Chalk one up for the US of A!!!
My mud flap fell off a month after purchasing the vehicle, but the dealer replaced it at no charge.
A piece of floor trim by the passenger side door cracked, but the dealer replaced it at no charge.
Mechanically, I've never had anything go wrong on this truck. I'm very happy about that. With proper care, the outside finish, and interior looks as new as the day I bought it. I pray that the American auto makers will continue down this reliability path. I would rather buy American any day.
As far as small trucks go, this truck is great. It handles well on dry pavement, but I have to admit that it does tend to fishtail a bit more than other trucks I've driven when on wet pavement.
The high stance of the Edge package is nice. It looks and feels like it's a 4X4 and without the cost and maintenance involved with owning a 4x4.
The A/C will blow you out, so if you like it cold... You'll love it.
Trips in the Ranger aren't bad, but you have to remember you're driving a truck not a luxury sedan. It may feel comfortable for the first 100-200 miles, but soon you are needing a break from the stiff ride and confined cabin space.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th July, 2005