Hi Brian,Reading many post on this site its the opposite of the way many people think. First run vehicles are becoming more attractive before cost reduction steps in. That's if I was looking at a higher optioned Ranger. I will have to keep this in mind for the G6 Ranger.
The perfect statement on this, couldn't have said it better myself.I'm sure some things are cost savings but several are related to COVID production issues; plants are still short on staff and parts. Streamlining the process or swapping in substitute parts is necessary in order to keep production going at some level. They have also stripped all the aftermarket accessories from the build page; eliminating them costs Ford money but saves production time so trucks can get to the lots. The dealers in my area are starving for Rangers - can't get them from Ford. It makes me roll my eyes at all the Bronco order folks who can't figure out why Ford is behind on production - like somehow they are unaware that all manufacturing on the planet ceased for several months last year and still isn't close to operating at full capacity. The whole reason I'm switching back to Ford comes from how they pivoted to making ventilators and PPE (still making PPE) during this. Just like they did with iron lungs during polio and making everything under the sun during WW2.
I agree also, I have the Lariat, 4x4, off-road package, and rear lock differential. Wouldnt have it any other way.I agree with this. I would rather have a loaded Ranger Lariat than a F-150, etc. I also have a RAM 1500 “LoneStar” that is moderately equipped that was deeply discounted, yet still 48k.