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Did I Make the Wrong Choice?
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By CraigS
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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab Edge Plus Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Since our son will be the primary
driver; we got the 3.0 V-6 not the
4.0. The 3.0 runs really rough at
idle, took it back to the dealer, they
said that is normal. The service
manager recommended we go with the 4.0
next time, not what I wanted to hear,
since I just bought the truck. So
before you buy, make sure the engine
has a smooth idle, or you are going to
live with it! Other the engine
concerns, we like the truck, carries
two MX bikes with ease


Best Features

MP3 player, plastic floor mats are easy to clean


Worst Features

3.0 engine idle, feels like it is missing.


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Ford Ranger EDGE vs. Toyota Tacoma
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By Digital_Alex
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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab Edge Plus 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have the Ford Ranger Edge Plus 03'
4x4 4 door.

I bought the top-of-the line model. I
was dead set on buying the top-of-the
line Tacoma V6 4x4 extra cab, but when
I compared the features/price, I bought
the Ford!

I saved $4500 vs. the same comparable
Tacoma.

Some difference between the 2 vehicles.

Tacoma Specs:
3.4L V6
190 HP @ 4,800 RPM
220 LB. Ft. @ 3,600 RPM
Max tow weight: 5,000 LB. w/ Auto.

Ford Specs:
4.0L V6
207 HP @ 5,250 RPM
238 LB. Ft. @ 3000 RPM
Max tow weight: 5,580 LB. w/ Auto.

My test drive of both vehicles proved
that the Ford Ranger Edge Plus
outperforms the Toyota Tacoma V6.


Best Features

THE POWER, TOWING, PRICE!


Worst Features

N/A


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Get more "Value" in your truck.
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By Scott1123
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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr SuperCab XLT Value 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Awesome Truck so far. the SOHC 4.0 has
great power and towing capacity. Got
the "Value" package more for appearance
than to save money, as I got mine
loaded with options. The only thing I
see missing is the carpet and black
fender flares which gives the truck
cleaner lines and a better look IMHO
so you get an XLT with chrome with the
Edge interior. So far the truck has
been reliable smooth and really fun to
drive. 4WD with limited slip 4.10 axle
and this thing goes just about
anywhere. I also got the 5spd auto wich
is an amazing match to the SOHC 4.0 the
feel of a solid 5spd manual without the
work or hassle.


Best Features

Looks, Price, Powerful 4.0, has more towing capacity than the 2003 F150 with triton 4.6 V8 I was considering. Check the books, I'm serious! You get FX4 wheels with the Value package.


Worst Features

Illuminated power window and lock switches, Fog lights as an option for Value package.


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My Ranger 4.0 S.O.H.C
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By cyrus
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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT Appearance Rwd Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My experience has been good so far.I
just have a few complaints......It
seems to lean to the left (annoying)
and I get a vibration on accell,it
sometimes feels squirely on the
highway,feathers tires way before it
should (before 3,000 miles). hopefully
the dealer will correct these
issues.But,overall I am satisfied with
my Ranger "POWERHOUSE".


Best Features

Some of my favorite features are...the strong 4.0 liter under the hood,the stereo system is awesome for a stock unit,the interior colors are perfect,and probably the coolest....this truck will literaly leave a chevy 4.3 vortec "IN THE DUST" trust me I have done it.


Worst Features

Do something with the suspension,correct the problem that wears tires so fast!


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2003 Edge
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By mikeforeman
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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab Edge Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Excellent truck


Worst Features

It's a little light in the back and sometimes feels like it will slide off the road while going around a curve


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