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All-New 2012 Ford Ranger Not Coming To The U.S.: Here's Why
All-New 2012 Ford Ranger Not Coming To The U.S.: Here's Why

Details are out regarding the all-new 2012 Ford Ranger, and the design looks poised to step right in below the F-150 in Ford's lineup. But, sadly to longtime Ranger enthusiasts (and there certainly are some), it's not coming to the U.S. Here's why, in short: The new Ranger that was just introduced...Read More»

Craigslist 2002 Ford Ranger "Convertible"
Craigslist #FAIL: Who Wants A Real Ford Ranger Convertible?

With the death of the new Ford Ranger imminent, finding a good, clean used example might be getting a little tough. Especially for seekers of the collector editions, like the Splash. Even if you want that singular Ranger, the one no one else has, do not be duped into believing there ever was a...Read More»

Ford Ranger and Orkin
Ford Ranger: A Bugs' Worst Enemy Faces Extermination

With the spike in reports of infestations everywhere--from hotels to second-hand stores to the Empire State Building--the lowly bedbug has the Web buzzing with more plentiful, and sometimes more positive, news coverage than the average C-list actress. Still, some killjoys are looking for ways to...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Frugal Shopper: 2010 Chevy Silverado Most-Discounted In August

If you're shopping for a large pickup like the Chevrolet Silverado, the time is still right to get a very sweet deal. According to the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar, which tracks transaction prices and can show you what kind of discount to expect locally, large pickups are the type of vehicle...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Silverado, Ranger, Impala Among Best Red, White, And Blue Deals

Over a number of Frugal Shopper posts, we’ve covered all sorts of ways to save money on motoring, and pointed to some of the best new-car deals out there. But now we have something that’s just for fun—unless you happen to be looking strictly for a red, white, or blue vehicle. In the spirit of...Read More»

The play 'Amor Galactico', written as part of a marketing campaign for the Ford Ranger in Argentina
In Argentina, Ford Uses Theatre To Sell The 2010 Ranger Pickup

Product placement isn't a new idea. For decades, companies like General Motors, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's have paid big bucks to have their products featured in TV shows and movies. But Ford has come up with an interesting twist on product placement: in a fascinating new campaign for the 2010 Ford...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Best New-Car Deals: Ford, Hyundai Among Most Marked-Down

Ford and Hyundai have both been making tremendous progress in recent years in building their reputation with American consumers—and upping quality, reliability, and desirability. So it's a little surprising that these two automakers currently have the most-discounted vehicle lines, according to...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
Frugal Shopper: The Most Deeply Discounted New Vehicles

If you're looking for a sweet deal and not too picky about getting the latest and greatest, you have plenty of options. Over the past month the 2010 Ford Ranger has sold at 17 percent below MSRP, on average, and is the most deeply discounted new model, while the 2010 Hyundai Sonata and 2010 Jeep...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Ford Marks 7,000,000 Ford Rangers

Amid the ongoing global economic turmoil and the unfolding Toyota recall fiasco, we'd like to take a moment to commemorate a brighter bit of news: the 7,000,000th Ford Ranger rolled off the assembly line in St. Paul, Minnesota last month. Folks of a certain age will recall that the Ranger name was...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Bluetooth Blues: Why Won't Your Phone And Car Play Nice?

If you upgrade to one of today's most popular high-end smartphones—like the iPhone or a Blackberry—from a standard flip-phone, you might be surprised to find that you can no longer take advantage of some of the features in today's most technologically advanced vehicles. Even in Ford's...Read More»

2010 Nissan Frontier
2010 Nissan Frontier: Only Small Pickup With Strong Roof Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated five small and mid-size pickups and found that roof-crush protection isn't so good overall. The only truck of the five tested to earn the top rating of 'good'—just barely—was the 2010 Nissan Frontier (also sold, structurally similar...Read More»

2009 Ford Ka
Ford CEO Rules Out Ka And Ranger For U.S.

For many years Ford’s sales performance in the United States has been linked closely with its top-selling pickup truck and SUV lines, but with demand for such vehicles continuing to slide the Blue Oval has acknowledged that its future lineup will have to feature much more small cars...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
2010 Ford Ranger: Almost A Classic, Now With Side Airbags

This week, TheCarConnection.com updated its full review of the Ford Ranger for 2010, and even though we haven't driven the 2010 yet we've driven countless earlier models and can speak from experience. The Ranger is built on a design that’s absolutely ancient—we’ll get to that shortly—but...Read More»

Mark Fields
Five Questions: Ford EVP Mark Fields

Ford is in by far the best shape of the Detroit Three right now. Their sales are up compared to GM and Toyota, and their 2009 Ford Focus and 2009 Ford Escape were two of the top-selling cars bought using Cash-for-Clunkers credits. TheCarConnection.com was lucky enough to attend a Ford social event...Read More»

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT
Discontinued: 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac To Be The Last

Over the past several months, throughout the global economic downturn in general and Detroit's meltdown in particular, we've often sung the praises of Ford Motor Company. Not only did Ford manage to avoid embroilment in the bankruptcy/bailout crisis plaguing Chrysler and GM, but Ford has also...Read More»

Small plane hits Ford Ranger near Johannesburg, South Africa, and all survive
Ford Ranger Vs. Plane Ends In Draw

We take back everything bad we've ever said about the Ford Ranger. Well, okay, maybe that's a little extreme, but we have to admit that we're pretty impressed by the way this Ranger handled a run-in with a Piper Cherokee outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Even more incredible: everyone survived...Read More»

2009 Mercury Milan
Ford Trumps Honda In Initial Quality

Chrysler may be down in the dumps these days, but Blue Oval is far from blue. Across the interweb comes news that Ford has pulled ahead of Honda in initial quality rankings for 2009, as per a study conducted by RDA Group. That breaks last year's three-way tie for the top spot, leaving a mere...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger
2010 Ford Ranger Gets a Safety Boost

Toss another tired cliche in the woodpile: old dogs can learn new tricks, and the dog in question here is the 2010 Ford Ranger, which gets a host of new safety equipment fused into its body structure for the new model year. The Ranger, which has avoided being reaped grimly for many years, is being...Read More»

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