First Look: 2021 Ranger in Cactus Gray

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Okay....a back story.

In Arizona you are issued a driver's license which does not expire until you are 65. Then you must be tested every year. So here I am at the Motor Vehicle Division and this guy with a white cane comes in, takes a seat after getting a number. He is just behind me in numbers. So I get called up pay my fee, take my vision test and I get a new picture for my license. Having to sit down and wait until my new picture license is processed this fellow goes for his vision test. The MDV person leads him to the vision machine. MDV person asks him "Do you see that the square at the top is bigger?" He replies YES. Do you see the square to the right is bigger? Again Yes? I am thinking to myself WTF???? Then do you see the blinking light to the right....Yes...Do you see the blinking light to the left...Yes. Okay sir....sit down and I will process your license after you pay and we get a new picutre. My name was called, I picked up my new temp license as the real one is mailed to me a week or so later, and was gone.... Holey Cow...Watch out for Green Valley Drivers!!!!

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That’s scary!😧





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That’s scary!😧
I thought the same when I first moved out here. Like no one changes from the time you get your license to age 65? :shock:
 

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I thought the same when I first moved out here. Like no one changes from the time you get your license to age 65? :shock:
So conceivably, in 1971 you could have had your mom drive you down to the DMV in her Monaco Orange Chevelle for your road test, had your 140 pound self photographed with your Fu ManChu and shoulder length hair, and still be carrying that picture as a "government issued photo ID" at age 65?
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So conceivably, in 1971 you could have had your mom drive you down to the DMV in her Monaco Orange Chevelle for your road test, had your 140 pound self photographed with your Fu ManChu and shoulder length hair, and still be carrying that picture as a "government issued photo ID" at age 65?
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Pretty much spot on. Except now you're 250 lbs, Coke bottle glasses, walking cane, bald and driving a Prius. 😜
 

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Out of curiosity, does anyone know what package applies black front and rear Ford emblems as shown in the video above? My understanding is that the black appearance package vehicles still come with blue emblems.
 

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Out of curiosity, does anyone know what package applies black front and rear Ford emblems as shown in the video above? My understanding is that the black appearance package vehicles still come with blue emblems.
2021 the blue emblems are replaced with black on the black appearance package. about the only real change for the 2021 rangers.
 

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Ok, It's back on my list. The 17" Magnetic wheels & wheel opening accents along with the OWL tires (which I normally don't care for) help balance it out. Nicer IMO than the Black AppearancePackage in the first photo.

But if they just would've made Area 51 available...
edit: The Ranger looks like it is coming off of a roll on-roll off ship:question:
THANKS NICE PIC I DID XLT LOADED FX4 AND UPGRADE 18 MACH. ALUM WHEELS. AND IT DOSE LOOK LIKE ITS COMING OFF A SHIP. WOW CAPS WERE ON !! sorry
 

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2021 the blue emblems are replaced with black on the black appearance package. about the only real change for the 2021 rangers.
2021 ranger when from 8 way pow. seats to 6waypow seats no more anti freeze wipers not being smart just ordered 1
 

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2021 ranger when from 8 way pow. seats to 6waypow seats no more anti freeze wipers not being smart just ordered 1
Check with your dealer, but I think on the 2021 302A XLT package only the passenger seat is now 6-way: manual recline rather than power. The driver's seat should still have power recline according to this:
 

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Check with your dealer, but I think on the 2021 302A XLT package only the passenger seat is now 6-way: manual recline rather than power. The driver's seat should still have power recline according to this:
The drivers seat never had power recline; this was always one of the obnoxious cost cutting moves ford made on the ranger. Until someone sees a 2021 I think it's just guesswork, but probably they deleted passenger power lumbar.
 

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