Ford Robbed Us Of Ranger Double Cab For Explorer Sport Tracs
By definition, a big truck like a Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado struggles to be small. Even in its smallest, most trucky configuration — a two-door single cab — a full-size truck is relatively large and comes with a sizable bed for hauling cargo. But a small truck like the third-generation Ford Ranger can do a good pretty impression of a big truck by adding two doors.
I guess I just love a quirky little truck, and the old double cab Ranger is quirky. It looks wonderfully anachronistic with its two-tone paint finish and chrome accents on the side mirror caps and bumpers. It even came with the option for a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. A manual transmission was standard equipment, as it should be. The U.S. would get the last laugh with its own four-door version, but by then it wasn’t really recognizable as the little Ranger anymore.