"I've noticed that Rangers are few and far between insofar as used ones are in the City and County of Honolulu. Why? Because everyone keeps them! Mine has been very good to excellent overall. A little stiff riding, but comfortable especially in traffic. I get between 24-28 mpg; I have the five-speed automatic and I run the a/c about 90% of the time. The only thing that failed was the electric fuel pump at around 40K; that was replaced under warranty - no questions asked. A hard working, fun to drive little truck. Neighbor islands in Hawaii may have a few used ones, but for the most part, they're hard to come by. If you can find a used Ranger - get it. They're very reliable, easy to own, rugged, economical little trucks (the four cylinder ones, anyway)."
Cons: "Could use better fuel mileage but it's the 4.0L V6"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Have the 4.0L V6 with 5 speed automatic - it gets respectable fuel mileage at 21 MPG. Other than a new radiator (for around $80.00) due to a seam leak, the truck has been very reliable and easy to drive. I perform all my own repairs and replacement parts are inexpensive. For example, the front disc brake pads are around $10.00 per axle set if you shop on-line."
"This is a great truck! I have driven 4 of these Ford Rangers at my job in stop and go driving for over 17 years. I've had 3 liters and 4 liters V6's. My first 3 trucks all went over 200,000 miles with absolutely no problems. They even had the original exhaust on them yet. I use the 4x4 almost every day going in and out of ditches and fields in snow and mud year around, they get their abuse. They all are on the road yet today. The Ranger I'm driving now is a 2009 with 86,000 miles, no problems yet."
"I have had this truck since 2003. It has never let me down and it has never not been able to perform a task asked of it. The 4.0 engine has enough power to do anything asked. Other then the common rattle problem with this year engine the truck has been rock solid. I have taken care of the truck since day one so the rattle has never been an issue for me. It still drives tight and solid and for a truck it handles great. On the highway it is capable of 85+ mph without a problem for long periods of time as well as city driving being easy for the truck. It averages 20 mpg and can still pull a car trailer with a car no problem. I have never done anything to take the truck from stock and have only used factory from parts. If you find one of these in sound condition you cannot go wrong."