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Old 07-29-2018, 01:57 AM
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Ford is considering a Focus based small truck.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/f...pickup-report/
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Old 07-29-2018, 02:53 AM
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Ford is considering a Focus based small truck.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/f...pickup-report/
Ford Courier isn't new, but certainly has been redesigned to drive traffic away from it now.
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Old 07-29-2018, 01:29 PM
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A pickup truck based on the POS Focus will be a failure.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:02 PM
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Old 07-30-2018, 04:46 AM
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I'd prefer a Ranger based on the one discontinued 7 years ago
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: Ford Focus Small Truck

Ford knows they are failing and can't seem to realize that this is why....
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:50 AM
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I still don't understand why the Ranger was discontinued?
Maybe they lasted too long causing low sales and profit.
Discontinuing the Crown Victoria for the Police was another mistake.
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:44 PM
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I had a Courier and it was perfect for my needs at that time. Today I have an 09 Ranger and it is the correct size for my needs at this time. Perhaps in the future I will not need the bed size of my Ranger and a Courier sized pickup will fit the bill again.

For sure I can see something like that in the future, but not now.
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:04 PM
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I still don't understand why the Ranger was discontinued?
Maybe they lasted too long causing low sales and profit.
Discontinuing the Crown Victoria for the Police was another mistake.

Ford discontinued the Ranger because it just wasn't selling enough of them to be financially feasible. If $4000 rebates and dealer discounts on a $23,000 vehicle aren't enough to sell them, it's time to put it to pasture.
Ford could have put a 3.7L engine in the Crown Vic to get much better fuel economy.......but they dump the car.
Now Ford has the POS Mexican built Fiesta, Focus, and Mexican built Fusion. .....slim pickins there.
The Taurus is a good car but the center console is way too restrictive.
Ford is definitely struggling with it's crappy small cars.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:17 PM
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Next year only the Focus (I believe) and Mustang will be in the line-up, trucks and suv's from here on out.
To be honest never gave a Ranger a second thought until they quit building them.
Had dozens of them in our fleet at work, never any issues.
I started the search for a low mile unit after retiring. Thought about a Tacoma, but
used one's are way too over priced. Oh well live and learn.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:59 AM
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Ford knows they are failing and can't seem to realize that this is why....
Well theres issues with every car brand out there, I don't care if its a Bentley or a KIA [killed in action].. Not to mention people just arent buying cars. I sold cars for 9-10 years, seen 4 transitions in the industry in that time and 2.5 years ago I saw the writing on the wall but .. well if you follow me on here, I'm considered a "Loon" by some. and well some people in the real world admittedly have had the same opinion. Yet all the good people I made friends with ultimately got out of the car biz and moved onto better things or started their own business like I suggested to them.

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Ford discontinued the Ranger because it just wasn't selling enough of them to be financially feasible. If $4000 rebates and dealer discounts on a $23,000 vehicle aren't enough to sell them, it's time to put it to pasture.
Ford could have put a 3.7L engine in the Crown Vic to get much better fuel economy.......but they dump the car.
Now Ford has the POS Mexican built Fiesta, Focus, and Mexican built Fusion. .....slim pickins there.
The Taurus is a good car but the center console is way too restrictive.
Ford is definitely struggling with it's crappy small cars.
On top of that, the F150 for another $2700 made more sense to most people.. So much less for so much more truck and options. Meanwhile.. the Ranger 2012-2018 T6 World ranger plodded on everywhere else in the world but in its home country.. 'Murica
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:11 PM
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My 2015 F150 with the standard 3.5 TIVCT gets the same overall fuel economy as the 2007 2.3L Ranger supercab I formerly owned.
Not bad considering the F150 weighs 1400 lbs more. LOL.
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Old 07-31-2018, 04:16 PM
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My Ranger (4.0) gets the same mileage as my F250 Diesel, but the Ranger fits in the garage and unleaded is $.50 cheaper. Both have their place and I like them both.
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:45 PM
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I had a Courier and it was perfect for my needs at that time. Today I have an 09 Ranger and it is the correct size for my needs at this time. Perhaps in the future I will not need the bed size of my Ranger and a Courier sized pickup will fit the bill again.

For sure I can see something like that in the future, but not now.
I remember the Courier when I was a kid in the early 70's. There's a guy in my town that still drives one (similar to the one I posted a picture of above). Except his is all dinged up and faded. But it still runs!
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:01 PM
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Next year only the Focus (I believe) and Mustang will be in the line-up, trucks and suv's from here on out.
To be honest never gave a Ranger a second thought until they quit building them.
Had dozens of them in our fleet at work, never any issues.
I started the search for a low mile unit after retiring. Thought about a Tacoma, but
used one's are way too over priced. Oh well live and learn.
When most people think of Ford they think of trucks, SUV's and the Mustang. So I guess this move to dump the majority of their car lineup makes sen$e. I don't see many sedans on the road anymore, not new ones. It's mostly trucks and SUV's and an occasional sports car where I live. I'll stick to trucks myself and will give the new Ranger a hard look before I make my decision about buying a new one. They're supposed to be available sometime this fall. I called my local Ford dealer and that's all they had to tell me before they went into a sales pitch to try to sell me a F-150. And that's when I said no thanks and hung up. You can never get a straight answer from an auto dealership.
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