Alloy is not only considered a lifestyle upgrade, but is also known to improve heat conduction to preserve expensive high performance brakes and related componentry. The 2008 Ford Ranger has a maximum towing capacity of 6,000 pounds to suit customers' work and play needs. Ford offers three engines in the Ranger. Verdict The Ford Ranger is a dated compact pickup truck that has been surpassed by its competition in size, capability, and refinement. As with most trucks reviewed by TheCarConnection. Design and EquipmentThe 2008 Ranger is available in Regular Cab and in two- and four-door SuperCab configurations.
New larger fog lights improve visibility, and a Grabber orange exterior color is available for 2008. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data. Also standard are four-wheel anti-lock brakes, driver and front-passenger air bags, safety belts with front pretensioners for outboard seating positions and side-intrusion door beams. Service intervals are extended to 7500 miles. Rangers come in three sizes, with a choice of two cabs and bed lengths.
If you're in the market for a compact pickup truck, also consider the. However, the Ranger shows its advancing age in its lack of side and curtain airbags. Following an industry-wide requirement from the U. These features take major structural changes to integrate—and since the Ranger has not been completely redesigned in a long time, TheCarConnection. And generally speaking, it'll do it for a moderate price.
Dual-stage front airbags are standard, but side-impact airbags are not available. A limited run of trucks in eye-catching Grabber Orange will help introduce the 2008 model year with a blast of visual excitement. The 2008 Ford Ranger lacks some essential safety gear but still provides acceptable crash test scores. Additional add-ons include a 3. And if you can't fit all your toys in the available 7-ft bed -- the only one that long in the segment -- chances are you can tow them, as capacity is a maximum of 6000 lb. Still in its fourth generation, having been introduced in 1998, the Ranger has received minor updates and changes every few years.
New larger fog lights improve visibility, and a Grabber orange exterior color is available for 2008. While its competitors — like the Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota — have grown in dimensions over the years, the Ranger has remained relatively the same size for the past decade. Aimed at young buyers, the Ranger Sport conveys the assertive look and ride height of a four-wheel-drive Ranger at a lower price. Government and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all Ranger models for 2008 are equipped with tire-pressure-monitoring systems. Did have an issue with the 4x4 going, but got it fixed and works great again. In the Ranger, Ford has the only true compact truck left on the market, since the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Nissan Frontier moved into a larger size class. The Sport offers most of the same options.
Its admittedly Jurassic mechanical design makes it simple, reliable and easy to work on for those rare occasions that repairs are needed. While its competitors — like the Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota — have grown in dimensions over the years, the Ranger has remained relatively the same size for the past decade. All engines are available with a five-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The 2008 Ford Ranger has been available for more than a decade, and deals are widespread. The 2008 Ford Ranger has made a virtue out of being the oldest vehicle in its class.
I picked up this gem second hand, and it was the best money ive spent so far on a vehicle. The next step up is a pushrod 3. According to our analysis, it's an affordable option that's useful for off-roading and light hauling or towing, but its ride is too truck-like and stiff to appeal to many modern truck drivers. The current Ranger design arrived way back in 1993 during Pres. In this Ranger, Ford has an entertaining off-road vehicle, if that's the purpose you have in mind. A tire pressure monitoring system and a passive anti-theft system come standard on all models. Rangers come in three sizes, with a choice of two cabs and bed lengths.
The Ranger SuperCab models feature two small rear doors, but no crew-cab model challenges similar vehicles from Dodge, Nissan and Toyota. SuperCab models can be equipped with a pair of rear jump seats. Satellite radio is an option on all 2008 Ford Ranger pickups. The Ranger offers a traditionally rugged ride and good off-road capability on a budget, but ranks at the bottom of the compact pickup class because it can't match the refined performance, interior quality or safety features of its competitors. The truck's extreme capability is further conveyed through bold cast-aluminum wheels and rugged, two-tone paint. At least the Ranger's ergonomics are quite straightforward, with easy-to-use controls. The Ranger's basic profile has remained the same for more than a decade, but periodic updates give it a new front end, and it's actually aged better than some compact trucks.
The Ranger offers none of these attributes. SuperCab Rangers have a 125. The 2008 Ford Ranger is still available in four- and six-cylinder forms, in rear- or four-wheel drive. The latter version has two small access doors for cargo stowage; no true four-door is on the list. Leather-trimmed seating surfaces and sport bucket seats are available. This ad is managed by autoclassifiedsolutions.