One of the most popular pickup trucks to ever hit the highways and byways was the compact-sized Ford Ranger pickup that was in production from 1983 through 2011. During that twenty eight year period more than 6 million of them were produced and many of them are still working today. Covers all models of the Ranger from the XL to the sporty Splash, 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive models from the earliest days through to the last days when Ford decided to end production. Includes information about standard and optional equipment, specifications and other pertinent facts, over 300 photographs, and also includes Ford’s compact-sized sport utility vehicle, the Bronco II, which was based on the Ranger platform. The Ford Motor Company is once again considering producing a small pickup truck like the Ranger to be marketed throughout North America. About the Author Paul G. McLaughlin is a truck and Ford enthusiast, as well as an experienced writer, President of the New Mexico chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, and on the board of the New Mexico Council of Car Clubs. In addition, he has written numerous books and magazine articles on Ford vehicles.