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Old 08-08-2009, 10:36 AM
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yeah, i heard of the "ranger max" too but even here in north america, there has been some much specualation on the next gen ranger....or should i say F-100????
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:31 PM
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My new Ranger watch continues.

More no-news news.

Five Questions: Ford EVP Mark Fields

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Speaking of trucks, the 2010 Ford Ranger compact pickup truck has got to be one of your very oldest vehicles. Are you planning to replace it?

MF: [frowns] That's a tough question. Again, talking to our customers, we found that a lot of people who own compact pickups didn't buy them because they needed a truck. They bought them because they wanted a really inexpensive vehicle to commute in, or just to drive.

So we're not sure about that one right now. It's a challenge.

OK, well, what about something smaller than today's F-150, which is a really big, tall, intimidating vehicle? What about the rumors of a slightly smaller "almost-full-size" pickup, which I think I heard called the F-100?

MF: That's a very interesting question. [grins broadly] Good question, for sure. No comment. [grins]
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:02 AM
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That Fields says Ranger owners are people who don't need a truck is a little scary. That has me wondering if it will be eliminated and replaced by nothing, or, maybe even worse, some POS unibody that would be hard to mod/wheel. Look at the Explorer. Once upon a time you could actually explore in an Explorer. Now it's a bulky ON-road family ute. I always felt that itt became the truck that it is today is because Ford felt that not enough people actually used it's off road capabilities. Good luck trying to take a current model Explorer off road, with it's suspension 2" off the ground....

At the same time, the "big grin" and "no comment" regarding the "F-100" may be a sign that a real mid-size pickup is on the horizon.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:30 AM
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Great links guys!
In the 2002 model year there was a V6 diesel Ranger offered, not in the U.S. though. It was available in Europe I believe, but definitely in Africa, the fuel mileage was great, about 35 mpg highway, 20+ in city.
You couldn't buy or import one into the U.S. because of the EPA, and poor quality (dirty) diesel fuel. Now with all the highly refined diesel it looks like you still won't be able to get one.
Maybe this is due to the possibility no one would buy anything other than a Ranger diesel.
I am not a diesel fan, but I think if Ford would import the Ranger diesel V6 with a turbo, they could probably sell the hell out of 'em.
Just my opinion.
I do not like the uni sheet metal bodies, it will jump our insurance rates out of sight, the same way it did when they introduced uni in the 60's.
Go to aluminum honey comb, fully bolted frames to cut weight, it would cost more to design and build, but would be more useful.
Again, just my opinion.
The body styles are whatever, if you like the look, it's great if you don't it is ugly.

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I stand corrected, a friend who was in Africa a couple years ago, just informed me that there is no V6 Ranger diesel in Africa, they are all I4's but have a pretty good power output. Sorry for the error!

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Old 08-29-2009, 10:19 AM
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hi clem [ray] you:ve got some good points there our govament pushed and pushed people in to buy diesel cars ,the price of diesel was 1/3 of the price gas for years it now dearer and going up all the time diesel 1.06 per liter/ gas 1.03 per liter , but you do get more mpg with with derv your serviceing is cheaper so there are some banifits ,,, i run a 2.5 tdi v6 its a lot quicker than your US ranger and can top 115 mph all day long. everyone in the US need to import a UK ranger lol
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:01 PM
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I think the US is alergic to diesel engines except in the heavy haul line..

I really wish there were more diesel offerings here.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:02 PM
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I think the US is alergic to diesel engines except in the heavy haul line..

I really wish there were more diesel offerings here.
me too, i think they have a lot to offer in means of great economy and duability to last longer than gas engines..i think the big problem is that ordinary citizens assosciate deisels as being dirty engine while they are actually clean, efficient and they dont smell the way they used to..

i think the potential for a deisel hybrid is just uncanny and would kill the prius
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:34 PM
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Due to spike in demand current Ranger could be extended to 2012
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The Ford Ranger isn't dead yet.

Production of the Ranger, expected to end in the 2011 calendar year, could be continued through 2012, sources told PickupTrucks.com today.

Credit the compact pickup's recent sales resurgence: Ranger sales were up 57.4 percent in August over the same month in 2008, though year-to-date sales are off by 17.8 percent from a year earlier. So far in 2009, the Ranger has sold 41,864 units.

Ford recently added overtime at the Ranger's factory to meet increased demand, and the automaker gave the Ranger a safety boost for the 2010 model year by adding side airbags and roll stability control.

A Ford spokesperson contacted this evening said there have been no changes to existing plans to end Ranger production at its Twin Cities plant in 2011.

Ford hasn't said what, if anything, will replace the Ranger when it ends production, though there's been speculation that it could be replaced with a variant of Ford's next-generation global Ranger platform, codenamed "T6."
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:12 PM
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More spy photos from Europe:

2012 Ford Ranger Spotted Testing Again

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The 2012 Ford Ranger is purported to fall into Ford's global production plans, meaning that the same vehicle Europe and Asia gets should be coming Stateside as well.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:22 PM
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I just hope it doesn't end up looking like the Ford Explorer Sport Track.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:32 PM
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I just hope it doesn't end up looking like the Ford Explorer Sport Track.
or worse the suberu baja.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:55 PM
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It don`t matter cause I don`t think the US is getting it.
Uh, Tit tain't gonna be called that there name, but yea weez gonna get it.
That is the F100 concept.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:28 PM
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I just hope they keep the Ranger around for a long time, kinda like the Mustang.

I like the Ranger due to a fact that the box is a nice size box, not just a little box that are found on a lot of these unibody "truck" out there. I looked at one in the parking lot at work, and I said to myself, "I sure hope we don't get those on the Rangers."

I think Ford should just keep the Ranger as it is. (US style) and just do the unibody on the F-100. I have no need for the extra seating!

As for Diesel, I would get one in a heart beat! I love the sounds of them, and when the earlier model Rangers (in the 80's) I always dreamed of owning a Diesel Ranger..... Well, that dream hasn't happened yet!
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:15 PM
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I just hope they keep the Ranger around for a long time, kinda like the Mustang.

I like the Ranger due to a fact that the box is a nice size box, not just a little box that are found on a lot of these unibody "truck" out there. I looked at one in the parking lot at work, and I said to myself, "I sure hope we don't get those on the Rangers."

I think Ford should just keep the Ranger as it is. (US style) and just do the unibody on the F-100. I have no need for the extra seating!

As for Diesel, I would get one in a heart beat! I love the sounds of them, and when the earlier model Rangers (in the 80's) I always dreamed of owning a Diesel Ranger..... Well, that dream hasn't happened yet!
I would like to see a diesel myself.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:21 AM
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That is the F100 concept.[/QUOTE]

ford put a hold on the f100 again cost and gas plus it would rather make the f150 a better mpg truck and focus on the lines it has already with out starting up a new one plus why is ford the only truck maker not to offer a crew cab option in the small truck line here in the usa? its bout time i think
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