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Ranger beats the rest - hands down
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By TerryM
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT Appearance Rwd Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My second Ranger - I purchased this
vehicle after test driving and/or
renting Chevy/GMC, Nissan, Toyota, and
others. None can compare to the Ranger
for quality, performance, drivability,
driver position, seat comfort, driver
visibility, quiet cab, and pure "fun to
drive". And after extensive shopping,
the Ranger was the best value I found.


Best Features

Obvious build quality, seat comfort, visibility, drivability, solid road feel, quality ride, 6-disc CD, electric locks and windows, storage space in super cab, storage bins in doors, full analog guages, "smart" warning lights, remote entry, fit and finish, Paint quality


Worst Features

can't think of anything I'd improve - the Ranger is already top-of-the-game


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Third Ranger is a charm
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By Hitman & Speedy
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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My third Ranger and by far the best to
date. My mileage is 16.5mpg and I
don't baby her either. Love her and
plan on keeping this 4x4. Previous
Rangers are as follows: '97 (2wd 2.3)
had butt loads of rear axle problems
and no umph. I gladly traded it in for
an '02 (2wd 3.0) and really enjoyed it
until the Nebraska winter; needed a 4x4.


Best Features

Love the flare-side, the '04 front end, and new HIGH back seats.


Worst Features

The only item on this truck that ticks me off is the fuse box cover, which some idiot relocated to the front passenger kick panel (on the floor). I had to 'tuck-tape' the panel from the inside because it kept popping off.


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Ranger xlt
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By Joe Rotsinger
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I love my truck and wqouldn't trade for
any car. I have the 4.0 liter which
has plenty of power for its size and
still has a pretty smooth ride for a
truck. This truck still amazes me with
its off-road capabilities (I go in some
very deep mud when I haul grass to a
recycling composte site, so I know what
I'm talking about).


Best Features

I like the power of the engine, off road capabilitie, towing power and it has suprisingly good speakers for s truck. Sometimes people ask me if i got some new 10 inch subs or something, but its just the factory. I bet the tremor is even bettter


Worst Features

Improvements hmmmm I cant really think of any, maybe factory rino liners. I just hope they don't ruin the ranger by renaming it, or making it a larger truck like a dakota.


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Ford ranger FX4 LevelI
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By coolhead03
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2004 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT FX4 Level II 4WD Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I own a Ranger with the level II
package. I need a truck for work to
haul equipment from job to job and also
like to off-road some witch is the
reason i bought the level II. For work
and commuting I have found this truck
to be on par with all the other
vehicles in its catagory if not better.
But the level II really comes to life
when off-roading. The aggressive 31" BF
Goodrich tires coupled whith plenty of
ground clearance and full protective
plates for piece of mind allow the ford
to tackle trecherous approch and
deparchure angles. The 4.0 litre powers
you though deep mud and snow steadily.


Best Features

Four door super cab,31" BF Goodrich tires,Full skid plates,Alcoa wheels,Six cup holders


Worst Features

A little more horse power never hurt,2wd lo-range would be nice for tight trails


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The Lone Ranger
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By Den
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2004 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Nice truck. Convient, solid, good on
gas and fun to drive.


Best Features

7' bed.


Worst Features

More leg room.


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