Life With Ranger - Part IV
By 07'RangerSport on
Vehicle2007 Ford Ranger SPORT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
ReviewJust past the "One Year of Ownership" mark, and all's well. In that time, my Ranger has yet to so much as rattle, and this despite 22K L.A. miles in a single year. As I've stated in my earlier reviews, by 2007 truck standards, my Ranger borders on "antique." Literally every other truck on the market rides more smoothly, get better gas mileage and provides greater and more cleverly packaged interior spaces. That said however, few offer Ranger's total combo of rugged styling, "just right" size and seemingly military- spec durability. For those desiring a classic, comfortable little truck, adeptly able to tackle your basic chores without busting your bank account; Ranger's still #1.
Best FeaturesRoomy and comfortable interior; supportive seats covered in durable "I can't believe it's not cloth" coverings; stain-proof vinyl flooring (in Sport and XL); functional dash layout (even if it does date back to 1995!); general reliablity/durability; low cost of ownership
Worst FeaturesRespect and admiration for my truck's durability and simple functionality aside, really just about everything needs an upgrade...the 3.0 motor's slow and swills fuel; the frame (when compared to newer trucks in any class) is loose as a $10 hooker; the cab needs more and more clever storage spaces
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