Originally Posted by machine090767
Ford needs to bring the explorer sport trac back and increase the bed to 6 feet.
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.
Assembled in the proud USA