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Old 11-17-2007
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i look all the time on weekends for new rangers. im in nj. not to many 2.3 manuals around. lot of 3.0s though. i saw a dark shadow gray 2.3 single cab 5speed manual last yr new at a local dealer. i sat in it because the door was unlocked. it was on a sunday. pretty cool looking truck. it was gone the next week. kick myself for that one.not many new rangers on any lots and most have none???. what up with that?.
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I think I have seen a total of 2 2008 Rangers here in my area of Wisconsin. Both Black FX4 off roads. When I got mine in Aug. of this year it was hard to find a Ranger and a black one at that. So thats how I ended up with my yellow one it sat at the dealer for a year and I knew they wanted to move on getting rid of it. If I would have went a few days earlier I could have got a black one. Looked at the Chevy and GMC Canyon and Colorados they wanted me to pay $575 to $625 a month on one that cost the same as my Ranger did I walked out of those dealers. Best part the salesman I worked with is one of the Village Board members for the Village I work for and he has to see my truck all the time.... LOL
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I went over to my local Ford Dealer (the same one i bought mine from almost 5 years ago) with a friend to look at the new Ford Edge. Poked around for a bit and noticed there was 0.. yep Zero new (07/08) Rangers on the lot... sad sad sad
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Well I must be the only odd one in the bunch because when I was at the dealer 2 weeks back there was at least 6-8 '08 Rangers on the lot and not one of them a fleet style truck. Not sure if it has anything to do with being a dealer in Minnesota, but maybe?
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i cant complain i got a 1990 ranger 4 banger today for FREE!! I call it the beater...ill post pics tommorrow
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I got a bug for a 08 4.0 Ext. cab XLT in blue. searched Fla, Ga, SC and finally located one in NC. Had to go 500 miles to buy the one I wanted. Most dealers only had fleet type or at best a 3.0 Xlt (not at all a bad combo, but I wanted a blue 4.0).

Ranger sales are dropping because there is no inventory to draw from. Ford has abandoned this market that it once owned (like so many others.) So let's feel bad for them. I am on my third Ranger, so obviously I like them, and feel sad that they're being killed off.
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Old 11-18-2007
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The Ranger has gotten a 1 year repreve with the new UAW contract just approved so the 09' model will be the end of the current generation as we know it.
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Old 11-18-2007
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a volunteer at work who is a retired Ford Engineer (plant engineer, not vehicles) said a friend of hers that works on the ranger confirmed they are dead after 2008. She didn't mention if it would be returning, but feels it will. FWIW.
wouldn't they bring it back after several years, in a manner of when it's most lucrative?

I figure they'll bring back the ranger when they have enough money to redesign it, and sell it at a time when they can make the most sales with it. With their recent losses, it just seems to make more sense in the time being to divert more money towards the redesigned explorer platform.
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there are like 12 08's at the ford dealer here in St Cloud...

must be a minnesota thing...

they are everywhere at the used lots too..granted they want 14k for 02 and 03's but they are around here in bunches new and used
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has anyone seen any of the new grabber oranges on the streets driving yet, I have yet to see one and really want to see what it looks like in person
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has anyone seen any of the new grabber oranges on the streets driving yet, I have yet to see one and really want to see what it looks like in person

I am with you Mark I want to see the Orange as well it wasn't shortly after I got my 07 yellow and I saw the 08's had orange if I only would have waited.....
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im considering a dakota or durango with the 4.7 a freind down the road has one (dakota crew cab 2wd) and its got some decent power. and the fuel usage is about the same as my 4.0 ive never been a dodge fan, but if it will get the job done and gm or ford cant offer up anything better, maybe its time to try it out. dont know if i can get a stick trans with that motor though. im leaning more towards a durango, ive got a 6x9 trailer to haul stuff and "car" plates vs "truck" plates make it worth considering not having a truck, its the same at the dmv weather youve got a ranger or 3/4 ton as far as licence fees, gets really worse when you cross over to commercial tags or a 1 ton.
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Old 11-19-2007
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No Ranger shortages here, I was looking at them yesterday and between the two Ford dealers here there must be 25 08's all ext cab's in various trim levels. I'm thinking of trading my 06 Corolla on a Black 08 Ext Cab 2wd with a 3.0 and a five speed, I think it was a sport. I'm going to go down today and have a better look at it and maybe take one down the road and try it out.

It would be a shame if Ford screwed with the Ranger but then again look at the Escort and the other retarded moves Ford has made in the past ten years. They just need to upgrade the truck so it's more in line with what people want.
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Ill stop by the dealer i got my truck from, they usually have 8-10 on hand.
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wow... it is amazing how down hill everything is going..
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I went to the Cerritos auto square by my house, cause I had to take my dad's azera to the hyundai dealership.

While I was waiting for it to be done, I went to the Ford dealership and went to check out the FX4s.. None.. Like about 3 rangers on their lot. All used. It was pathetic. They had no 4x4s either. I even had them check. The head sales guy was like, yea I dont have them on my lot right now.. maybe in a couple weeks.

Blah. Very discouraging.
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im driving my dinosaur (ranger) into the ground. so im not too into the new ones.
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called my regular dealer, he found a white single cab LONG BED 3.0 automatic with rubber floor (XL). $15,500. Thinking about it. Ordering a 4.0 in the same configuration would be another $1000 or more as long as rebates were still in effect at the time of delivery. Considering rebates end dec 31 and the plant shuts down for a couple of weeks, it may be a stretch to get it delivered in time.
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It took me a few months to find the FX4 I wanted. No one had them. I stumbled across my truck, a 2006 that had been sitting on the lot new..
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