Next Year's Model: '07 Rangers in Production Already

Ford's 2007 allotment of Rangers is already rolling off the lines at the St. Paul plant, which means one of two things: either the Blue Ovals are predicting banner sales for a compact pickup that became irrelevant sometime during the Clinton administration, or they wanna build the five trucks they'll need and then mothball the plant ASAP. The facility's scheduled for a 2008 closure, but working men are worried that the early start to Ranger production means Billy and the boys are planning to shutter it even sooner. [Thanks to Scott for the tip.]

2007 Ranger already rolling [St. Paul Pioneer Press]

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