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Too bad that the GMP division is being axed....so no more supervettes...no more v8 colorado/canyons.... only lasted two model years. I drove one...and honestly....it's only slightly faster than our trucks....GM detunes those bastards like all the other manufacturers do to their diesels.
I'm glad someone knows and follows the auto industry. Didn't GM axe it a month ago?
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Besides... How well are those V8 Colorados selling? Ive never seen one in person.
They aren't. Just like the rest of the GMs.
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They aren't. Just like the rest of the GMs.

exactly. The Ranger and the Tacoma are the only non full size pickups selling right now and lets face it, neither is really selling worth a crap at the moment. Why bring a niche product into a declining segment? It makes no financial sense.

Im on blueovalforums.com a ton too, and theres always someone on there harping about why doesnt Ford bring a diesel CAR to the states, or why dont they bring a wagon version of ______, or why they dont bring the crew cab Ranger here either (lets face it, it wont sell and deep down you all know it) so its funny to hear all those wishes thrown out there. Most of the time people fail to realize that they wont make money, they appeal to a very small portion of the car buying public and one other VERY important thing.........

That V8 Colorado in plenty of cases costs MORE than a V8 Silverado.

Now, didnt Dodge have a similar problem with the V8 Dakot and the Ram? Its severe product overlap. It costs about the same, gets the same MPGs, has less power for the most part, its less capable, and its SMALLER. So why bother?

The 4.0L does the job fine as top dog engine for the average customer that buys the Ranger. although id more than welcome an Ecoboost 4 banger with 275hp or (even better, but not gonna happen) an Ecoboost 3.5 out of the SHO.
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or (even better, but not gonna happen) an Ecoboost 3.5 out of the SHO.
heck yes! that would be perhaps the sickest Ranger known to man...
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if you want one that badly just go to a junkyard find a 5.0 or whatever v8 you can get your hands on and just swap it in, it will save you money at the stealership in the long run..... or just go to mexico or brazil or somewhere else and just buy a 4 door diesel ranger there and bring it back??? lol
have fun regisitiering the 4dr ranger in the us many have tried
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Now, didnt Dodge have a similar problem with the V8 Dakot and the Ram? Its severe product overlap. It costs about the same, gets the same MPGs, has less power for the most part, its less capable, and its SMALLER. So why bother?
suprinsnliyt the 5.9 dak has one hell of a resale value
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I had a 99 Mountaineer with the V8 and it felt like a dog
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i mean whats the point of a v8 1/4 ton truck. thats like a 2.3 on a power wheels
i would almost pay to see a 2.3 in a power wheels. i would like to take it for a test drive tho...
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All the Ranger needs is a 300hp engine with 280-300 ft lbs. GM got the Camaro to get those numbers with a v6 without forced induction , and using 87 octane. I'd like to see an inline 6 or 5 with those numbers, in the Ranger with the ability to turn off cylinders at light loads on engine (think hwy). Throw in some VVT, and Direct injection and you got a winner. The 4.0 is strong and gets the job done, but its now the 2010 model season, and Ford is still using the Cologne V6 which is early 70's technology, just refitted over the years.

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i would almost pay to see a 2.3 in a power wheels. i would like to take it for a test drive tho...
That would be so awesome. Drive that thing to school, then I could go around traffic by using sidewalks and bike lanes.
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Ford would be better off putting in one of their ecoboost engines or a small diesel. They need to think outside the box, not a v8, but a small high efficiency engine and blow the away the competition.
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Ford would be better off putting in one of their ecoboost engines or a small diesel. They need to think outside the box, not a v8, but a small high efficiency engine and blow the away the competition.
That would be a smart move by Ford's part..But i highly doubt they'll think outside the box.
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i mean whats the point of a v8 1/4 ton truck. thats like a 2.3 on a power wheels
That doesnt sound like something a man would say.....you can never have enough power...
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Ford would be better off putting in one of their ecoboost engines or a small diesel. They need to think outside the box, not a v8, but a small high efficiency engine and blow the away the competition.
yea ill def agree with that. this wasnt supposed to be a bash thread just more out of curiousity.
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I disagree. Ford could be the leader in US built powertrain technology:

GTDI V6, or L4.
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Personally.. I'd go the opposite direction for the ranger... which will die soon.
I'd want to see a 2.5L inline 4cyl turbo diesel. And.. I'd want the block and head to both be cast iron. Make it stout. Very stout.

Give me that engine, let me up the fuel and boost.. and I'll run your V8 ranger anyday. Both in the 1/4 mile and from gas station to gas station.

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