Last post on Oct 21, 2004 at 6:12 PM
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Ford Ranger, Exterior, Engine, Interior, Transmission, Truck
Oct 10, 2004 (8:23 pm)
Well, only die hard Ford fans will migrate to the F series, everyone else will shop the competition. My fatherinlaw is on his 4th Ranger in 25 years,(also owned a Datsun, and F-150), I like the Ranger. However, it will be the weakest of the bunch, probably by the time ya'll read this.
I just read that the Ranger will be getting a major "refreshing" for the 06 MY release. With a true redesign on hold for several years after that. Perhaps with the new Duratec 35, hopefully in 250hp plus trim. And maybe a 6A or 6M as tranny offerings. They could have dropped in the new 4.2l with 265 lb/ft torque, from Freestar, and that would be a step in the right direction.
Now, I am partial to the Ranger, because of Z plan discount. I would really love to see Ford bring out the Bronco concept, and a new Ranger that closely mirrors it. But a real all new model. Not just new sheet metal.
#10 of 11 New Ranger from Explorer
Oct 21, 2004 (5:41 pm)
I owned a 2000 Ranger XLT Sport SuperCab 3.0 that I bought brand new, until this past April when I sold it and bought an '04 Explorer XLT Sport with everything the Ranger had and more--and I love it.
My suggestion is why not do the reverse of what they did in '02--design a Ranger on the Explorer chassis...it would be a hit. And THEN they could drop that silly Explorer Sport Trac.
Oct 21, 2004 (6:12 pm)
To think that Ford would have us believe the Sport trac would even be considered amonst the likes of the Avalanche. Just make a true 4 door Ranger.