Ford Ranger: Still the Quality Truck
Available in several trim levels that comprise of the XL, the STX, tee XLT, the SPORT, the FX4, and the FX4 Level II, the 2006 Ford Ranger is a compact pick up truck. This vehicle shows off a passenger capacity of three. For eighteen years, and still counting, the Ford Ranger has been dubbed and noted as the best selling compact pickup in the United States. The R.L. Polk and Company has given this vehicle the award for the highest ownership loyalty in five consecutive years. For this year, the 2006 Ford Ranger sports a more aggressive look coupled with a bolder and a more athletic appearance.
Auto enthusiasts loved the Ford Ranger upon its introduction and public debut in 1982. The Ford Motor Company introduced this pickup truck and the enthusiasts came flocking in. They were mostly after quality vehicles and the Ford Ranger was what they wanted. For years, the Ford Ranger has been crafted and sold with sporty and impressive looks that is just like the first Ford Ranger introduced more than a decade ago.
The present Ford Ranger holds design changes that include revised bumper colors, a horizontal grille insert, rugged fender flares, clear-lens parking lamps, new tail lamps, new fog lamps, a 9-inch Ford oval mounted on the grille and tailgate, and a Ranger windshield logo. It comes with a 2.3 liter engine with four cylinders. New color choices for this vehicle include screaming yellow clearcoat, torch red clearcoat, and redfire clearcoat metallic. Additional options for this vehicle include two 15-inch Alcoa forged aluminum wheels, body-color side moldings, as well as new packages. Its exterior motif holds equipment and features like an aggressive valance and power-dome hood structure as well as a nostril grille. These are very much consistent with the rest of the Ford truck lineup. The interior boasts of a sporty feel and functionality. The Ford Ranger has seats with sculpted bolster and seatbacks for comfort and support. There also are optional sport bucket seats, leather-trimmed seating surfaces as well as a steel wheel trimmed and wrapped in leather.
Great changes and upgrades were considered to be milestones for the Ford Ranger. Those that made waves included the 1965 use of the Ranger name as a styling package for the F-Series pickup trucks. For 1981, the plans for this vehicle model were unveiled and presented in an auto show. The following year, the Ford Ranger came rolling off the assembly line and into the streets. A year after driving its way to the market, the Ford Rangerís V6 makes it as Off-Road magazineís 4x4 Truck of the Year. It was also named Ranger 4x4 of the year by the 4-Wheel and Off-Road magazine in the year 1986. It also was selected as Pickup of the Year by the Truckiní magazine in 1993. Come 2003, the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press decides to give to the Ford Ranger the award for the Best Compact Pickup of the Rockies.
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