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"fullsized" doors?
nope, but the post before me didn't say that

I know exactly what yall are talking about, and i just want to stir it up a little before it gets locked.

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Yours used to have ZERO doors
nope wrong
it had 2 still, but thats where the seat belts were so i couldn't take them off.
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There is no need for a 4 door Ranger. If you want a small 4 door Ford truck you need to get a SportTrac. I still don't think a 4 door is really needed anyway, Rangers are IMO kids and old peoples trucks and most of them arn't depending on driving a family comfortably in their truck. I think middle aged people look funny driving Rangers, they are too small. I mean yeah a 4 door would be cool and all but it's not like Ford NEEDS to make one.


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Isn't the f150 supposed to be the midsize? Not so midsized are we?
No, F150 is a fullsize truck.
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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.
thats waht i want where i do most of the work with my truck its in tight spots and my dads full size f150 wouldnt fit.

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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.
i agree with you i see 4 door tacos all over the place.

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IMO the Ranger is a compact truck, not a mid sized.
i dont understand why you think that they offer a v6 with a decent tow rating

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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.
never that wouldnt happen

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Dakota is really hard to put in this category being its offered in a V8. and is almost the size of an F-150

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.
i think the same thing i think alot of people are pushed to a fullsize truck just because they want to have brand loyalty. if they offered a 4 door mid size i think they would sell like crazy if i could afford on i would buy one because i hate getting into my ex cab in my truck. i only have 2 door and the drivers seat doesnt move far enough forward to reach anything in the back you have to go to the drivers side to get anything out. and i think a jump seat is the most unsafe thing ford ever put into the trucks if you get hit the persons head is going to hit the back window or the seat, and only smaller people can fit in them.
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They came out with 4 door s10 and they didn't look bad!
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i couldnt remember if they had a 4 door s10 from back in the day
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They came out with 4 door s10 and they didn't look bad!
ever look at the bed on one?? they are TINY
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ever look at the bed on one?? they are TINY
I didn't say they were big, just that they look good.
The older 98 4 door tacomas beds arent that big either...
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no 4 door truck bed is big unless you get a long bed like the 90s 150s or 250s and they look retarted and are long as hell and nothing we want lol. i would be willing to give up bed space for warm dry space in my cab during hunting season i wish i had a back seat to set my gun on instead of the gun rack in my back window it doesn't stay up very well and makes my gun shake like crazy. and when i want to go some place with a couple people and we want to talk one car i cant take my truck because there isnt enough room for more than 2 with 3 its a pain the shift
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Ford didn't offer a 4 door ranger probably because they could charge more for a 4 door explorer sport trac. All in the name.
A "midsize" would take from the F150 sales because a ton of people are tired of the small ranger/sport trac so they are buying F150's.
The ranger is dying off anyway, most manufactures don't make anything "compact" now, they've all upgraded to "midsize" like the Tundra.
I would say in a few years if everything doesn't crash there will be a midsize, something between the Ranger and the F150.
This way they are taking the Ranger buyers and forcing them to step up to a midsize, instead of opening up a vehicle between the two and losing sales on both sides.
I don't know what to say about economy though. The truck would have to have a powerful engine to compete, and mileage will suffer. No one will buy one if it's much less powerful than a tundra, etc.
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i dont understand why everyone things the ranger is dieing off i see so many new ones all the time
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Ford said it was killing it. No real change since 97. Why keep it?
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Ford said it was killing it. No real change since 97. Why keep it?
If it aint broke dont fix it.

I think the south american rangers are sick!
Check it out:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...icial%26sa%3DN
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If it aint broke dont fix it.

I think the south american rangers are sick!
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Yeah and that's why they lose sales because they don't change it. Everyone else has done major changes.

We are stuck with the sh!tty US version no matter what.
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i work at a supermarket and a guy came from england. he said over there, they have the four door diesel ranger and it considered a full size. they cant really find many f150's and 1500's
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Ok, first thing..nobody has really touched on the price difference to go up from even a fully loaded ranger to a base f150. there's a several thousand dollar difference even with that.

as for killing the ranger, one of the reasons i heard is that it does not have side air bags. side airbags are now mandatory i beleive for all 2010 models. not that ford doesn't want to spend the money to engineer and implement the use of a major design change,but why spend the money for a model they are going to stop producing within the next calendar year when they are already in as much financial trouble as all the other manufacturers?

imo, killing off the ranger is a bad idea, but the basic design is now over 10 years old and needs a complete redesign to keep up with, or exceed the competition. the ranger is a fantastic truck in just about every way, and there is no wonder they have built it for so long and have sold so many because ford just got it 'right' with this truck.

if ford did have the option of selling a 4 door ranger here in north america, i think it would sell. i dont understand why south america and other places get quad cab variants of many other trucks that are sold/used to be sold here in north america, while we just get stuck with regular and extended cab models.

if i need to compromise and get a truck, yet dont want to fork out the money for a large truck, a quad cab short bed compact/midsize truck is just the ticket for someone who doesn't want a wagon,crossover or suv. I am one of those people who would buy a quad cab no sweat. in the past couple of years i have looked at s10 and colorado quad cabs. i didnt like the colorados at all, but the s10 quad cab, which was actually a fully loaded Sonoma SLS 4x4 was an amazing truck. I waited 2 days too long to bring in a deposit and it got sold right out from under my nose.
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Why ruin a good thing? Adding more doors is gonna completely change the size and look of a Ranger and they sell just fine as is. Also I agree that the Ranger is a compact, not midsized. When I bought my Ranger fully loaded was the same price as a "standard" F150 (some options but not fully loaded). I could have easily moved up to that truck and would have if I was gonna have a family soon but I don't need it so I prefer the smaller Ranger.... I think it's fine the way it is and the life of the Ranger is limited anyway.
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IMO the ranger also needs to be offered with the long box extended cab and not just a short box version. and if anyone wants a midsized 4 door truck get the sport trac. same thing. ranger is a compact truck last one being built. everyone else makes mid sized trucks. f-150 is a full size and i was never impressed with the bed space of those trucks because you can't fit anything in there with out leaving the tail gate open.
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Rangers (mostly FX4s and Sports) sell like crazy here in Canada. Our higher costs of gasoline (that are drilled a few miles from my farm) and large percentage of farmers and bad road conditions make the Ranger an extremely useful vehicle here. I understand the reasons behind the cut of production but it disappoints me to think there won't be many more.
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yeah why end the best selling compact truck in the nation?
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why not make it better is the real question
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A four-door ranger like the four-door S-10 would be sweet. Yes the bed would be all of about four foot and useless, but I'd rock one anyway. Is the Ranger the only compact left? Does Toyota or Nissan not still have one?

I'm curious to see what's up with the new F-100 that's supposed to replace the Ranger in 2010. I wander how big it will be and what motors will be offered.
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i agree on the long box xcab that would be awesome

anyways, all the quad cab trucks i know of get sub 20mpg mileage .... why would someone buy one of those when they can have an f150 or silverado that gets 21 - 22.
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yeah why end the only compact truck in the nation?
Fixed it.

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I'm very happy with the current size of my Ranger XLT. It gets good gas milage and it's easy to drive around in tight parking lots. A bigger truck would be more difficult for me to handle. Another reason I don't want a larger truck, is they are a little higher up than mine which would make it more difficult to get in and out of, with my bad back. The Ranger is perfect fit for me.

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Is the F-100 still coming out in 2010? I thought the Ranger was still going to be produced for a couple more years.
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