An American mid-sized truck manufactured by Ford. It is supposedly going to be discontinued in 2011, although it was scheduled to be discontinued in 2009, a 2010 model was still released. The Ford Ranger is a great reliable truck, many of which have 200,000+ miles on the odometer and still run strong! These are great trucks and very popular. The reason for discontinuing the truck appears to be due to Ford's lack of attention. The Ranger has not gotten updated much since 1993. A few minor things since then. Apparently due to the success of the F150, Ford devotes alot of hours to improve the F150, and not the Ranger. With this being said foreign mid-sized trucks such as the Toyota Tacoma have been dominating the mid-sized truck industry. The Ranger was the best of the best back in it's day, but it's time has gone now. Rumor has it that the Ranger will be discontinued and the "F100" will be brought back in a few years. These statements have not been yet validated. All in all, the Ranger is a great truck for anyone who isn't looking for all the "bells & whistles"
Bob: I can't believe how many of them damn Ford Ranger's I see on the roads.
Jake: Yeah, thats because at one time they were the best truck around !