2003 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: CALIF 2003 Ford Ranger Base XL

2003 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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XL Regular Cab Pickup (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual 6.0 ft. Bed)

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CALIF 2003 Ford Ranger Base XL 5 spd
By sfnative1955 on


2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Vehicle has been a decent set of
wheels. Pros - feels solid, full
instrumentation (would like numbers on
the gauges though), $9800 price after
rebates T&L and 30 mpg (60-65 mph).
Cons - vinyl seats that are not
contoured, middle seat belt can't be
hidden when not used, slow acceleration
requiring freq downshifts, antenna
gets in the way of the wiper when
cleaning the windshield and the bed
height (depth) is too shallow.
Overall, you get a decent truck for
light duty use which I had intended.
Does have enough power to haul more
than a half ton slowly (close to one

Best Features

Feels solid, full instrumentation, low price $9800 price after rebates T&L and good mpg.

Worst Features

Replace vinyl seats, hide middle seat belt, more low end torque to improve slow acceleration, alter antenna location or change wiper length, & increase the bed height.
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