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Diesel anyone????

OK i just got home from the ford dealer and they told me that the diesel that they put in the rangers in mexico is coming to the states so i am like ok u have my attention. So i asked what else they had in store for the rangers and he said they are suppose to widen them and possibly be bringing the 4 door here too.... my responde was really thats would be awsome. He said the only reason that ford is goin to try and bring it to the states is to compete with the colorados and dokatas (sp) So does anyone know if this guy is telling the truth or just pulling my leg? cause i heard that they were goin to widein the rangers like next year or the year after but i wasnt to sure till today..
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widening the rangers wont make them as well adapted for the trail. thats the beauty of a ranger compared to, say...a tacoma. tacomas are noticabely wider but they cant get around tight corners like a ranger can.
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i have heard rumors to this effect before... i wont believe it till i see it however
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widening the rangers wont make them as well adapted for the trail. thats the beauty of a ranger compared to, say...a tacoma. tacomas are noticabely wider but they cant get around tight corners like a ranger can.
I keep getting ready to scream when I read stuff like this. Then I remember they did the redesign for '05. There are just so few of them around here. Everyone has the last gen Taco which I am pretty sure is narrower than the Ranger. I know the cab's a helluva lot smaller!

I heard something about a diesel Ranger by '06 or '07. Don't expect anything soon though. Something about new fuel requirements. Sulfur content maybe? Anyhow, they couldn't just bring the South American and/or European 2.5L diesel to the US for emissions reasons. Someone told me anything you saw here would be a modified or whole new version of the engine.
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if there is a 4 door diesel ranger, i will get it... i would absolutely love that...
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The only thing about them widening it would be because of the way it rides on city roads seeing as that 75% of the people that buy 4x4's or the Fx4 never see mud in it's life.
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you hear wut they had to do to the Lotus Elise to bring it to the states. had to drop the power a bit for emissions reasons and such as that.
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i agree with christain i would take a 4 door diesel ranger any day.

Tyrant i take mine off road as often i can but my only problem is i dont go alone cause i dont fell like getting stuck out in the middle of no where. My main problem is that if something breaks i have to pay for it and i really dont have money for that.
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i agree with christain i would take a 4 door diesel ranger any day.

Tyrant i take mine off road as often i can but my only problem is i dont go alone cause i dont fell like getting stuck out in the middle of no where. My main problem is that if something breaks i have to pay for it and i really dont have money for that.

Oh I agree totally, if I can find some people to go with and a place to go, I'd love to go I was just saying that the majority of people in the nation never take a off road package off road
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i dont understand why people buy 4wd and never take it offroad. you dont have to take it rootin but buy a 4wd to tow or if you do construction or have a need to go offroad. dont just buy it cuz it sets higher or looks good (well thats a plus) i just cant stand 4x4s that never touch dirt.
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Diesel = bad idea... my grandma has a diesel mercedes and that thing will not go for anything its worse than a 4 banger
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How can you compare a diesel mercedes to a new ranger diesel?

The south american diesel ranger was something like 170hp/330lb torque.
Id take that over the 4.0 esp if it got better than 14mpg in the winter.

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i dont understand why people buy 4wd and never take it offroad. you dont have to take it rootin but buy a 4wd to tow or if you do construction or have a need to go offroad. dont just buy it cuz it sets higher or looks good (well thats a plus) i just cant stand 4x4s that never touch dirt.
Some people buy it for snow. Some people get sick of digging their 2WD trucks out of snowbanks and getting stuck in 1" snow drifts. Some people get sick of having to have a piano in the back to keep the thing from swapping ends while driving down the street! .. Ask me how I know!

But really, what do 98% of the people on this site need w/ an off-road truck? It's a recreational thing for most of us. The ultimate guy-ism: "Hey man, betcha I can make it through that mud puddle!" ... Not that I'm completely inocent on said acusation!

And the bad news is it's getting harder and harder to find places to play w/ these toys. Trails are being closed to ORHVs and trespassing laws are becoming more and more enforced every day. Pretty soon your going to be running up and down your driveway just to get the thing into 4x!
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Diesel = bad idea... my grandma has a diesel mercedes and that thing will not go for anything its worse than a 4 banger
Some of us could care less how it 'goes'. Some of us are out for torque and reliability w/ maybe a touch of efficiency thrown in just for kicks. A turbocharged diesel 2.5L I4 is supposed to push 25+ MPG but have torque comparable to the 4.0L V6!
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