I have had this truck for a little over
a year and I love it. It could be a
little bigger but that's not a big
deal. The truck rides like a truck
should. To many people are soft these
days and I am glad to see that ford
didn't go soft. The towing cappasity
on this truck is outstanding. For the
money this truck is the best on the
My favorite feature on this truck has
to be the towing cappacity. It will
tow up to 5600lbs.
Have had truck for 10 months & 11,000
miles. Has been 100% trouble free. Be
sure to get the 4.0 Liter V6. The
extra cost is worth the grin-factor.
Considered the Tacoma, but for the
same equipment it would have cost
about $5K more. The extra cost was not
worth the possibly better reliability.
Plus with the Ranger I bought a 75K
mile extended warranty so what's to
worry about. I'm way ahead on $$
Everything, except I need a bit higher
I like the 2004 60/40 seats and am
trying to buy a pair. Email me if you
Have had my Ranger XLT w/4.0 V6 for
about 7 months. No mechanical or
appearance problems. Truck is really
fun to drive, comfortable, runs quiet
for a truck and is very smooth. Have
used it for just pleasure, hauling
yard debris, furniture....greater
performer for each use.
AC blows very cold in summer.
V6, 4.0 Liter Engine is fun.
Paint finish very nice.
Gas mileage. My
experience....generally around 15/16
MPG. As low as 14 during major cold
weather. As high as 20 on extended
My 1995 ranger was a great truck, never
had a problem with it and drove it for
8 years. Bought a new 2003 and have had
nothing but problems, its been in the
shop over 7 times this year and two of
the times it needed to be towed in, i
drive for my job and cant afford to
have this many problems with this
truck, iam in the process of trading it
in on a new Toyota pick-up this
weekend, thanks Johnfirstname.lastname@example.org