged a very consistent 19.5 MPG in
this truck..I'm pleasantly surprised
given the great acceleration with this
truck. It has a 5 speed, and 4.10 rear
end with traction lock. Overall, I'm
very happy. Even the paint job was
flawless from the factory. I've noticed
that for 2005 they got rid of the Value
package. That's too bad, it was a
great deal in '04. You should know
that the engine has a limiter at about
95 miles/hour. In areas where the
speed limit is 75, and many drivers are
going 80 to 85, that limit was scary
the first time I reached it.
The 4.0 sounds good, accelerates great.
The fit and finish is excellent.
Wish I had gotten the 4 door supercab
rather than the two door. Putting
large objects in the back is rough or
impossible. The sound system is not
great...muddy bass. Also, the doors do
sound tinny (I read this in another
reviewers note...guess I'm not the only
Should of bought a Tacoma. This truck is
one of the most popular mini trucks on
the road, and other then price I don't
understand why. I've had this truck for
five months, and it's been in the shop
for twenty five days, at diferent times.
The list is long, The computer modual
that controls the wipers, the wiper
motor, passenger power window, passenger
door latch, fender flair, rear end
rumble, and an alignment in first week.
What happened to fords claim that
quality is job one.
The anti-sleep rattles from the dash,
rear sliding window and passenger door
are a incredable feat of engineering.
I'm sure it saves thousands of lives
SHOULD OF BOUGHT A TACOMA. HATE TO SAY
BUT THE FORIEGN GUYS HAVE US BEAT AS FAR
AS CARS GO. WE LOST IT IN THE MID SEVENTIES.