Re: New member
I do not have a Ranger yet, wife needed a new car, so she got the 300 she wanted, I liked it at first, but not impressed with the performance. The interior looks cheap for a Chrysler too.
As far as the Ranger staying the way it is. The current model is nice, but sales are down, the truck over all has had the same body type since it was introduced. Sort of like the 55-57 Bel-Air, the skin and interior changed, but the platform was the same. I guess Ford feels the mid-size truck needs to be re-designed. Also, unfortunately our govt has laid out new fuel regulations for vehicles, so the Big Three have to meet those requirements.
I wish the Ranger would come out in a crew cab with at least a 6 ft bed. The prototype looks like it is going to follow the Chevy Colorado small crew cab with a 5 ft bed. Also offer a small V-8 with a performance package. I saw crew cab Rangers and S-10 over seas and found out they were made here, but exported. I called GM and asked why not sell them domestically, and they said, "because there's not a market for them in the US." Funny how there was never a market for the minivan, but Chrysler created one with the Caravan, not to mention the car itself. I mean if it was not for Ford inventing the assembly line an d making cars affordable, we'd still be riding horses....Let me stop...I agree the Current Ranger would be nice to keep, it still has the American muscle, I wish it would keep looking like it was born in America instead of looking "Global."