Ford Ranger Oskaloosa IA
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2005 Ford Ranger Compact Pickup Truck
By the staff
New Car Review of the 2005 Ford Ranger Compact Pickup Truck
Description: Compact Pickup Truck
Options & Features
Ford's Ranger has been the best-selling compact truck for 17 years. For 2005, the line expands with new models like XLT Regular Cab toting a seven-foot box, the Edge with two-door SuperCab and 4WD traction, and a Tremor package for Edge with 510-watt Pioneer audio kit containing a six-disc CD/MP3 player and four coaxial speakers to blow the doors off.
Total models include XL, Edge, XLT, Tremor and FX4. The Edge edition dresses Ranger in a monochromatic color scheme, and a 2WD Edge stands as high as the 4WD Ranger since 4WD suspension elements are in place. Ranger FX4 presents the serious look of a tough off-road truck and supports that image with hardware designed to take trail abuses. With four-door SuperCab and deluxe XLT trim the FX4 Level II adds 4WD equipment like Bilstein off-road shocks, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, plus undercarriage skid plates, tow hooks and forged aluminum wheels.
Three engines go with Ranger for 2005 but an optional V6 crowns the chart and boosts the truck's trailer-towing ability. The 4.0-liter V6 must...
2006 Ford Ranger Compact Pickup Truck
By the StaffNew Car Overview of the 2006 Ford Ranger Compact Pickup Truck
Description: Compact Pickup Truck
Options & Features
Best-seller compact truck for 18 years now is Ford's Ranger. For 2006, Ranger shows revamped sheetmetal with an aggressive prow and rugged fender flares on flanks. In all, Ranger splits this year into trims of XL, STX, XLT, Sport, FX4 and FX4 Level II, with cab styles of two-door Regular Cab plus two-door or four-door SuperCab. A seven-foot cargo box is available on XL and XLT Regular Cab models.
With four-door SuperCab and deluxe XLT trim, the FX4 Level II adds 4WD equipment like Bilstein off-road shocks, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, plus undercarriage skid plates, tow hooks and forged aluminum wheels. Three engines work on Ranger in 2006. A 2.3-liter four-pack base plant makes 143 hp. A 3.0-liter V6 rises to 148 hp but the 4.0-liter V6 scores 207 hp.
New paint chips for Ranger in 2006 include Screaming Yellow Clearcoat and Redfire Clearcoat Metallic.
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The 2008 Ford Ranger compact Pickup Truck comes in Regular Cab (MSRP $14,220 - $20,660) and Extended Cab or SuperCab (MSRP $15,695 - $23,965) versions. In North America, the Ranger is Ford's compact pickup truck.1 The Ranger was the best-selling compact pickup in America from 1987 to 2004.2 This model is assembled in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Edison, New Jersey, and in Louisville, Kentucky. The Ford Ranger is currently in its fourth generation.
The Ford Ranger compact Pickup Truck competes with the Chevrolet Colorado, Dodge Dakota, GMC Canyon, Jeep Wrangler, Mazda B-Series, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma. Both versions come in XL, XLT, and Sport trim levels, with an FX4 Off-Road trim level also available for the SuperCab version. This model is equipped with a standard 6-foot bed, and an optional 7-foot bed on the XL and XLT trim levels.
Available engines in the Ford Ranger compact Pickup Truck are a 143-horsepower, 2.3-liter I4 engine, a 148-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 engine, and a 207-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 engine. This model can pull a maximum of 6,000 pounds when equipped with the 4.0-liter V6 engine. Buyers may choose from a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic transmission; a rear-wheel drive (RWD) system or a 4-wheel drive (4WD) system. A mechanical center differential, a center locking differential, automatic locking hubs, an electronic hi-lo gear selection, and a part-time 4WD are additional drivetrain features on the 4WD trim levels.
The 2008 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck has a front independent suspension, a front stabilizer bar, a short and long arm front suspension, and a solid live axle rear suspension.
Exterior features for the Ford Ranger compact Pickup Truck are 15 inch steel wheels, a temporary spare tire, partial wheel covers, all season tires, a steel spare wheel, and an underbody-mounted spare tire. It also has variable-intermittent wipers, a side-impact door beam, and a vinyl floor covering.
Ford Ranger instrumentation features are a tachometer, a clock, cargo tie downs, low fuel level warning, and trailer wiring.
Seats and trim features on the Ford Ranger compact Pickup Truck include a 3-person total seating capacity, vinyl upholstery, and 40-60 split bench front seats.
The Ford Ranger basic convenience features include power-dependent steering, manual driver and passenger exterior mirrors, front cupholders, and a 12V front power outlet(.
Ford Ranger compact Pickup Truck entertainment and telematics features are an AM/FM stereo, a mast antenna, and 2 total speakers.
Ford Ranger compact Pickup Truck safety and security features include ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes, a 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), front seatbelt pretensio...