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the problem with your statement there is that ford HAS it all. they already make a crew cab, regular cab and super cab that are all in the same markets. its feasable that they can variations of all 3 here as well and still have market share. personally, i think a 4 door Ranger would have been more successful in the long run than a SportTrac. id have rather have that than the SuperCab i have now.
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i guess it's pretty safe to say you can't make everyone happy all the time!

i think the new truck needs market research on fords behalf, but no matter what they build, how big, what drivetrain, they'll loose some customers. to make losing these customers worthwile, they need to attract a greater number with the new model than it lost. time will tell.
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I don't remember what news outlet I read this on, but word on the street is that the new ranger will not be imported, so, if we get a diesel ranger in its next life, it wont be the world ranger....
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have you heard where they are building it?
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ill be excited to see that truck! must be something special if its so guarded (i hope, ford needs it!)
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not gonna lie, kinda liking this diesel idea, along with a new truck???
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just heard agian at work that its done in 2010... but then agian there is this "mini" or "midsize" secreat truck running around work that no one knows what it is.. like the most guarded secreat around here...
yeah, my sources tell me the same thing, but no one can get any more info on it other than it does exist...lol. Ford is guarding this one good....
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all i can say is i'll believe ford has a "new" ranger coming out in 2009 when i see one at a dealership near me. knowing ford, they'll just put a different front clip on the ranger, and new badges and tail lights, not have a full four door and once again, **** off the american consumer.
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The new ranger needs to have 250 plus HP if its a gas motor. If it is desiel it needs to have the capability to have huge HP gaining mods installed on it. Like a chip that adds 50+ HP.
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I see that on the 08's there is the FX4 Package but did Ford drop the Level II package?
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otherwise, does anyone know anything about the "compact" market? clearly the ranger is the last "compact" pickup available (vs. all other midsize trucks), but is that profitable? is it in demand? is there really a good market for Ford to keep it?
Really the only true market fight is between the Frontier and the Ranger. I will say this, I am half tempted to see if the compact pickup market makes a slow comeback with the gas prices going up. I know I went from a Fullsize getting at best 8mpg to my Ranger because it was cheaper. I am a Ford sellout, so I'm kind of biased towards Ford, but when I was looking for my Ranger, I was looking all over the market... an older market full of early Nissan Frontiers, S10's, Rangers, even the hated Taco's and the generation before their name change. I came to the Ranger because I wanted a newer vehicle that would last me a while, newer came to this, the Taco was too expensive, didn't like the fact it has a 3.0 and didn't want to make that investment. Overlooked the Nissan because I think they're ugly. Looked at the S-10, but couldn't find one I liked, so I got my Ranger. The Ranger wasn't a last resort, it was the best fit for me. Point is, the market is there, its older, but as time goes on, I think they may reel the market back to the true compact market.

IMO, if I like the re-design and all that, in '11 I'll trade the 02 in and get myself one. I refuse to own a first model year.
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i agree with not owning a first model year, or the first of a major change (ie:6.0L diesel!).

i don't think (and certainly hope!) that ford isn't dumb enough to put IRS in any of it's trucks.

i will be really surprized if they offer a diesel engine option. historicly they don't sell well, and that is their main concern as a corporation, what sells. but if gas keeps going up, they maybe will, but i won't be holding my breath.

it's not that they intend for the diesel engines to be cranked up for more power, its just the nature of their engine managment that allows them to be modified.

i will not be surprized if in the future the diesel motors are "locked in", meaning no or very limited changes via the engine managment, to prevent people from melting pistons, scattering bottom end parts or tearing up drivetrain parts and going for warranty!
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isnt the new midsize truck just the F100? the spy pics show the F150 out there too. sure wont be confused for a Midsize though.
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why not just upgrade to the 4.5L V6 diesel that navistar internatioal builds already, but with the revamp i would be happy with 4 doors and a good diesel even if it was locked up.
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Really the only true market fight is between the Frontier and the Ranger.
Wrong, sorry to say.... The Nissan is mid size, the previous generation was compact like the ranger and S10 but that isn't the case anymore. The Ranger is truly the only compact left...
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check this out. quoted from a guy over on RPS. IDK if its correct though

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Yeah, Level II and STX dropped for '08, FX4 dropped for '09. Redesign makes its debut for the 2010 model year.

*hugs my Level II*


And as far as the redesign goes. Expect it to have the same design cue's (inside and out) as the new 2008 Super Duty (much smaller though obviously). The death of Level II caliber offroad equipment is from now on permanent, standard FX4 will be all that is available. Also, expect the STX type street truck package to never come back. The 2.3L DOHC will be given a small displacement boost, and expect the 4.0L SOHC to be replaced by the 3.5L Cyclone V6. The 3.0 OHV V6 will be axed, permanently (it will actually go bye-bye for the 2009 model year, BEFORE the redesign). So, two engines, and three trim options (XL, XLT, FX4). One last thing. There will be a crew cab option, however it will be experimental. Ford will give it one or two years and compare the sales of the crew cab Ranger vs. the sport trac. At the end of the model year(s), Ford will pick the winner and either axe the crew cab option of the Ranger (if the Sport Trac wins) and keep the Sport Trac. Or they will (if the Ranger wins) for the 2011 (or 2012) model year make the crew cab Ranger slightly larger while giving it a small V8 option; meanwhile axing the Sport Trac.
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^^^^ Well if that is true, then there will be no diesel and I am not going to wait until 2011 or 2012 to get a V8. Looks like a Dakota is in my future. We will have to see what the future brings...
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I'll be honest... I will pay this Ranger off, and keep it forever. Then buy a Mustang GT or Camaro, and the wife will have an SUV.
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^^^ I would like to keep the one I have for a long time, but after 10 years my truck will have 250-300,000 miles on it and some rust I'm sure from the salt here in Michigan....
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^^^^ Well if that is true, then there will be no diesel and I am not going to wait until 2011 or 2012 to get a V8. Looks like a Dakota is in my future. We will have to see what the future brings...

the dakota does not even rank anywhere close to a truck or whatever it is.

you may be interested in the F150.

I am not selling my ranger but i will defiantly want something different in another year or so.
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the dakota does not even rank anywhere close to a truck or whatever it is.

you may be interested in the F150.

I am not selling my ranger but i will defiantly want something different in another year or so.
What ya mean? You don't consider it a truck?

Too big, I don't want a full size. I just need a tad bit more power to pull the boat. The ranger really does a fine job, so a little more power even would be good, but I am not going to wait until 2001-2012 for it, and I am not buying foreign. So if GM puts there 5.3 V8 in the colorado as planned, with a new interior and face by 09, I would consider one of those as well....

The next year or two for me and I will be ready....
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I just dont like the Dakota.

Colorado would be a much better choice.
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