2009 Ranger Owner Reviews (5)
1995 FORD RANGER
AOL user Jul 16, 2009
I am a woman,I Love my Ford Ranger,Her name is Nellie Bell...Ha! I can say she has never let me down in all the years I have had her.She is the perfect size for me.We have gone a lot of places together,From Kentucky to Virginia,Florida to NY to Germany.Right now we are in Germany,And yes she came too.She is great for hauling what I need to move,Or just running around town.People ask why keep a 1995? Because she still runs and looks good.WHEN I do decide to get a new Truck,The Ford Ranger will be the first I look at.Take care of your Truck and it will take care of you.Thanks Ford for building a great Truck
Happy to own a Ranger!
AOL user Jul 05, 2009
I looked at the Nissan Frontiers, and their secret step-brother, the Suzuki Equator, and the other similar mid and small sized pickups. With every test drive, the dealers (except Ford) commented on how smooth and car-like they all handled. I got to thinking, I want a pickup and I will get a real pickup, not some urban wanna be. This vehicle will be used as a hunting vehicle, and very light farm work (to help my country friends), and my every day vehicle too. The interior is vinyl, which I like, my last car was a fuzz bucket, and every time something spilled, it was off to spend the better part of an afternoon cleaning the stuff up. I got the Ranger XL extended cab, 4 cylinder, and am very happy with my selection. It runs like a pickup should, as well as rides like one should. The Nissan/Suzuki people were pointing out the CD players, MP3 stuff and the bells and whistles, not one mentioned gas mileage or performance. I am still waiting for my first tank to run out so I can calculate my MPG. But on my first ÃÂ¼ tank, with the AC going I got 120 miles, and at the half (where it is now) I have driven 206 miles. So after summer, I assume the mileage will go up. I really havenÃ¢ÂÂt put it through itÃ¢ÂÂs paces yet, but am sure it will perform well. I usually can tell within three days if I like or hate any new vehicle I have ever purchased. ItÃ¢ÂÂs been five days now, and I am happy. This Ranger will be around for as long as it stays together, and with the Ranger track record that will be a long time. It is sad to learn Ford is stopping the production after this year. The consumer magazines are all saying Ã¢ÂÂNo upgrades in too long a time spanÃ¢ÂÂ, I say so what! Ã¢ÂÂIf it ainÃ¢ÂÂt broke donÃ¢ÂÂt fix it.Ã¢ÂÂ With a steady sales, it would seem you should keep it around. Let Nissan/Suzuki make changes every year, so the parts will be harder to find.
I love my Ranger!
rochetto Jun 13, 2009
I just bought my Rangeer a month ago so I can't speak to it's long term reliability. But right out of the box its great-the perfect car for me. My 4 cylinder really does get 30+ miles to the gallon. Can't figure out why Ford isn't pushing this little gas saver but instead I understand they may discontinue it. Very zippy for a 4cyl. Great manuverabilty-beats my previous Aztec, or Dakota. The front seats are very comfortable. The manual tranny easy to shift. Only negatives are limited cabin storage and the ridiculous jump seats in the back. Come on Ford, you can do better than that. So it's probably not a good choice if you are going to have 3 passengers other than for an occasional lshort trip.
Ranger - A taste of yester-year
tztw0s9zusr Nov 11, 2008
I've owned many new trucks in my life...(4)full size Fords including Super Duty w/v-10 as well as the Powerstroke and (2)Full-size Dodges. I currently own a Chevy 1500 at a vacation property and an 04 F-150. Most of my truck uses are for hauling "stuff" like remodel items, furniture, my fire gear for my work, etc. I don't really "need" a truck, so due to the rising gas costs of driving one, I down-sized to a Ranger. (Still have the F-150...not worth trading in and it won't sell for what I'd like, so I'm keeping it for when I need it.) Anyway, the rebates and markdowns on the Ranger were so attractive, I bought one with the 2.3 motor,AT, and AC. The markdown from MSRP of almost $3K and $4,500 in rebates brought the out-the-door price with tax, license, etc. to exactly $13k!!! Tell me where you can buy a vehicle with an AT and AC with Ranger reliability and history for that? yes, it's a dinosaur, but I'm sick of paying for un-needed and over-priced gadgets like navigation, and buttons all over the place. The Ranger is a refreshing taste of the old days...simple dash, simple gauges, simple stereo, simple climate controls with 3 knobs, and no stupid blanks on the dash where other options/features can be located like the Toyota. I get an average of 25+ MPG so far based on 3 tanks and drive easy. The truck is comfortable and has a vinyl floor with cloth seat...no frills, and nothing extraordinary. That's what makes the Ranger extraordinary...is the fact is a time fighter...a throw back to the old days. Take a peak at the new F-150...it looks like a cockpit on the inside...crazy. I regret selling my old Jeep CJ-7, my old "Heavy Duty" Ford PU with older body style, and my old Land Rover Defender. One day the Ranger may change...the price will go up and all the gadgets will be surrounding you like in all the other Fords...buttons everywhere. Sorry...I just want to drive and feel pleased looking at simplicity. I got a 2nd Ranger for my son...no regrets!!!
Review of 2009 Ford Ranger
Kevmosmom61 Oct 21, 2008
What a great little truck. We average 31 MPG!!!. My husband does drive like my grandmother to maintain this average but to him it's a challenge. Our truck is a 2008 supercab; 4 cylinder; XLT. We just towed a 2000 pound trailer from Southern California to Charlotte, NC and we still averaged 25 MPG traveling the whole way on Interstate 40. This truck is nothing fancy *********** beats our full size Dodge at the pump. I know my husband would recommend this truck to everyone.