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The 1988 Ford Ranger has an automatic transmission and is finished in white over red cloth. It is equipped with a 2.9-liter V6 and a five-speed manual transmission with dual-range transfer case. Besides being a 4x4, this truck has the XLT package, General Grabber A/T tires, a receiver hitch, and a Kenwood Excelon head unit. The seller purchased this truck in 2018, but has done some maintenance on it. The seller has completed painting the driver's side bedside, replaced the tailgate, replaced the spark plugs, front brake rotors, and the steering box.
The Ford Ranger was manufactured from 1982 to 1999 at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky and the Edison Assembly Plant in New Jersey. From 2004 to 2011, the Ranger was produced at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Ford Motor Company has since ceased production of all compact pickups in the United States. You can still find some original models of the 1988 Ford Rangers on the road.
The third-generation Ford Ranger underwent mid-cycle redesign in 2001. The cab and cabin were redesigned to increase aerodynamics and legibility. The gearshift was moved to the steering column and was made a column-mounted unit. The SuperCab became the last year of production for the automatic transmission. The ranger was available with a manual transmission until 2002. The automatic transmission ranger received an updated engine in that year.
The third-generation Ford Ranger saw several updates throughout production. In 2000, the C3 was discontinued and replaced by the A4LD in 2005. In addition, the Ranger lost the two-door standard cab. Instead, the four-door model was offered only as a SuperCab. The ranger was produced at the Detroit Assembly Plant from 1978 to 2012. After this, the Ranger was produced only in four-door models.
The 1988 Ford Ranger had a few different options. The four-wheel-drive version had an automatic transmission. The C3 used a light-duty four-cylinder engine. The A4LD was a lightweight-duty option. It was a popular choice in the 1984 model. The C5 was a modified version of the previous generation, with the addition of a lock-up clutch in the torque converter.
The second generation was a big change from the previous generation. The C3 was a three-door standard-cab, but was replaced by a four-door SuperCrew. In 1989, Ford changed the interior to add more room and more space. It was also the first Ford Ranger to offer a four-door model with a crew-cab. Its engine was more powerful than the previous generation.