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they aren't killing it yet, there redesigning for 2012 and its gonna look like the ones the rest of the world has as per the focus and fiesta. most auto makers are going to do away with different cars in different regions and just go with universal cars around the world..beside the mustang, camaro, corvette, etc.

ford is always going to have an f series truck(best selling in the world) and a lighter mid-size truck.

as for 'ranger' it may not be around when our children/grandchildren are ready for a truck but there will always be a light truck.

as for a v-8 if you want one swap it

diesel I dislike a lot, but it is a possibility for the 2012 since its becoming an alternative fuel because of bio diesel.
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Ford will probably just change the lights, grill, packages and colors and call it a new truck again.
it worked for them before. the fact that they are still very competitive with the other car companys small trucks with there new platforms and V8's and such says alot about the ranger. even being outdated and in need of a re-design many still look at the ranger as the best looking small truck out there right now.
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they aren't killing it yet, there redesigning for 2012 and its gonna look like the ones the rest of the world has as per the focus and fiesta. most auto makers are going to do away with different cars in different regions and just go with universal cars around the world..beside the mustang, camaro, corvette, etc.

ford is always going to have an f series truck(best selling in the world) and a lighter mid-size truck.

as for 'ranger' it may not be around when our children/grandchildren are ready for a truck but there will always be a light truck.

as for a v-8 if you want one swap it

diesel I dislike a lot, but it is a possibility for the 2012 since its becoming an alternative fuel because of bio diesel.
they wont put out the euro style ranger here i would put money on it. no one will buy them.
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it worked for them before. the fact that they are still very competitive with the other car companys small trucks with there new platforms and V8's and such says alot about the ranger. even being outdated and in need of a re-design many still look at the ranger as the best looking small truck out there right now.
Well they are competitive because they are the only car maker that makes small trucks. Everyone else has stepped up their small truck to a mid size. Then the cost comes into play. Rangers are cheap. That's the only reason I bought mine and I'm not the only one that bought it for this reason.

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lol , dont forget to add the 4x4 level 3 sticker too. as far as the diesel goes what manufacture is it, like the super duty is international, I'm sure it all has to do w/ epa rules. I had seen a guy on you tube that has a cummins in his ranger, pretty slick but I think a little overboard
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they wont sell here they are too ugly. as far as the v/8 swap, maybe when the warrantie is up, probably wont have it that long but who knows
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they wont put out the euro style ranger here i would put money on it. no one will buy them.
probally not its butt ugly.

ford is doing the focus and fiesta international for sure though, I saw spy photos of the new ranger some where and that's why I thought it was like the euro one.
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hehe. i would keep my ranger. wouldnt drive it everyday but i would at least keep it if i had the cash for a lambo. oh and i wouldnt buy a lambo anyway. aston martin ftw!
aston dbs ftw!!! good man good man
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probally not its butt ugly.

ford is doing the focus and fiesta international for sure though, I saw spy photos of the new ranger some where and that's why I thought it was like the euro one.
yeah but if you look close at those pics it was a right hand drive truck. it was spotted near detroit so everybody jumped to the conclusion that it is americas next ranger. its too fugly to be remotely succesful here
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the current ranger is massivly out dated incase you havent noticed..... yes they are killing the current one.
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The redesigned ranger will launch as a 2012 model, and will be based on the T6 platform. AKA the global ranger.

There was a thread here a while ago, with posts that included all versions of the ranger, plus spy photos of the T6. let me go find it.


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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...er-2010-a.html
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The redesigned ranger will launch as a 2012 model, and will be based on the T6 platform. AKA the global ranger.

There was a thread here a while ago, with posts that included all versions of the ranger, plus spy photos of the T6. let me go find it.


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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...er-2010-a.html
I died a little inside....
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1979 F-250 4x4 w/ a 514 big block , which I think has plenty of power shall I go on?
I dont care if its yours or not.....I wanna see this!!!
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Why would they make the ranger with a diesel? Then they would have to redesign the frame, rear axle, etc to just to support the extra weight it would be able to tow. It's never going to happen
x2 Same with a V8. Honestly V6's are in the V8 power range anyways.

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Thats not it. They aren't even done testing out the powertrain.
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I dont care if its yours or not.....I wanna see this!!!
x2 i wasnt aware of any motor offered bigger than a 460 in the older ones, so it has to be out of someting else.
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x2 i wasnt aware of any motor offered bigger than a 460 in the older ones, so it has to be out of someting else.
or punched out.

i had a coworker ask me about mine tonight. i told him what i paid and the milage i get. he liked it and was looking at used ones i think. i try and talk him out of it and tell him to get a newer one that has less options for less.
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hey melt pick up a motorsports catalog you will see the 514 crate motor
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no i think he means he wants to see it in the 79!!
ill second this
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I will take the time soon to get the pics loaded on here, I can play all I want, but I need the wife to upload or download them for me, Not real handy doing that, but I will soon. & as far as the 514 goes it is a 460 w/ a stroker crank .
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2010 fX4

I just looked at Ford Motor Company site and the FX4 is not shown. THe SPORT model is the highlight of the ford motor company ranger model. It is showing Sport, XLT, and the XL models.
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