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Getting too old
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By R. Jones
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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For the money, for a 4WD, the 2004 Ranger is a good buy for the money. BUT, it is basically the same Ranger I drove in 1993, with two more Mickey Mouse doors. Almost impossible to get in a 5 speed manual transmission. While the 4.O liter engine is good, you'd think after all the years of producing it they could refine in a little better gas mileage. (Consistently getting 17 mpg and I don't hit the gas peddle very hard, very often, and get that mileage.). Truck won't hold a candle to the new Toyota I bought this year.


Favorite Features

Comfortable, supportive seats. Reliable.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission. Gas mileage. Side and rear visibility. Need a new truck.


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My First Ford Truck
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By F. A. Hicks
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Off-Road 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

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".


Favorite Features

Great stereo system, on command 4x4 drive, fog lamps. heating & A/C systems are work horses.


Suggested Improvements

More adjustable seat.


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Good Reliable Truck
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By dball
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is my third Ranger Truck and by far the nicest. I like the new two-toned high back seats and interior design. This truck is small enough for decent gas mileage yet is roomy inside and has enough power to get you where you want to go.


Favorite Features

Interior design and comfort and the Flareside bed. This truck also has an excellent stereo system from the factory.


Suggested Improvements

Position of the odometer/trip odometer is a bit awkward. You have to reach through the steering wheel.


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Best Bang per Buck!
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By MadMax
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2004 Ford Ranger 2dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Impressed with build quality, and ruggedness.


Favorite Features

Rugged good looks and dependability. Best price to boot!


Suggested Improvements

Update the engine to DOHC, and change gear ratio.


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A great truck, power, price and looks.
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By Phil mac
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab Edge 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This is my second Ranger. The 4.0L is a nice upgrade from the 3 liter. I have never had a problem with either truck and it is ten times more dependable than my Dodge Dakota.


Favorite Features

Super cab and of course the 4WD. A scream in the snow and sand.


Suggested Improvements

Tilt steering. Maybe a sunroof.


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