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Old 02-22-2006
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my last car was a grand am shortly after i bought it they stoped buliding it
now i by a ranger and you see what happens
its all my fault everything i buy dies maybe i should by a civic so honda will kill them to
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My Dad is already pissed about losing the Taurus, so pissed he's been looking at Chargers....sweet...
If the Taurus is Gone why did I just find it still listed on ford's website, in two places.

http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/taurus/

https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...icleType=Sedan

The Ranger is like the Crown Vic It's practically impossible to get rid of.
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YES... The demise of the Ranger being built in the US is coming....
The torque of a diesel would be nice for OffRoading, but I wont hold my breath that it will be available here in the US. Just seems that some of the US automobile manufacturers offer options to export models that they dont here. That is one of the reasons why people buy foreign made vehicles; although there are many other reasons too !!
For me.... the base 160 HP that my '00 puts out in comparison to 200+ HP other trucks have in the same category.... IS REDICULOUS especially since the other vehicles get better MPG.
IF Jeep ever comes thru with a version of their truck; I may become a 3 Jeep family.
Already have a '02 Grand Cherokee and a '98 Cherokee. Both have been great vehicles.....

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the day mines paid off i'm getting a fullsize and keeping my ranger seems like a lot of talk has been comeing up of them not makeing them anymore if thats so were all looking at haveing a classic with in the next 15-20 years
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as for nissan the 2 plants are
Canton, Mississippi
Investment: $1.43 billion
Employees: Approximately 4,100 plus approximately 1,700 supplier/contractor employees
Facility: 3.5 million square feet
Property: 1,400 acres
Production started: May 27, 2003
Models produced: Nissan Quest minivan
Full-size Nissan Armada sport utility vehicle
Full-size Titan King Cab & Crew Cab pickup trucks
Full-size Infiniti QX56 sport utility vehicle
Nissan Altima midsize sedan
Capacity: 400,000 vehicles
Executive: Dan Gaudette, senior vice president, North American Manufacturing and Quality Assurance
Greg Daniels, senior vice president, U.S. Manufacturing
Dave Boyer, vice president, Manufacturing, Canton, Miss.
Tennessee Operations
Investment: $2.797 billion
Employees: Approximately 6,700 in Smyrna and approximately 1,300 in Decherd, plus 2,800 supplier/contractor employees when both plants are in full production
Facility: 5.4 million square feet in Smyrna
Approximately 1 million square feet in Decherd
Property: 884 acres in Smyrna, 968 acres in Decherd
Production started: June 1983 in Smyrna, May 1997 in Decherd
Models produced in Smyrna: Altima midsize sedans
Frontier pickup trucks
Maxima sport sedans
Xterra sport utility vehicles
Pathfinder sport utility vehicles
Components produced in Decherd:

Engines for every Nissan and Inifiniti vehicle manufactured in the United States

* 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder
* 3.5 liter, 6 cylinder
* 4.0 liter 6 cylinder
* 5.6 liter, 8 cylinder


Transaxles
To produce crankshafts beginning 2006
Capacity: Smyrna: 550,000 vehicles
Decherd: 950,000 engines/300,000 transaxles
Decherd produces 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines for all vehicles manufactured in Smyrna and Canton

so what is rice now ........

Jeff
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Yea it is sad that all Ford is starting to shut down plants here in the US...but so is Chevy and Dodge. I mean you talk about buyin a car that is amde in America, u cant find one...all parts on every vechicle are made out of the country, and if they are still even being assembled here the parts are not...I mean most fords now are being built in Mexico, some of u say here we come chevy and dodge....well by that time both of them are goin to be assembled out of the country...My mom is getting a nissan Armada over a Expedition because of how much nicer it is and the quality of the vechicle...yea she was not goin to buy it cause it was a foreign make but like yall have been saying Nissan has plants here in the US and they seem to be goin stronger than the "American" vechicles....This country has been and will get worse about it with buying and producing stuff overseas...my family farms and our prices are sh*t cause america is buying all food items from other countries....u talk about being all american...whenever the compuer u are working on, food you are eating, hair product, glasses, and on and on are all made not in the US...It is just somethin that we are goin to have to live with...and if u say u wont put a foriegn car in ur garage...put it in ur driveway...

I am an all out american, and i do not like seeing all this stuff being made overseas whenever we can do it all here in America...but really everything these days are made overseas...and its gonna suck if they stop making the ranger...but u know it gonna be a few years...its still a top selling truck so....
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It has been a double edged sword politically if I understand it correctly. There is/was a $5000 import tax to bring a large truck into the states. This is what prevented Nissan, Toyota from having a large truck. Their solution - build them here to save those import dollars.
Now they are US made and are elligible to race in Nascar. All this from the politicians trying to preserve the large truck market for the American makers.
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this pisses me off. i mean, who knows if its true or not, but if it is, what the heck is it with americans needing everything supersized? i don't know about you guys, but part of the reason i like the ranger is its small size. i had the option to buy an f150, but i WANTED a compact truck.
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I love mid-size! I dont think i will ever get a full size!
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I have an odd take on this. I would rather them kill it off then to bastardize it like they did the S10/Colorado and the Dakota. The problems that people have with the Ranger is the reason that I like it. I don't care that it is a twenty year old design, Hey! They got it right the first time!. I don't want some mis shaped, car like goofy looking midsize truck that is only a few thousand dollars less than a full size. If that is what it comes to I will buy a full size.

What will I buy next if they start making it overseas? I honestly don't know but it won't be a product that doesn't put money in an american workers pocket.


As far as the gas mileage concerns, rangers don't get that terrible of Gas mileage! There I said it! In two rangers now with 4:10 gears I have average 16-18 MPG. 22 being my highest. My buddy has a V6 2wd Dakota and gets about 15-17. My buddy with a 2000 durango get about 11. My friend with the Lifted ZR2 got about the same as me when it was stock and now gets abou 13 to the gallon. So relatively speaking we get pretty good. Would I like a steady thirty miles per gallon? Sure but it isn't going to happen unless you sacrifice usability.

That reminds me, I got to get an oil change, cause this truck is going to have to last a while now
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Well then, if this does go down, I guess I really will be selling mine for a XRunner or Lightning. One thing is for sure, if this really happens, Ford better not come up with an *** ugly replacement like Chevy did for their S10's.
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My next vehicle will be made in Japan!
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if this realy hapens then i will probly just have to save and gat a Nissan skyline its the only ricer car i would drive and its fast or i will just get a v8 stang
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Old 02-23-2006
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Mini Truckin had this in their 411 notes. But 2010 was the last year. Time for a GMC Canyon. I5 mpg of a I4 power of a V6, and they offer QUAD CAB. If not that maybe Nissan. I trust Nissan as if they were an American company.
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Good
Maybe they will build another ranger that can last.
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Late 2008 early 2009 is supposably the last year for the ranger. There is a all new midsized truck that is rumored to be replacing it. Not sure where it will be assembled or what it will be called, right now the name it is refered to by a few letters/numbers only. This info was passed on to me by one of the engineers for new product development and he also said that nothing is positive untill they actually start producing the vehicle.
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Are we gonna turn up like the S-10s? they are now Colorado's correct????
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most likley something stupid like that, but who knows. There will be at least 2.5 more year for the ranger and a-lot of thing may change in that time.
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Interesting.. there's no mention of a 'midsize' Ford pickup in that news brief. I would speculate that the Ranger will be replaces by a 'midsize' pickup and the 'compact' Ranger will not even be offered stateside whatsoever. Where that midsize pickup is assembled is anyone's guess. Ford is getting eaten alive by the other makes who now all offer 'midsize' pickups instead of compacts. The American consumers definitely don't seem to want a compact pickup anymore..

Although I also think a lot could change between now and 2008. Ford is definitely behind the ball on this one.

I still think the 'new' F150 is basically the new Ranger anyhow. It certianly isn't a serious work truck..
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thats retarded but im gonna go with hmmmmmmmm...
YUP!
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I trust Nissan as if they were an American company.

I trust Nissan too i've been talking with them to give me a job when i graduate
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I think the new rangers will just be regular and extendend cab versions of the Sport trac after that comes out. The explorer is only 3.4 inches wider then the current ranger and the wheel base will change with the with the cab and bed configuration. The upside to this will be the interior and safety features. Oh and that 4.6L V8 that can fit in the front end. I just hope it doesn't have an IRS.
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if this realy hapens then i will probly just have to save and gat a Nissan skyline its the only ricer car i would drive and its fast or i will just get a v8 stang
skylines arent legal in the US i dont think....

thats sad but i guess its the cool thing to do now a days... id probably end up in a dakota if they dont get any uglier for my next car if i have money at that time....
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rangers have been around forever and i think they ain't goin nowhere.
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maybe trhe ranger is being phased out, I mean seriously, look at the ranger market, most of your "new" buyers of rangers are young, under 40. yet they have the rangers up to $30,000 sorry, i cant see spending 30K on a ranger. look at my ranger. its gone up about $3200 in 1.5 years. well two years, cause its a 04 and were now in the 06's $3200.... to put that into perspective, MSRP on my truck was $22,125 today, that price is around $25,000 i am sorry, but I can not see a $3,000 improvement in the current ranger line up. so, here they are, their out pricing the ranger, pricing it up to the F150's level, I mean, youd have to be dead set on the ranger to spend $26-$30,000 and not buy a nicely equipped bigger engine, better everything F150. for $30,000 u can get a nice extended cab 4x4 5.4 v8 tank. instead of the puny under powered, beatwith the ugly stick ranger. so thats another perspective to look at.
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