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Old 01-29-2011, 09:10 PM
southbama man southbama man is offline
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Default Operation Save the Ranger

As all of you know the Ford Ranger is being phased out after this year. Every new member has posted a thread about this. I know I have said Ford doesn't care about what we think. I started to think what if we all make a thread of why we like our trucks or why they should stay and send the ideas to Ford as a group. This would sort of be like a patician to change their mind. If anyone would like to organize and send this to Ford when we are done be my guest. So lets kick this off.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:43 PM
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I like my ranger because it is really nice to have a smaller truck. If I want to haul something I can just put it in back and go. I also like it because it starts up everytime I turn the key.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:53 PM
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I prefer to keep the new ranger out of north America. The only way Ford will bring back the Ranger is if you convince 30-40% of F150 owners to buy Rangers instead. Ford stopped making them becuase the market is only getting smaller.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:25 PM
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This would sort of be like a patician to change their mind.
Step one of any successful PETITION is to spell it correctly.

Good Lord.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:51 PM
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i like my ranger cause its not bulky, they are tried and true, they run forever, and the possibilities are endles, its a little truck with a big heart.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:13 AM
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Well if I wasn't so busy with school and Ford being so far away, I would organize a big rally to protest outside of Fords headquarters. Imagine rolling up to Ford 1000 deep of just Rangers. Good Lawd. Just circling around the building over and over like in Maximum Overdrive.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:25 AM
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I'd make that road trip.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:33 AM
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I would totally do it after I graduate this summer. Only an 8 1/2 drive for me.....lol. Definitely go in the record books for largest Ranger meet
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:51 AM
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Step one of any successful PETITION is to spell it correctly.

Good Lord.
I was half asleep and not paying attention to what I was typing.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:16 AM
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Look,the ford ranger plant is about 10 miles from my house, the ex governor, Tim Palenty, last year tried to give ford incentives to keep the ranger plant operating. Ford declined. In fact, the plant, which is located on the mississippi river, uses the river to supply it's own electricity, it's own water plant, and uses the sand from the rivers banks to make the glass for the trucks. the plant is 100% self sufficient.
so, if ford with all the incentives offered to them, still declines to keep the plant operational, I doubt a few people protesting or writing emails to ford will change their minds
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:18 AM
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Yeah but we have a little bit more pull with Ford since we are the customers. If you showed up with enough people, I'm talking over 1000. First off call up the news. So Ford would see that they are on the news for discontinuing the Ranger and they would know it would give them a bad name to not even consider us, when everyone is watching.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:27 AM
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LOL 1000 people. get a clue, the ranger is dead. In fact, it was supposed to be dead back in 2006. it's had a repreive twice. Like a relative who is dying and has only months to live, it's time to say our goodbyes.
I'm not trying to be mean, just realistic.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:43 AM
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I'm gonna have to jump on Machine's Negative Nancy parade.

The only way you could ever get Ford to listen, is if you completely boycott Ford. Go to the dealerships, say you want to look at their vehicles. Ask them about their trucks. Say you're not happy with the F-Series, and that you were more interested in what the Ranger had to offer. Tell them thanks, but that you're more interested in another auto maker. When there's enough people doing this, the dealerships will take notice, and slowly but surely the movement could make it to the head honchos at Ford. They'd notice a big decrease in interest in their products, and could introduce a how are we doing campaign, in which you could complain. Maybe then they'd get the hint.

BUT, in reality, there's enough ignorant people in the US who will still continuously listen to the dealers and allow themselves to be talked into an F-Series truck. You would need at least 1/4 of the US population to protest Ford before they'd do anything about it, and even then, the Ranger still wouldn't be what it is today, because to save money Ford would probably just introduce the global Ranger to North America.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:12 AM
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If you could get enough people to make the drive it WOULD work but the problem is that people cant pay to make the trip
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