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Old 03-10-2011, 06:23 PM
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The Exclusion of the F150 has already started.. People aren't buying those either.. Idk what its like elsewhere, but here in San Jose, I work on a major automall and the same $30-$60k f150's have been occupying the same spots for the last 5-6months.. I see alotta people just sacking up and buying an F250/350... cuz you can get one well equipped for around the same price as fully loaded f150... and also because alot more people are cashing on the benefits of Turbo-diesel.... The Ranger will be back..
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:43 PM
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:08 PM
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:23 PM
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The small truck market has been going downhill for a while. A major revamp on the Ranger isn't going to happen, too much money and the sales still would be low.

Calendar Year Total American sales
1999[25] 348,358
2000 330,125
2001[26] 272,460
2002[27] 226,094
2003 209,117
2004[28] 156,322
2005 120,958
2006[29] 92,420
2007 72,711
2008[30] 65,872
2009[31] 55,600
2010[32] 55,364
1- If you don't advertize your product, people won't buy it.

2- If you just started to offer massive rebates 2 years ago, but don't advertize them, people won't know, and won't buy it.

3- If you walk into a dealership, and the only ad for rebates is a sheet on the truck in the back of the showroom, refer to #1 and 2.


The only reason i knew there were huge rebates is because my brother dragged me to ford, it was far from my first choice; my ranger was 29k, and the wrangler was 30.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:29 PM
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1- If you don't advertize your product, people won't buy it.

2- If you just started to offer massive rebates 2 years ago, but don't advertize them, people won't know, and won't buy it.

3- If you walk into a dealership, and the only ad for rebates is a sheet on the truck in the back of the showroom, refer to #1 and 2.


The only reason i knew there were huge rebates is because my brother dragged me to ford, it was far from my first choice; my ranger was 29k, and the wrangler was 30.
I love how almost all rangers are sports ( not a lot of XLs or XLTS in my area) and are base, most dont have power group, cruise, and some dont have AC, and 905 of them are auto, so its pretty much 20 of the same truck on the lot, just the choice of colour and whether they are 2wd or 4wd, theres no damn variety
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:34 PM
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If there was a truck that looked exactly like the one in your avatar, it would be called the F150. Your truck is a full-size truck. It's distant grandchild is the current F150. F1 turned into the F100. F150 was brought out in 75 as the F100's bigger brother. Then, in 83 the F100 was ditched, since the F100 and F150 were pretty much the exact same, except for the F100 being lighter duty.
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have you ever seen a 50's f-100 up close? my dad has a 54 in the garage and besides height wise they arent much bigger then a ranger so even tho it may be a full size truck in its day its tiny for today's standards
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:37 PM
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have you ever seen a 50's f-100 up close? my dad has a 54 in the garage and besides height wise they arent much bigger then a ranger so even tho it may be a full size truck in its day its tiny for today's standards
My buddy's 02 F150 dawrfs my F100. Both of my Rangers have been as big as my F100. I know thees. The difference? Things get bigger, including Americans.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:44 PM
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If there was a truck that looked exactly like the one in your avatar, it would be called the F150. Your truck is a full-size truck. It's distant grandchild is the current F150. F1 turned into the F100. F150 was brought out in 75 as the F100's bigger brother. Then, in 83 the F100 was ditched, since the F100 and F150 were pretty much the exact same, except for the F100 being lighter duty.

The small truck market is gone for now. We all just have to face it. Eventually people will frown upon big trucks like the F150. Just give it a few years, and we'll have our small trucks back. England and Japan don't have F150's for a reason. Once America gets as overcrowded as those countries, we'll be kissing the F150 good bye.
That aint my truck shown in my avatar. It's photo of someone elses that I took at a car show.

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You really asked them to special order you one with a v8? I don't even know how that makes sense in your head.. If they made a truck where you could just order whatever you wanted in it, it would cost you a bloody fortune because each truck would be customized.
What make sense to me is my own taste. Basicly I was wanting to have a weekend cruiser that has alot of power.

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they CANT order you one with a V8, they dont make them period
I know you can't order one with a V8. it'd be nice if you could though.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:46 PM
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That aint my truck shown in my avatar. It's photo of someone elses that I took at a car show.

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What make sense to me is my own taste. Basicly I was wanting to have a weekend cruiser that has alot of power.



I know you can't order one with a V8. it'd be nice if you could though.
Perhaps buy a used one and mod to V8
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:52 PM
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Perhaps buy a used one and mod to V8
I've been looking for an older model that is in somewhat decent shape but have had no luck yet. Either the frame requires too much work, or is too far gone to even repair. I might even build me one from scratch, but it's going to take time. LMC TRUCK will have alot of what I would need.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:02 PM
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I love how almost all rangers are sports ( not a lot of XLs or XLTS in my area) and are base, most dont have power group, cruise, and some dont have AC, and 905 of them are auto, so its pretty much 20 of the same truck on the lot, just the choice of colour and whether they are 2wd or 4wd, theres no damn variety
I feel you it's all about the xlt
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:14 PM
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It would be nice just have a couple more engine options than what we have available today. That alone would help the old Ranger platform out by itself. A 4 cylinder diesel would be nice. Or simply offer a V8.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:20 PM
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It would be nice just have a couple more engine options than what we have available today. That alone would help the old Ranger platform out by itself. A 4 cylinder diesel would be nice. Or simply offer a V8.
The new mustang 5L would be nice
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:39 PM
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Clearly you are a homosexual.
Or with the wrong girls?
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:40 PM
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The new mustang 5L would be nice
Yeah that would kool. Have you heard that new monster yet? it's awesome.
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