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Solid truck- Ranger Extended cab 2006 XL V6 3.0 2WD
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By meatdowntown
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2006 Ford Ranger XL 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I considered my 2006 ranger a solid truck. I am not impressed with the mileage, but I think I can live with it. I should have bought a 4x4 if I knew they were going to go out of the market, but oh well. I was ready to trade it in about two months ago and realized that the only competitors (Toyota and Nissan) have the same problems with fuel economy and dated models. They have added fun stuff like USB ports, etc but cruise control is still optional? That is kind of crazy. Pros: It handles well on the highway, low price compared to the Japanese models, cheap repairs. Cons: no cruise control, no steering wheel with positions adjustment, questionable fuel economy, clunky ride, bad brakes.


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Pros: It handles well on the highway, low price compared to the Japanese models, cheap repairs.


Worst Features

Cons: no cruise control, no steering wheel with positions adjustment, questionable fuel economy, clunky ride, bad brakes.


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workhorse 2nd vehicle
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By Tom W
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2006 Ford Ranger XL 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought a new Demo KIA Optima and found the trunk space so lacking that when I saw this little Ranger I bought it without haggling. Great, and since I bought it the KIA just sits and waits with a now dead battery. I find the 2.3 L I-4 lacking in power, but a change of air filter worked wonders, as did dropping TWO tire sizes when I had to replace the tires. MUCH easier and simpler to drive. My one complaint is the clunky manual five speed, and I don't think they make a good one, they all share the same shortcomings. Mileage for such a small engine is so- so. I feel it ought to be better. Otherwise this is a darn good little truck. I note the new ones now offer ONLY two engines


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What you see is what you get. most popular options are standard. A/S, power steering, decent stereo, very nice heater with infinite control.


Worst Features

Even with power, steering could be lighter, I think Ford engineers these things to feel like bigger trucks at the expense of driving ease. Maintenance for 20,000 miles has been ZERO, not even windshield wipers. Just oil and filters. (and tires)


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tough little workhorse
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By Tim
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2006 Ford Ranger XL 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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We use it on the farm, to and from town and for an occasional commuter vehicle. The 2.3L and manual transmission move it quite well. It has enough torque to use in the fields (with real AT tires added) and still gets 27+ MPG on the highway.


Best Features

Seat comfort and driving dynamics are excellent.


Worst Features

It really needs a switchable limited slip axle. We replaced the tires with Toyo Open Countrys and the truck goes through mud & snow very well.


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