Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 02-10-2010, 11:35 AM
dixie_boysles dixie_boysles is offline
5.Oh All the way

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6,581
Send a message via Yahoo to dixie_boysles
Default 7 millionth ranger made...

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/02/09/7...cant-be-wrong/

Quote:
Originally Posted by autoblog
It may have taken 28 years to get here, but the Ford Ranger is living inanimate proof that determination eventually pays off. Or something like that. Automotive News reports (via PickupTrucks.com) that Ford built its 7 millionth Ranger last month at the assembly plant in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Ranger has gone through a number of revisions, trim levels and price increases (thanks a lot, inflation!) on its way from being a $6,289 single-cab, 73-horsepower work truck to today's $17,820 143-hp pickup. As an interesting side point, the original Ranger weighed in at 2,532 pounds and could tow 3,300 pounds. Today, the 3,030-pound Ranger can tug a total of 5,860 pounds. Progress!

All good things must come to an end, though, as Ford has announced that it will cease production of the North American Ranger in 2011. The jury's still out on the current truck's replacement, though rumors swirl that a smaller version of the next F-150 called, imaginatively enough, the F-100 may be in the offing. What are the chances that truck will have a 30-year lifespan and 7,000,000-plus sales
__________________
2014 F150 SuperCrew XLT 4x4
275/65/17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W | Shorty Antenna | Tinted Windows | ProClip Phone Mount |5.0 v8 |Tow Package | Oxford White


Sold/Totaled: 2006 Ranger XLT 2D SuperCap 4x4 Torch Red
15x8 Pacer 164P Polished Wheels | 31x10.50 BFG ATs | Level II Tow Hooks | FX4 Red Insert Seats
Tinted Windows | 6000K HIDs | Kobalt Low Profile Toolbox | Pioneer Speakers
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-10-2010, 11:46 AM
camodown camodown is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,842
Default

yeah the ranger had a good run
__________________
Lifted and junk

Double Lifted Rangers
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-2010, 12:01 PM
dos0711 dos0711 is offline
Flareside Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 196
Default

No need for it to end really...change for the sake of change?
__________________
2001 Ranger XLT SuperCab 4dr Flareside 3.0 V6
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2010, 12:05 PM
stephen stephen is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,274
Default

ive heard that they were going to cancel it in '08, '09, '10. and i guess now its 2011. i hope it doesnt happen but ill believe it when i see it.
__________________
2008 Sport Black 3.0 V6 2WD.
Build Thread

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-10-2010, 12:13 PM
dos0711 dos0711 is offline
Flareside Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 196
Default

They could really crank up Ranger sales with a small diesel option...
__________________
2001 Ranger XLT SuperCab 4dr Flareside 3.0 V6
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2010, 12:48 PM
aaron_ariens aaron_ariens is offline
NO H8.
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,435
Send a message via AIM to aaron_ariens Send a message via MSN to aaron_ariens
Default

Aw. I don't believe it until it happens though.
__________________
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 Automatic.
1995 Acura Integra LS
PNW Crew!
http://www.facebook.com/aaron.ariens

Quote:
Originally Posted by richarddhoward View Post
Lol, Aaron: "I only text with trees, it makes it hard to text while driving though, I have to keep running the truck into trees to text!!" EPIC my friend. Lol
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2010, 02:14 PM
Tom Tom is offline
Ranger Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,829
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stephen View Post
ive heard that they were going to cancel it in '08, '09, '10. and i guess now its 2011. i hope it doesnt happen but ill believe it when i see it.
All that is ever printed is someone "hearing" something, misunderstanding what is heard, and re-publishing that information as fact. To to the best of my knowledge Ford has never said anything about canceling the Ranger.

This is what Ford said about the 2011 date:
Quote:
Twin Cities (Minn.) Assembly Plant which was scheduled to close in 2009 will continue production of the Ford Ranger through 2011 to meet consumer demand for the compact pickup.
My personal interpretation of what that means is that in 2011, they will analyze whether or not to continue production in Minnesota. If they choose not to they may opt to continue production in another location (with a cheaper work force, better taxes, etc.), or they may opt to produce in another plant with a completely different design.
__________________
2006 Ford Ranger Sport 4.0 2WD on 32x11.50R15s
-3" Doetsch Spindle Lift


Using the forum:
How to Post on the Forum
Creating a signature (do this before asking any questions)
Upload an Avatar (image of your Ranger)
How to Post Pictures on the Forum
Switch the site layout: Light Theme or Dark Theme

Things to do:
Participate in Truck of the Month
Participate in the Ranger Photo Contest
Participate in the Non-Automotive Photo Contest
Become a Site Contributor
Shop at the FordRangerForum.com Store
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2010, 02:17 PM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom View Post
, or they may opt to produce in another plant with a completely different design.
they may even ship the jobs over seas? since the labor is cheaper and more cost efficient.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-10-2010, 02:20 PM
smakes smakes is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,005
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greyghost View Post
they may even ship the jobs over seas? since the labor is cheaper and more cost efficient.
then you have to factor in cargo ships, customs fees, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-10-2010, 02:22 PM
Tom Tom is offline
Ranger Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,829
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greyghost View Post
they may even ship the jobs over seas? since the labor is cheaper and more cost efficient.
Very possible indeed. However, I'm fairly sure Ford has to keep a certain level of production in the U.S. in order to keep their domestic status. They may even be looking at a plant near a port where imported items can be delivered cheaper. The possibilities are really endless.
__________________
2006 Ford Ranger Sport 4.0 2WD on 32x11.50R15s
-3" Doetsch Spindle Lift


Using the forum:
How to Post on the Forum
Creating a signature (do this before asking any questions)
Upload an Avatar (image of your Ranger)
How to Post Pictures on the Forum
Switch the site layout: Light Theme or Dark Theme

Things to do:
Participate in Truck of the Month
Participate in the Ranger Photo Contest
Participate in the Non-Automotive Photo Contest
Become a Site Contributor
Shop at the FordRangerForum.com Store
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-10-2010, 02:43 PM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smakes View Post
then you have to factor in cargo ships, customs fees, etc.
all the more reason for ford to...All good things must come to an end, though, as Ford has announced that it will cease production of the North American Ranger in 2011.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-10-2010, 02:48 PM
Tom Tom is offline
Ranger Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,829
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greyghost View Post
all the more reason for ford to...All good things must come to an end, though, as Ford has announced that it will cease production of the North American Ranger in 2011.
....no, no they did not.
__________________
2006 Ford Ranger Sport 4.0 2WD on 32x11.50R15s
-3" Doetsch Spindle Lift


Using the forum:
How to Post on the Forum
Creating a signature (do this before asking any questions)
Upload an Avatar (image of your Ranger)
How to Post Pictures on the Forum
Switch the site layout: Light Theme or Dark Theme

Things to do:
Participate in Truck of the Month
Participate in the Ranger Photo Contest
Participate in the Non-Automotive Photo Contest
Become a Site Contributor
Shop at the FordRangerForum.com Store
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-10-2010, 02:52 PM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default

my point was that if ford can't keep up with the changing economy then they will be forced to drop their product , in this case the ranger or move it else were.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-10-2010, 05:07 PM
360sam 360sam is offline
Ford Motor Co
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 162
Default

If ford do drop the US ranger it will affect sales of rangers worldwide, buyers of new pick-ups over here will be wondering what will replace our ranger and if they're buying a soon to be discontinued truck.
I liked the idea of a global ranger as long as it doesn't look too japanese like the current hilux and L200.
__________________
Sold my Ranger, looking for another.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-10-2010, 05:09 PM
BAMA BOY BAMA BOY is offline
I LOVE GASOLINE!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 459
Default

glad to own one
__________________
2001 4.0l SOHC Ranger EDGE 2wd,Kenwood head unit,.Towing package, Cobra radar dector,Straight pipes, Black UWS Low Profile Tool Box,Air box mod,Throttle cable mod,Maxed T-Bars, Light Bar,



1964 Chevy C10 inline 6 granny 4 (play toy) painted in bedliner
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New key made GSXR750 Electrical Tech 20 01-26-2015 05:53 AM
we made it to the big times!!! js250 Off Topic 5 01-20-2010 05:10 PM
home made smoked lights quesion smsranger Exterior Tech 33 12-13-2009 08:17 PM
Should Sept. 11th be made into a national holiday? STL Off Topic 12 09-14-2009 06:21 AM