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Old 04-02-2011, 04:47 PM
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Maybe in a couple years ford will learn that they screwed up and try a band-aid like a standard cab, I6, F-150 "Ranger"
I have one of those!

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Old 04-02-2011, 04:50 PM
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i said it before and i'll say it again...ford always finds a way to screw something good up
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:34 PM
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I don't see them continuing the ranger in north America but if they do here is my request, give us the austrailian version I would love the small diesel or an Ecoboost as it's a bad little engine. I don't see them putting an 8 in because the numbers in the Eco are that of an 8 but with better fuel economy which is why most buy he ranger in my opinion or atleast go in thinking that lol. But the small truck market is a tough one in north America and I think they would actually be better off just going to an f150 because like it has been said the people buying small trucks tend to like toyota or Nissan... That's just my .02

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Old 04-03-2011, 09:50 AM
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They've been saying that in the past 3 years, that this is the last year of the ranger and until I see it I won't believe it. here lately the Ranger has been out doing the F150 mainly due to the costs of fuel, and their economic value over the F150 & F250's. Let's face it, not everyone needs the size of an F150, and the last time I checked they aint cheap starting at $40 grand. And for the diesel option, they cost as much as a house($60 grand plus). No one in this economy can afford that, and for the record yes they did improve the taurus a bit but who can afford it. Ford has gotton so greedy it aint funny. and they just don't have a clue. Henry Ford himself would be spinning in his grave if he knew how the company was behaving.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:11 AM
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yeah, and they wonder why their stock is so down. Shit more like i wonder why!! bastards loosing me money and shit
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:52 AM
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You know the diesels wont make it here with our strict emissions.
BUT HEY yeah why doesnt Ford bring a truck thats 10% smaller than the F150, it will sell like crazy and be super awesome!
OH WAIT:

Opps, looks like we had it since the 90's, nobody cared
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:54 AM
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and the last time I checked they aint cheap starting at $40 grand.
Wrong, base Rangers and F150's are at about the same starting price.

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No one in this economy can afford that,
Wrong again, only the lower class, and half the middle class can't afford it.

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Ford has gotton so greedy it aint funny. and they just don't have a clue.
Right, but what company isn't?

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Henry Ford himself would be spinning in his grave if he knew how the company was behaving.
Right, and 100% agreed. Henry Ford pioneered the assembly line in an effort to make cars affordable to every day Americans. I don't see much affordability nowadays. Then again, technology costs money. But then again, technology is easily overused in situations where it isn't really needed.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:00 AM
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You know the diesels wont make it here with our strict emissions.
BUT HEY yeah why doesnt Ford bring a truck thats 10% smaller than the F150, it will sell like crazy and be super awesome!
OH WAIT:

Opps, looks like we had it since the 90's, nobody cared
All that is good and all but neither the new F150 or the retired sporttrac came with manuals, so there another loss sale that ford could of had with me. Its a Manual truck with me or I am looking else where.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:21 AM
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:21 AM
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The Sport Trac beds are more useless I believe as they are not as wide as the Ranger. Plus, there is no offroad type packages witht eh Sport Trac.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:23 AM
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Whats with the box??
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:30 AM
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Whats with the box??
Take a look at the F150. How many curves do you see, not counting the wheel wells? Now take a look at the box, how many curves do you see?
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:32 AM
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Take a look at the F150. How many curves do you see, not counting the wheel wells? Now take a look at the box, how many curves do you see?
you like certain curves, perhaps Ford should use this as inspiration
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:42 AM
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Idk, you couldn't fit that in the 5ft bed the F150 offers.

I think Ford needs to do a little better job in designing the F-Series. I mean jeez, the first thing a kid learns to draw is lines. Lines are so simple it's not even funny. Simple=Plain=Uninteresting.

My F100 is boxy, but Ford didn't over do it.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:47 PM
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The fix for the Ranger would be simple, bring the design into the current century. AND NO, NO, NO DO NOT MAKE IT BIGGER! How fuckin stupid are people its a small truck KEEP IT THAT WAY! give it a modern engine line-up , and finally make it more comfortable. But just a pipe dream the Ranger is dead in N.America we have to settle for an f150 which is way to big for me or any other sane person. Bigger is better at least for the guy thats trying to compensate for...... Just my thoughts.
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