Originally Posted by especkrx
Yes. Come 2012 the word on the street is that for will stop producing the Ranger. I have an email from ford partially confirming this they said that they couldnt say details to the future of the product line but they could say that the F150 will have new features to cater to Ranger buyers.
Im not quite sure how they are going to make a full size cater to a compact truck buyer. Not everyone wants or has the need for something that big. they could instead do a redesign to the Ranger to revive its sales... I mean the Ranger already has a strong base and moves alot of units and thats without going through a major redesign since 2001. And really that redesign was just the front clip... the basic shape and engines other than the sohc 4.0 have stayed the same since 93.
But maybe they will do like they did with the Taurus, kill it then realize they need it and bring it back.
Things that would make the ranger better would be some tweeking with the interior to bring it up to par with their other trucks.
Better off road packages
Major redesign of the outside without making it look like a pu44y truck.
the exterior redesign could take a backseat to more power/fuel efficient engines. maybe a small turbo diesel.
Main thing is a true 4 door cab with a longer than 4ft bed option