The plant in Jersey closed a few years ago. (edit: the Edison New Joisy plant close in 2004) St. Paul is the only plant building rangers and Mazda B-series. and after June of 08 the plant will be shut down and most likely turned into high priced condos as it is right on the river. If rangers continue after that they will be built elsewhere. My guess is they will be discontinued and ford will have to decide if their "new Ranger" that is in development is economically feasible to bring to market. I highly doubt they will import a ranger as the tariffs will put the price tag into the F-150 territory. Honestly I wouldn't want to be the guy at ford to have to make these decisions right now, because they all could be a lose lose answer.
On a side note, a Kid from my home town just got a job at the assembly plant, apparently too many employees took the early buyout and they were left short handed.
1973 Dodge Charger, Cali car, 360 CI, 904 tranny. For Jacob Juelich 1982-2008
1975 Cadillac Coupe deVille Cerise Firemist, not pink!
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 with 38K miles as of 11/24/08
Formerly owned about 10 Rangers and RBV's
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Last edited by HAZZARDJOHN; 08-26-2007 at 10:46 AM.