Small, economical truck made by Ford (1983-2011) that has unfortunately been discontinued. Mazda B series is a re-branded version of the same truck since companies pay a 25% tariff** on truck imports. Building a Mazda factory in the US was not economical for the volume they sold. Likely no longer made due Ford wanting to upsell consumers on a loaded F150 that's much more heavy and less economical than what a Ranger owner is looking for.
**(Bing Chicken Tax)
Ford Ranger like the Explorer and Probe seem more reliable than the rest of their cars. Must be cause Mazda was involved.
Now that the Ford Ranger is gone your choice is something big or bigger. I think I'll find a used Ranger.
In the USA Ford Rangers are driving by old people, young people and companies. Most anyone that needs a small truck with relatively decent mileage,
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 !
Ford Ranger is a synonym for words like "Rage" or "Anger". Since not many people know the meaning its used to convey anger about something to a single person without upsetting the entire group.
Man 1: "Dude, this party is like making me Ford Ranger man. You know what i mean bro?"
Man 2: "Yeah brah, I'm Totally Ford Rangered about it man. Lets his the road dude bro.
A vehicle in the small truck category; know to be the worst of all small trucks. Most Ford Rangers exemplify all of the FORD acronyms such as Fix Or Repair Daily, F**CKER Only Rolls Downhill, Found On Road Dead, you know the rest... Rangers are the epitome of all that is GAY (Homosexual, not happy). Most straight men who aquire a Ford Ranger rid themselves of these disease stricken vehicles within the first twenty four hours, in order to avoid any kind of anal mutilation. Certain color Rangers are more potent than others in the "Gay Danger" zone. The most dangerous of these being the teal green Ford Ranger. The most common defense to this horrible color is to litter your truck with stickers to try and hide it. Also, giving your Ford Ranger a Male name can sometimes help the owner cope with and accept the overall gayness of the vehicle. The only Ford Ranger GAYER than a greenish teal Ford Ranger is a Ford Ranger that someone has "pre-runnered out". (ie: Engine, lift, tires, bumpers, fenders flares, 45 degree spare tire/ roll bar in bed, offroad lights) What straight person would do all of this to a vehicle that everyone knows cant do anything off of the pavement. In conclusion, the award for the gayest piece of junk ever made other than a Ford Mustang 5.0 goes to the FORD RANGER. POS...
Jake: Hey there Susan!
Susan: Hey Jake, I heard you came out!
Jake: I assumed you knew already...
Susan: What? How?
Jake: I traded my Tacoma for a Ford Ranger because I couldn't afford the Mustang 5.0.
Susan: How could you not afford a Mustang 5.0!?!?
Jake: Because I'm GAY :)
John: Man I feel sooo Gay right now.
John: We are in a Ford Ranger
Hey did you hear that Vin Diesel drives a Ford Ranger!?
Rumor has it he came out.