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Old 02-21-2006
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final days of the USA assembled Ranger

"Our insider at FoMoCo says it's almost official that the Ranger compact pick-up will cease to exist in 2008, at least in the U.S. as part of Ford's "Way Forward" plan. The vehicle could become an international model built in such foreign locals as Thailand or India. Most automakers won't even consider building compact trucks for American consumers, so this move makes sense. Still expect to see a slight refresh for the truck's final two-year run." - http://mph-online.com/

hello diesel Ranger from South America sold on our shores 2009!!
what do you died in the wool 'made in America" people have to say about this?
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hmmm...

that is what i have to say...

hmmm....
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that stinks, im starting to save for my f250.. some day
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hmmm...

that is what i have to say...

hmmm....
hmmmm indeed.
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Judging by recent production, quality might go up. Might buy a nissan made in NJ , got 4.0's with 282 ft#'s of tq. What do you want me to say?
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Well that global market and econ. at work...
I might consider one if!
It had non fugly styling.
I'd be all over some of the internation rangers as far as features.. powertrain. but the
styling is fugly and fubar IMHO.
And if it was built in thailand.. it might be time to check out
some other offerings.. IE what jeep or toyoda has available then.

I'm expecting my truck to last about another 5yr as a DD/2nd vehicle
After which it will probably have 150k miles and be changed to "Dedicated Offroad TOY"
And I may need a tow vehicle instead. With the way gas is.. and my long commute
a 30-40mpg econobox may be in the future.
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I know they make Toyota trucks in Texas and Rangers used to be made in New Jersey, but I never heard of Nissans made in NJ
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thats retarded but im gonna go with hmmmmmmmm...
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I thought there was a Nissan Assembly Plant in Tennesse. Atleast thats where my '86 Hardbody was made. (Dont have it anymore, obviously. Totalled it in July 4th, 1995/1996. Cant remember what year.)
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I'll beleave it when i see it...
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I'll beleave it when i see it...
Yup.
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Yup.
I'd like to triple that.

http://mph-online.com/web/prtranslated/00551

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There's a Nissan plant in central/northern MS.

Don't know if it's still there, but that's besides the point.

They Ranger has been a very good vehicle for the past-- what 20 years? That's longer than some vehicles have lasted. It's like Rome-- It will end one day.

As far as the Ranger being made outside of the US, most cars are. VWs (not that they have anyhting to do with Rangers) parts are produced in Germany, but sent to Mexico to be put together. As is the SVT Focus, which has a little bit more to do with the Ranger.

There will more than likely be a replacement for the Ranger. As long as there is a market for a small truck, Ford will deliver one.
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I guess everyone forgot where I worked.....



Yes, Nissan has plants in the U.S.

Three, to be exact.
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yea... **** on this crap, looks like our Minnesota plant is holding in there for know, but it will soon fall like many others, truly sad, but if ford would make what we really want, they could dominate the competition
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I'll worry about it around 2012 when I actually might need a new truck...mines still got years to go
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I plan to keep my ranger forever so I have a while to think about it. I'll probably do the hovercraft mod around 2025. So...Hmmmmmm.
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Good man......

All three are running stronger than ever.....
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If ford quits making Rangers in the States, I won't buy one. Even if they offered the ' Lightning Bolt '.. if its not made/assembled here.. It doesn't go in my garage.

Time to look into Chevy and Dodge. Its THAT simple for me.

Ford will just loose a whole Family of dedicated consumers from my house.
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If ford quits making Rangers in the States, I won't buy one. Even if they offered the ' Lightning Bolt '.. if its not made/assembled here.. It doesn't go in my garage.

Time to look into Chevy and Dodge. Its THAT simple for me.

Ford will just loose a whole Family of dedicated consumers from my house.
heh just go for the Stang D! I know my next car (2010ish) will have a nice american V8 in it
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dodge dakota here i come
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I'm with you D.....

My Dad is already pissed about losing the Taurus, so pissed he's been looking at Chargers....sweet...

My answer....buy a Jeep....
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Yup come on ZR2.
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My old Isuzu pickup was assembled in the US. It was a pretty good truck till the tranny went south.
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