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2006 Ford Ranger Compact Pickup Truck

Description: Compact Pickup Truck Base MSRP Range: $14,450 – $26,670 Invoice Price Range: $13,854 – $24,418 Where built: USA Best-seller compact truck for 18 years now is Ford’s Ranger. For 2006, Ranger shows revamped sheetmetal with an aggressive prow and rugged fender flares on flanks. In all, Ranger splits this year into trims of XL, STX, XLT, Sport, FX4 and ... Read More »

2006 Ford Freestyle Wagon

A sharp body on Ford's Freestyle crossover vehicle looks too tall to be a station wagon but too squatty to be an SUV. Just like the rest of the vehicle, the styling is a compromise. The Freestyle's cabin is laid out like an SUV with three rows of roomy seats, but it has the high-quality materials and construction you'd normally expect in a nice sedan. Read More »

2005 Ford Five Hundred Mid-Size Sedan

Is this Taurus' big brother? Ford made the original Five Hundred concept look like a modern American muscle car, but it ended up looking like this: a fairly bland reinterpretation of the boring Ford sedan theme. Thankfully, Ford gave the Five Hundred's interior proper styling. It comes with a long list of standard equipment at a low price, offering what Ford calls "guilt-free luxury." Read More »

2005 Ford Five Hundred Full-Size Sedan

A couple of years ago at the New York Auto Show we interviewed Jim O'Connor, the CEO Ford "“ who is now about to retire. We asked him about Jay Mays' effect on Ford design. He started to talk about "sophisticated design." But then said, "let me show you." Read More »

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan

After only a year on the market, Ford's big minivan shows new shades for clearcoat metallic body paint -- such as Arizona Beige, Matador Red or Dark Shadow Grey. Read More »