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Old 01-11-2010
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2011 Ranger

hey i came across this, i thought you guys would want to see it.

2011 Ford Ranger Revealed .: Articles
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What? I still dont like the design of it. I think it's cool to have a crew cab ranger but i'm fond of the body style now
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Taco's are starting to seem like the better buy, better aftermarket, better mpg, full size cabs, good engines, everyone wants them, and they hold their value well. Ford needs to get on the ball.
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Thats not for the US
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? I dont even see a picture with the article.

There have been two rumors on the subject of the Ranger.

1) A scaled down F150, basically a F100. Similar look to the F150, but slightly smaller dimensions, weaker frame, axle, etc. More or less aimed at fleet sales IMO.

2) The new world Ranger in 2012.

The fact that Ford went against its word and put side airbags in the 2010 Rangers to meet new saftey regulations to me says that they have no F100 ready to roll. Plus Ford has been getting more and more Euro in their car offerings over the last 5 years. More and more of Fords European sedans and compacts are filtering into the US market where Ford used to have two totally different sets of cars to sell in the US and Europe/Asia. This leads me to think that the overall culture at Ford is leaning toward worldwide platform sharing across oceans with minor adjustments for local markets.

Fords rest of world Ranger sell very well against the Toyota Helix (a Tacoma with SAS and other goodies), Nissan Trucks, etc. The only thing that makes me think that Ford may not follow this plan is that VW recently decided not to bring their Amarok pu to American soil. The Amarok is very similar to the Ranger. But VWs choice could largely be due to the Chicken Tax.

Ford has been working a bit outside of the box lately, doing things like the Ecoboost V6 in the F150. Out of all the small / midsize truck makers Ford is most likely to try out a turbo diesel in the market.
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I read somewhere online a few minutes ago that Ford will produce a single ranger for the world in 2012. Not saying it's true but I thought it was interesting!
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I wouldn't be surprised to see a global ranger in 2012. They just released a global focus yesterday
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Yeah, Ford has been working toward their "One Ford" goal for the last year or two.

First the Transit Connect van, then the Fiesta, now the Focus.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the global Ranger find its way over here (probably with the 2.0L ecoboost engine).
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Here is my take on it. I won't believe anything until I see in on the road next to me in traffic. Ford does a lot of talking and not to many actions.
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Here is my take on it. I won't believe anything until I see in on the road next to me in traffic.
I agree, you won't know until you actually see it on the fordvehicles.com website.
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I wouldn't be surprised to see a global ranger in 2012. They just released a global focus yesterday
Saw that on motortrends website
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I have been wanting the Euro Focus since owning and loving my Focus SVT (Euro Focus ST170).
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a hood and tailgate made of aluminum, eh? Interesting to see if the rate of tailgate theft goes up IF that article is true.
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Traction control - FAIL!


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The Ranger as we know it is done and gone. I'm sure they'll keep making it as a fleet vehicle......2.5L, Reg cab, 2wd, with no upgrades.....plain stock.
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Here is my take on it. I won't believe anything until I see in on the road next to me in traffic. Ford does a lot of talking and not to many actions.
x2, even then i have no need for one
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