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The Ranger’s longevity can be attributed to its just-right-size for light-duty hauling, its wide range of features and options, and its attractive price that substantially undercut the larger F-150. A lower rate of fuel consumption, particularly the four-cylinder pickups, was a bonus. The shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive setup (V6 only) used an instrument-mounted three-position switch instead of the more traditional floor-mounted dual-range shifter.