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.
One of the better pickup trucks on the
market for the money. Ford has done
really well working out all the bugs
over the years. If you are in the
market for a smaller truck, this truck
more than warrants a look.
Transmission is very responsive.