2011 Ford Ranger
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Best Value For a Small Truck

by from Ardoch, North Dakota on April 18, 2011

After reviewing and test driving all the small trucks on the market the Ford Ranger was by far the best value hands down. As fuel prices rose it was time to add a 4 cyl 5 speed to the family. Out the ...
After reviewing and test driving all the small trucks on the market the Ford Ranger was by far the best value hands down. As fuel prices rose it was time to add a 4 cyl 5 speed to the family. Out the door the 2011 Ranger XLT Extra Cab was $8000 less than the Toyota. GM doesn't make a truck to speak of neither did Dodge. The Nissian was close but at $6000 more it was too out of the running. The Ranger is well built and ample power traveling across the country loaded down. Even with only 2 wheel drive it handled surprisingly in the snow and ice. The 30mpg highway and 24mpg city avg can't be beat. I will deffinatly purchase another when the time comes. Ford has proven themselves as a contender with the Japanese manufactures. Strongly reccomend the Ranger
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Truck with compact car economy

by from Kansas on July 4, 2011

I use this truck primarily for getting around but I need to haul things now and then for my farm. I have the I-4 with the 5 speed and have seen 30+ mpg highway driving several times. In town driving s...
I use this truck primarily for getting around but I need to haul things now and then for my farm. I have the I-4 with the 5 speed and have seen 30+ mpg highway driving several times. In town driving still gets at least 25 mpg. I bought this Ranger off a lot and it was cheap but it must have been a fleet version because it has no options. Perfect for running around and doing odd jobs.
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Last of the Breed

by from Illinois on December 18, 2011

The Ford Ranger is the last of a dying breed, the compact pickup. The Ranger gets some of the best fuel economy in a truck you can buy these days (~24 MPG) in addition to being a very capable truck. T...
The Ford Ranger is the last of a dying breed, the compact pickup. The Ranger gets some of the best fuel economy in a truck you can buy these days (~24 MPG) in addition to being a very capable truck. The Ranger functions very well when towing smaller trailers or just throwing lumber in the bed. Just because the truck does not have a V8 doesn’t mean it is a handicapped truck. I have yet to haul anything and be nervous about it. I have just thrown 4x8 sheets of plywood and deck posts in the bed without any problem. Rangers are some of the most reliable trucks on the road, running basically forever. I’ve had this truck for the better part of a year, and it shows no signs of stopping, it’s just a perfectly reliable Ford. The engine is nothing to write home about. It’s not fast by any means, but the fact that it is a light and small pickup means that it’s not exactly slow. For most applications I have encountered, the Ranger is a more than adequate performer. My Ranger has the XLT trim package which comes with larger, fatter tires, remote start, a Ford bed liner, leather bed cover, Sirius Satellite Radio, and a multi disc CD changer. Everything works as advertised, and frankly everything is a bonus to have, but the XLT package is really only necessary for the bed liner and bed cover. These features are near unheard of on entry level trucks and are all quite nice to have. The interior is dated, but it’s not a deal breaker on the truck. The climate control knobs are very easy to understand and manipulate without taking too much thought. The cloth seats are actually very comfortable, considering the fact that you’re in a truck, and trucks don’t exactly have the smoothest of rides. The simplicity of the Ranger is part of its beauty. There are not 14 different trim levels to pick, for which I am grateful. The Ranger is just an incredible buy for the money. The comparable import models are all too large to fit the role of the Ranger and way more expensive than is reasonable. The Ranger is just a simple truck that functions incredibly well.
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2nd time ranger purchase

by from Elk Grove, Ca on August 17, 2011

I had a 2000 ranger 3.0 auto that I drove 10 years. I was very happy with the way the xlt and trim appointments looked and functioned. As the truck was accumulating higher end mileage, I trades for a ...
I had a 2000 ranger 3.0 auto that I drove 10 years. I was very happy with the way the xlt and trim appointments looked and functioned. As the truck was accumulating higher end mileage, I trades for a 2011 Ranger 4x4 sport and so far am very pleased. The Ford dealer has bent over backward to ensure I got what I wanted, bed liner. hitch package, paint details. I would suggest this truck to anyone looking for midsize truck. You better hurry as this is the last year!
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Great for the $

by from Sigel Pa on October 6, 2011

Just bought my 2011 XLT 4x4. With all the rebates it cost less than the used 2010 on the lot. There are not many new 4x4 trucks you can drive off the lot under 19000. I got way more than I paid for.
Just bought my 2011 XLT 4x4. With all the rebates it cost less than the used 2010 on the lot. There are not many new 4x4 trucks you can drive off the lot under 19000. I got way more than I paid for.
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Good Truck

by from Texas, TX on September 10, 2011

I got the 2011 Ford Ranger and I thing it runs very great. It is a very reliable truck for hauling things and transportation. The engine runs smoothly and your ride has a lot of comfort. The whole rid...
I got the 2011 Ford Ranger and I thing it runs very great. It is a very reliable truck for hauling things and transportation. The engine runs smoothly and your ride has a lot of comfort. The whole ride is smooth sailing.
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GREAT Little Truck!

by from Harlingen Texas on June 3, 2012

I bought this Ranger extended cab in May 2012 - new, last on the lot, and it fit my needs perfectly: plus, many, many more options (Sports package), came with it at an excellent price. I see others co...
I bought this Ranger extended cab in May 2012 - new, last on the lot, and it fit my needs perfectly: plus, many, many more options (Sports package), came with it at an excellent price. I see others complain about the ride but hey! It's a truck! Small jump seat area? Then buy a 4-door! Jeez! Don't people look at what they buy FIRST? This truck is solid and I plan on driving it way more than 100,000 miles. The 4.0 V-6 has an excellent service record as well as the Ford transmission is reported as "almost bullet proof". First new Ford I've owned..........
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Versatile, functional and very reliable.

by from Coboconk, Ontario on February 16, 2012

I absolutely love my 2011 Ford Ranger. It is everyghing I need in a vehicle. It's powerful, comfortable and very good looking.
I absolutely love my 2011 Ford Ranger. It is everyghing I need in a vehicle. It's powerful, comfortable and very good looking.
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Ford Ranger Sport 4x4

by from PA on February 4, 2012

All the features that I want, without paying for the ones that I do not want. Excellent in the snow, comfortable on long road trips. Nice to have decent off road capability, also. A truly functional s...
All the features that I want, without paying for the ones that I do not want. Excellent in the snow, comfortable on long road trips. Nice to have decent off road capability, also. A truly functional small truck, at a price (with incentives) that was competitive with used vehicles. This is not the truck if you want leather seats, and a full sized back seat. The jump seats offer a good enclosed cargo area, but it is not a place for an adult to sit for more than about 10 minutes. With the seatd in back folded up, it is a perfect spot for a Labrador Retriever.
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I've waited long enough

by from Wisconsin on November 1, 2012

I've been wanting a Ranger since 1997. I finally purchased one a few weeks ago. Its used with only 1700 miles. I can't be happier with my purchase
I've been wanting a Ranger since 1997. I finally purchased one a few weeks ago. Its used with only 1700 miles. I can't be happier with my purchase
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