"For the average person, the Ranger regular cab is all the truck they need. It's big snough for what most people use a truck for and small enough to get excellent mileage (27mpg Hwy). You can't go wrong with an engine like the 2.3L 4 cyl, after all Ford has been making it for almost 40 years. As far as ride goes, it's more comfortable than most cars and the suspension is tuff enough to handle most any terain. My truck is now 4 years old, but, too date, it's never had an issue in any way. If I live long enough to wear this one out and Ford still makes them, I'll buy another."
"I was accepted to the plumbers apprenticeship program in 2006 and needed to upgrade my vehicle from the wreck I was driving.
I had little money and couldn't afford a high payment so I was looking for a used truck, as I researched I ran accross an ad for brand new Rangers with a $3000 rebate. With some haggling I purchased a brand new vehicle for a little over $10,000! You can't beat that price for what you get.
I am a big guy and even I can fit in this truck and drive it. Although it isn't the most comfortable vehicle I have driven it is really dependable and never fails to fire right up when I turn the key.
You can't go wrong with a Ranger, just look around and you will see thousands of them on the road that are 10 years old and still going strong.
If you need a solid work truck but can't afford the full size model, this is definitely the truck for you."
"For the price this is a great truck. I have the 4.0 5speed 4x4. It is very slow for a 4.0 and the manual tranny is the worst I have ever owned. But... for the money it is worth dealing with the horrible tranny. I would recomend this truck if you get a rebate of $4k off invoice. Good Luck buying!"
"i live in rural pennsylvannia so for my first car i wanted a truck, but i also wanted something that got decent gas mileage, i looked at all the brands new and used all the specs and i decided that the ford ranger fit me best, it took me awhile to find a nice used truck but when i did it was worth it. the only complaint i have is that i wish they would make a crew cab because fitting 4 people in my super cab isn't very easy"