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Ford Ranger Made by mazda?

is the ranger really made by mazda??? my dad was telling me that
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no its maded by Ford mazda has its own version... off the same frame but different body panels and such..
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THe other way around!

Maybe he's thinking of the courier!

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ya i was wondering about that so i thought i would ask...cause i know that all of chevys cars are made by GM so i was thinking maybe it was something like that
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GM is chevy...lol...
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Most of us do have Mazda trannys though.
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very true
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I heard Mazda there were a great amount of Mazda engineers ont the Ranger design team. IDK if its true.

That Ford courier looks neat, never seen one. Kinda reminds me of the Chevy LUV.
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GM vehicles are based offa chevy i believe. Like the GMC sonoma is an s10, etc.

And mazda b models are rangers with appearances different.

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GM is chevy...lol...
Actually, Chevy is GM. Kind of like how Lincoln and Mercury are Ford. GM owns Chevy like they do Pontiac and Cadillac etc...
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Yah sorry I meant in my post GMC vehicles, not GM. I think zach made the same mistake
and David sucks.

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Actually, Chevy is GM. Kind of like how Lincoln and Mercury are Ford. GM owns Chevy like they do Pontiac and Cadillac etc...
i was just thinking this, this whole post...

come on newbs!!
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Ford and Mazda are partners, They swap lots of parts, Look under the hood of a new Mazda 6 and it has a version of the 3.0. Escape=Tribute also.too bad they wont let ford use the rotary motors
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I heard Mazda there were a great amount of Mazda engineers ont the Ranger design team. IDK if its true.

That Ford courier looks neat, never seen one. Kinda reminds me of the Chevy LUV.
the courier was the origional ranger, based on the mazde pickup of the time.

those LUV trucks are sweet, i hope to restore and have one some day
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the courier was the origional ranger, based on the mazde pickup of the time.

those LUV trucks are sweet, i hope to restore and have one some day
the chevy luv was actually made by isuzu, which is now partnered or owned by GM.
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thanks, i was trying to think of what the cheby partner company that the LUV was based off of was.
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go to www.fordvehicles.com and look at the bottom of the screen. Ford owns controlling interest, and/or is partnered with all of these manufacturers...
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which means I can own a Volvo and still feel patriotic. Is that Correct? It's so confusing nowadays. It seems like a Toyota can have more US content than a Ford or Chevy. It's all so confusing.
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us content? US built sometimes yes, not US content.

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hmm mazda tranny in my ranger? THAT explains all my transmission problems right there
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Ford Couriers were rebadged Mazda B-Series trucks. Ford developed the Ranger platform as a Courier replacement so they could better compete with the S-10 (the S-10 was introduced about a year earlier than the Ranger). Essentially, they shrunk an F-150 frame and suspension system to create the Ranger frame and suspension system. They first introduced the Ranger in March 1982 as a 1983 model. After the Ranger was introduced, Mazda continued producing the B-Series on its existing platform, which shares nothing at all with any Ranger or post-1994 B-Series. In 1987 Ford contracted Mazda to design and build the M5OD manual transmission. In 1994 Mazda began selling rebadged Rangers under the B-Series name to replace the aging Mazda-designed B-Series platform. In 2001 Ford and Mazda started selling Rangers and B-Series trucks with the 2.3 Duratec, which was designed under a joint-venture project between Ford and Mazda. The Ranger is by far mostly a Ford product though. Current Rangers are still loosely based on the original Ranger platform introduced 23 years ago (though massive changes have been made over the years). The only all-Mazda part are the manual transmissions, and Ford has never built any manual transmission that has gone in the Ranger (earlier models used Mitsubishi and Toyo Koygo transmissions).
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Yah sorry I meant in my post GMC vehicles, not GM. I think zach made the same mistake
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hmm mazda tranny in my ranger? THAT explains all my transmission problems right there
Ford?
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driver?
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