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Ford is the only auto maker that doesnt have a true 4 door truck

I was thinking today that ford was the only company that makes midsize trucks and doesnt make a true 4 door truck.

there is the
Chevy Colorado
Toyota Tacoma
Dodge Dakota
Nissan Frontier
Suzuki Equator


i think the new Mitsubishi truck comes in a 4 door but i have only seen a rare few of them. i cant think of any other campaniles off the top of my head.

why doesnt ford look and see that the mid size truck needs a 4 door so you can have the seating but still have a bed. i know ford have the sport trac but that isnt what i want i want a 4 door ranger.

any other input welcome just i don't understand it maybe we should send a whole bunch of letter to ford or something.
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The Sport Trac?? Ford's not out to make what YOU want, they're out to make what will sell.
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I was thinking today that ford was the only company that makes midsize trucks and doesnt make a true 4 door truck.

there is the
Chevy Colorado
Toyota Tacoma
Dodge Dakota
Nissan Frontier
Suzuki Equator


i think the new Mitsubishi truck comes in a 4 door but i have only seen a rare few of them. i cant think of any other campaniles off the top of my head.

why doesnt ford look and see that the mid size truck needs a 4 door so you can have the seating but still have a bed. i know ford have the sport trac but that isnt what i want i want a 4 door ranger.

any other input welcome just i don't understand it maybe we should send a whole bunch of letter to ford or something.
The ranger is a compact not a midsize. I agree on the 4 door ranger tho'
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hm

how about the south american Ranger? that's still got Ford written on it.
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Ford isn't going to come out with the 4 door ranger here, it will be gone in the next couple of years anyway.
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Isn't the f150 supposed to be the midsize? Not so midsized are we?
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Isn't the f150 supposed to be the midsize? Not so midsized are we?
Um I don't think so
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hm

how about the south american Ranger? that's still got Ford written on it.
yeah but i cant get there here in the us. can i?
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The Sport Trac?? Ford's not out to make what YOU want, they're out to make what will sell.
All those trucks he listed sell VERY well.

Ford needs to get their **** together. Follow the popular trend and get a piece of the pie.
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yeah but i cant get there here in the us. can i?
you never said in the US.. only said the only automaker
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All those trucks he listed sell VERY well.

Ford needs to get their **** together. Follow the popular trend and get a piece of the pie.
thank you
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F150 is one of the top selling truck.. why make a 4 door ranger when they can make a 4 door f150 and sell millions of them???
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F150 is one of the top selling truck.. why make a 4 door ranger when they can make a 4 door f150 and sell millions of them???
Some people like me don't want the MPG rating of the F150 or the size of it but want the 4 doors and something that will fit into tight spots. I sure don't need a high towing capacity since I have nothing to tow but I would like 4 full doors.
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All those trucks he listed sell VERY well.

Ford needs to get their **** together. Follow the popular trend and get a piece of the pie.
Where did I say those other trucks don't sell?
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F150 is one of the top selling truck.. why make a 4 door ranger when they can make a 4 door f150 and sell millions of them???

Because alot of people dont want a bigger truck. Look how many Rangers, Taco's, Dakota's, etc.. are out there. Ford needs to build what sells and alot of the 4 door "smaller" trucks sell well.
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F150 is one of the top selling truck.. why make a 4 door ranger when they can make a 4 door f150 and sell millions of them???
Some people dont NEED a fullsized truck, and would rather get by with a Midsized truck like the Tacoma or Canyon. Hell Suzuki just entered the Midsized truck world.
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IMO the Ranger is a compact truck, not a mid sized.
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Where did I say those other trucks don't sell?

You didnt. What you did say is that Ford will not build a small truck with 4 doors.
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F150 is one of the top selling truck.. why make a 4 door ranger when they can make a 4 door f150 and sell millions of them???
A 4door Ranger wouldn't take profits away from the F-150, it would take the profits away from the other companies making 4door compact picks-ups. You either want a little truck or a big truck. The addition of a 4door Ranger wouldn't hinder the F-150 sales whatsoever.
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mine has 4 doors.
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mine has 4 doors.
"fullsized" doors?
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Yours used to have ZERO doors
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You didnt. What you did say is that Ford will not build a small truck with 4 doors.
No what I said was Ford isn't going to bring over the 4 door Ranger. I just don't see them putting that kind of effort in a platform they want to elimanate anyway. Now will we see a mid sized 4 door (smaller than sport trac) in a few years, I hope so and maybe.
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A 4door Ranger wouldn't take profits away from the F-150, it would take the profits away from the other companies making 4door compact picks-ups. You either want a little truck or a big truck. The addition of a 4door Ranger wouldn't hinder the F-150 sales whatsoever.
Eh I think it would take away a small portion, but the money would still be going to Ford anyway.
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Because alot of people dont want a bigger truck. Look how many Rangers, Taco's, Dakota's, etc.. are out there. Ford needs to build what sells and alot of the 4 door "smaller" trucks sell well.
Dakota is really hard to put in this category being its offered in a V8. and is almost the size of an F-150

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Some people dont NEED a fullsized truck, and would rather get by with a Midsized truck like the Tacoma or Canyon. Hell Suzuki just entered the Midsized truck world.
They may not need a full size but I think most ford ranger sales are fleet vehicles.. little xl's with 2.3's and single cab.

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A 4door Ranger wouldn't take profits away from the F-150, it would take the profits away from the other companies making 4door compact picks-ups. You either want a little truck or a big truck. The addition of a 4door Ranger wouldn't hinder the F-150 sales whatsoever.
But i see it this way.. by not offering the ranger in 4 doors they push people into F-150s. I just dont think a 4 door ranger would sell like a taco. I dont see many canyons running around ever.
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