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25 years of Ford Rangers in 2008 but no .....

In 2008, the Ford Ranger has bin in production for 25 years, but I have heard nothing on a 25th anniversary Ranger.

So, why doesn't Ford make a 25th anniversary Ranger?

The Ford Ranger has the longest production run for a compact pickup truck, At least in the US.

The Ford Ranger from 1983 to present.
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Ford excuse is it probably is too much money to put new badges on it.......who knows......

i don't recall and other 25th anniversary Ford vehicles.....why start with the Ranger?
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Well the Mustnag had a 40th anniversary in 2003 I think.
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Maybe the Grabber Orange color is in celebration of the 25 years of the Ranger.
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Ford excuse is it probably is too much money to put new badges on it.......who knows......

i don't recall and other 25th anniversary Ford vehicles.....why start with the Ranger?



They had a 25th anniversary Bronco in 1991. It had special red paint with red top and leather interior with 25th anniversary badges and red trim for the front and rear bumpers.
Here is one that is for sale on autotrader:

25th anniv. Bronco

In 89 there was a 25th anniversary mustang that was just a decal package too.
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huh.....didn't realize that HJ....thanks for clearing that up!
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35th anny mustang in 99, 40th in 04, 25th as said previously in 89
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heres three 25th anniversary Ford vehicles

1992 Mercury Cougar 25th Anniversary here
1989 FORD MUSTANG 25th ANNIVERSARY here
1980 THUNDERBIRD 25TH ANNIVERSARY here
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yeah that is odd you would think they would have made that 25th year into some kind of advertisment
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yeah that is odd you would think they would have made that 25th year into some kind of advertisment
ford is run by gorillas and cavemen with engineering degrees.... dont forget that
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i woulda bought some and put them on my truck :)
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The Ranger has never really been the target of any kind of collector, an now that it closing the only plant that produces the Ranger in `08, The longevity of our trucks production seems to be more of a mistake than a celebration. The cost to design and develope any new product is the last thing that Ford wants. Sad that Fords interests in no way mirror or even dully reflect that of their consumers.
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Ford excuse is it probably is too much money to put new badges on it.......who knows......

i don't recall and other 25th anniversary Ford vehicles.....why start with the Ranger?
they had an anniversary model for:mustang, f-150, and bronco as far as I know
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The longevity of our trucks production seems to be more of a mistake than a celebration.
I think you're right. Sad but true.
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I don't consider my Ranger a "mistake". It's a dependable, nice looking, medium sized truck, just what I wanted. I didn't want a full sized truck, I didn't want an S-10, I already had one, a few years back....I wanted to try a Ranger, and so far I really like it. I could have bought another S-10, or an import, but I wanted a Ranger. A friend of mine has one , and it's been a very dependable truck for him, and he's got about 130,000 miles on his, reasonably trouble free. So with his endorsement, insisting on a Ranger is what I did. I don't want to drive it the mud, I don't need to do any heavy towing, or carry any enormous amounts of weight, just the occasional couch or misc large item. I don't need to be the fastest truck on the road. I don't do drag racing. I don't need huge tires and a lift. I need to be able to get in and out of my truck easily, my back isn't up to climbing either up or down to get into a vehicle, the stock Ranger is just right for me to slide in easily, and that is very important to me. So overall, my Ranger is working out just great for me.




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i'll put it on the Idea place at ford tomorrow morning... maybe something will come of it
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From what I have heard the '08 production is going to be limited. I think we will see an '10 ranger in mid to late '09.
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I had a 25th Mustang.
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Since we are on badges, why would they put the same emblem from the v6 stang on the 2003 mach 1's (fender emblem). The 2004 machs got the 40th anniversary badges.
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i could be wrong on the ranger being the oldies compact pickup truck in the US. the s-10 came out in 1982. d*mn sh*t-10s
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Even older was the Chevy Luv Truck. I used to have one back in the day.
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Even older was the Chevy Luv Truck.
I remember those. I think they started rusting before they left the factory.
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I meant still in production
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I don't consider my Ranger a "mistake".
From the Consumer point of view, I dont think it's a mistake either. But as a manufacturer it's not the same view.

When lines like the Mustang and F-150 get complete overhauls, it's a big gamble. It costs a ****-ton of money to have every piece redesigned and the machines built or re programed to assemble and a million other factors that all cost extra beyond the just regular manufacture. But there is a level of confidence that that cost will be worth it because sales will be huge.

The Ranger hasn't seen any major change since 95. So for the last 12 years the "suits" haven't had enough faith in the sales to take anymore chances than changing the Grille and corner lenses
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i could be wrong on the ranger being the oldies compact pickup truck in the US. the s-10 came out in 1982. d*mn sh*t-10s

but they stopped producing the S-10 back in 03 or 04 for the Colorado/Canyon Line right?
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