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Old 07-30-2011, 09:05 AM
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technically the ranger is still staying in production but isnt it just going to be sold overseas?
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:35 AM
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I think Ford should pull their head out of their arse, and give it's loyal money paying longtime customers what they want, not spoonfulls of horsehit.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:13 AM
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What's the point of making a small truck if you're just going to make it bigger than a small truck? It's a good thing it's dying because the next gen would just be a huge let down.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:50 AM
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They should have at least continued the Sport Trac. and put the Ecoboost engine in that instead of the F-150. its perfect for people looking for an economic stylish sport utility truck .
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:54 PM
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your just jealous because there isn't a single vehicle produced in Canada.
uhh.... do you really believe that?
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:25 PM
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Don't have those docs with me atm, but i'll def check em out, i'm curious now!

Since all the work's been done for them already, what you're saying is american plants are too stupid to quality check and resolve?

That's even worse than what i posted


Not familiar with the concept of importing lesser parts, i'm used to the opposite.
It's the chinese people's economy. They still make some things here in america for the ranger but not all of it. Importing most of the parts saves them alot of expenses and it's next to impossible to beat china's prices on raw materials. You must've grew up in the same time period as I did when everything that detroit offered was made entirely over here. Those are the never come again good old days for alot of us.


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The F-150 is what Ford wants prospective Ranger buyers to purchase.
One of the reasons they won't be selling the newly redesigned Ranger in North America is they fear it would take away from F-150 sales.
From what I have seen and read, the new Ranger is a larger truck anyways.
You know, if they hadn't let the Ranger wilt on the vine for so many years maybe it would still be a top selling compact truck.
Pricing is a killer too. I built the exact truck I wanted on the Ford site. Very basic XLT Ext Cab. 2.3, 2wd, manual. Priced out at nearly $22,000.00. The '96 I bought new was the same truck (though reg cab) and I paid about $9,000.00 after haggling. Sure, that was 15 years ago, but my expectation is that truck should list around $15,000 today. Not $22,000.


I would have been willing, and really wanted to buy a brand new 2011 Ranger, but my goal was to buy a Ranger for cash and not have a monthly payment.
So, I bought a clean 8 year old one.
There will still be decent used ones for years to come after production ceases at least.

I have to say yes and no to that statement a little bit. I think Ford could've taken the ranger into a whole new direction just by changing the interior and offering more fuel efficient engine choices. Engines such as the new Ecoboost V6 that's offered in the F150. It still has the power of a V8 but it still does alot better on gas than any ordinary V6. Perhaps even a newer body style couldn't have hurt, but from a business stand point I can understand why they won't do nothing with the ranger. Rangers will be around for many many years to come do to the aftermarket companies like LMC Truck, Jegs now offers a tube chassis kit based apon the ford ranger as well as a few dozen other companies that are out there. Ford has been producing the ranger for nearly 28 years now, so mass produced vehicles for that long won't be phased out anytime soon.


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technically the ranger is still staying in production but isnt it just going to be sold overseas?

Nope it is going to be sold overseas only and produced completely overseas by Ford's international companies and dealers. The U.S. based rangers will no longer be produced by the factory here in U.S. period. The final day is and has been confirmed for December 22, 2011. That's the last day the Twin Cities plant closes its doors.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:03 AM
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I think it's a very poor decision on Ford's part, to quit selling a vehicle in their home country. Instead of completely phasing out the Ranger in America, why not finally sell us a diesel 4 door version that's sold over seas? It's something we don't have here at all, a small bodied reliable diesel truck. It's new, yet not new. I think it would be a winning decision. I would def. buy one for sure!
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:46 AM
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Im sad to say, but im glad the ranger is over for us. Im sorry, but that new ranger is like the sport trac equalivalant of their "edge" It looks god awful. I would not drive one. The reason the ranger has been such a good selling truck is mainly due to styling. They just look good. That new one looks like a friggin yuppie mobile. Pass.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:40 AM
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uhh.... do you really believe that?
For once your actually right.

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Old 07-31-2011, 05:53 PM
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I agree with you pooleo, I don't really care much at all for the Sport Trac's styling. Which, to each their own. I say keep the Ranger along the styling it has been forever, and let the sport trac fail on its own. It's just an awkward vehicle to me. Kind of a wannabe Avalanche imo. I still stick with my position on saying Ford should sell a 4 door diesel in the states. NOT along the body lines of the Sport Trac, but the exact same thing they've been selling over seas for years, just....domesticated I guess. lol
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:46 AM
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Ford needs to bring the explorer sport trac back and increase the bed to 6 feet.
Hey Terry,

The Sport Trac....

Ford had a reasonable idea when choosing to stop that production line.

However I was one that rallied at the Louisville Plant July of 2010 with other Sport Trac Club members to keep production by possibly redesigning the Sport Trac's cab design for the adult passenger's comfort. I'm 5'7, and I'm cramped a bit on a trip for leg room. The Sport Trac simply has not made Ford the capital that Ranger has over all those years. Facts are facts.

The Ranger 4 door would be a reasonable alternative to the purchase of an F150.

An F150 would be a waste for me to buy. As I am a realist, economically I would not justify the cost for owning that size vehicle. The 4 door Ranger would be one all around vehicle for me, I might even sell my Mazda 4 door and even buy a new 4 dr Ranger to see these stay around. (that is much to say for me, Mazda Fan)

To discontinue this line is not one of Ford's Better Ideas.

Ford used to boast on TV commercials in the late 60's and 70's. The light Bulb on, "Ford has a better idea", anyone remember?
Yes I'm old. So is Ford but older, wiser? We shall see.

The Ranger Line we know today was monumental to the US auto industry and still is or the Ranger not be produced for other countries after discontinued here. China is buying them? What head are we thinking with to discontinue and not improve the Ranger for the US economy?

I'm on the wagon to rally peacefully to the cause of keeping the Ranger line, the competitors are going to be the ones to profit most when this plan goes through.

The F150 being forced on us that want the smaller vehicle. This could cause potential buyers to go to other makes besides Mazda and Ford. Is that the Better Idea?

I don't hardly think so! No light bulbs lit in my woods over this lame idea.

General Electric for example, keeps improving on their Ideas, why can't Ford see the light. I.E. Engines, Advanced technology,economics and so on.

Where is the brilliance of mind, Ford?

These are my opinions, I am only an Owner of a Ranger.

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:36 PM
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Sadly Ford Motor Company has proven to be complete idiots. My uncle who watches Fox News all of the time said that Ford released a statement a few weeks ago. He said something about the Fusion being discontinued. At first he though it was the Focus, but after what I had told him he now says the Fusion is good as gone. Ford's logic escapes alot of people for various reasons. I think he misunderstood what Fox News said myself. Why would Ford get rid of one of the 2 best selling cars that they have is beyond me.
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