I do like this truck; it rides well, especially on the highway. One problem is that the rear is so light. It doesn't handle well if the rode is even slightly wet, never mind snow. The 3.0 engine is all right; a bit noisy, and the pick up is just OK. But i never had one single problem with this truck in 18,000+ miles. I would definitely get the 4x4 next time, but I got a great deal on this '03 leftover and couldn't pass it up.
The interior is great. 40/60 bench is very comfortable, and controls are very accessible. I'm 6'3" and find the truck to have excellent head and leg room. a/c and heat. 4 doors. Color (bright red). Chrome package.
The super cab windows should be able to open or pop out. Larger rear view mirror. The cup holder/storage area on the floor could be designed differently and be more useful.
Have had no problems at all with this
vehicle since purchased, a comfortable
4X4 to drive on road (Expressway) or
off. Great in snow without ballast in
bed. Do get 22 mpg on expressway with
cruise set at 69, 15 to 16 mpg around
town and using 4 wheel drive. No
problem recommending this vehicle to
someone else. On main roads rides as
well as my old Mercury Sable did but
with a lot better visibility.
The auto trans, AC, CD player, tilt
wheel, cruise, and power windows make
this vehicle seem more like a car than
a truck but its nice to put it in 4
wheel drive and head out into the
mountains when you want.
Vibration, while driving, back to
dealer several time to have repaired,
they blamed continental tires, but
would not replace with other brand. At
least 12 different tire put on vehicle.
Damaaged at dealers occured twice,
requiring sheetmetal and paint work.
Now with 12000 miles the transmission
has to be rebuilt. Will not buy any
other Ford products. This is the sixth
ranger I have owned and the last.