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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)


Review

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


Best Features

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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Left me Stranded again
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By MikeZ
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2006 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My ranger has 36500 miles on it and the air-flow sensor broke on it leaving me stranded before work. The warranty ran out at 36000 so I had to pay for everything. (towing, engine work). At 35000 miles the transmission had to be rebuilt. Luckily the dealership took care of that. I just don't trust it anymore. I'm trading it in.


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Overall great truck
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jason
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2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This truck is one little machine, it does whatever i would like it to, great in the snowy winters in Wisconsin, the interior could be changed since its been the same for many years but thats not a big problem with me. Its just to bad i had to give it back since my lease was up and the buyout was to much. But i replaced it with and 2005 FX4 Ranger


Best Features

Exterior design and the handling


Worst Features

change interior


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Nice little truck
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By Shane
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2006 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I went from an old F-150 to this, and being 6'3" it was definitely as step down in size. That being said, I fit in it and it gets a lot more mpg's than my last truck. It is quiet and fun to drive.


Best Features

The nice seats (gray and black, don't need covers) and the included bed-liner. Everyone complains about the black plastic bumpers, but I like the design. They don't need to be fancy, just do their job.


Worst Features

It feels a little underpowered (going up hills at 65 mph). It is only 4 cylinders, so I have to keep in mind I'm driving something with half the power as my last truck. I would make the door handles more sturdy. They just feel cheap, like they are going to break.


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I show mine in car shows
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By ghost ranger
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2006 Ford Ranger SPORT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I love my truck I have been showing in car shows for three years. It is fun to drive and runs good.I think that Ford is wrong for stopping production on them. I have had six new cars since 1999. This is the only one I would buy over again but I can't because there not going to make it anymore. I am sure I am not the only one.


Best Features

I love the whole truck


Worst Features

Keep making it, don't stop


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