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Old 10-17-2010
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that's a shame, i think that is a global problem with manufactures and we definately have to many levels of government who dictate what can and can't be done on a federal and state level. luckily local councils don't get a say. having said that the local divisions of the manufacturers do try and satisfy demand. Ford did import the f series for a while until the government adopted the new euro five emissions standards for new vehicles and ford america said our market was not big enough to justify manufactuing changes so as to comply. so the f series dissapeared over night along with the large gm products like suburbans etc. the up side is that the midsized 4wd ute segment of the market is powering ahead here and a lot of compitition between the manufactures means that next years ranger finally gets coils suspension up front, bigger motor etc etc. oh and ford qoutes it will have the most car like interior of any ute currently available. It had better be good as the 4wd magazines here reacon its the single biggest project ford australia has done and they even employed a additional 273 people just for it's development. so here's hoping
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Old 10-18-2010
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The "Car Like Interior” bothers me.
I bought a truck because I want a truck not some Yuppie Thing that is a reasonable fax of what used to be.
Too bad the US Automotive industry doesn’t listen to their buyers.

Anyway, sound likes you guys have your $hit together with the truck thing and it looks like I will be looking for a 1952 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck to start working on for my next vehicle.
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Old 10-18-2010
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but that's the point. why can't you have both a rugged reliable offroader and a comfortable user freindly interior. ford are still targeting the work ute market with it. i don't think they would be game not to since the bulk of there sales are to government fleets followed closely by the 30 to 49 year old age bracket. The mazda twin of the ranger on the other hand is the pretty boy version. but we won't go there.
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Old 11-08-2010
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I think the snorkel is a good idea. I need one considering i hydro-locked my motor a few years ago. Hauled it to a friends shop took out 5 of the 6 spark plugs(couldnt really get to one) air hosed some water out of it then put the plugs back in. Started right up but spat water out of the tail pipe for about half an hour at idle and a few good revs. Yet another succesful FORD story :)
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Old 11-08-2010
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since this keep getting brought up I will add my link to the cowl snorkle like is shown in previous posts
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Old 11-08-2010
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Although there is no direct link between your models and global models of the ranger you might be able to find something to suite at one of these web sites. ARB 4x4 Accessories (safari snorkels), TJM - Serious 4WD Equipment > Home (airtec snorkels), Opposite Lock Australia (airflow snorkels). These companys also do bullbars, sidebars etc. The courier is the closest body shape to yours and did offer a petrol version for a little while. When we switched to the ranger branding ford Aus also dropped the petrol motors as the diesel's far outsold the petrol's. The new model comming will reintroduce a petrol to the line up. The petrols breathe through the right gaurd and the diesels through the left gaurd thats the only difference as far as a snorkel for a courier/ranger goes.
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Old 11-30-2010
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I think the first ScottG on the toy landcruiser ARB snorkels. :D
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