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Icon6 Inside Info on the NEW Ranger

Well my buddy's dad worked @ ford for 27 years until they closed the plant in hapeville ga where he worked that produced the sable and taurus. well i asked him if he knew anything about another ranger coming out and he said that he test drove the crew-cab model that they have in Australia he said they will not come with the diesel engines but he mentioned something about a v8 engine for it though he said we will probably be seeing the new ranger here in the next year he said and it is definitely a crew-cab and a totally different design..

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Sweeeeeeet! I would definately love to have a v8 in my truck, but I don't see buying a new one anytime soon so I'll just keep dreaming of the 302.
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Me too, but it's starting to sound like a $30,000+ truck.
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Me too, but it's starting to sound like a $30,000+ truck.


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Next year huh.. Awesome!

But I really dont need a V8 in my truck.. I hardly ever tow and within a year i dont want to even see what gas prices will be like. The 4 banger diesel will sell like pancakes at ihop..

Well have to wait and see. As long as they still have a 3.0 v6, maybe the 2.3 4 banger.. (if toyota can have a crew cab 4 banger, so can ford), 4.0 v6 and a v8. That will be some nice variety.
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they can keep it if it does not have the diesel...

btw i really doubt he knows the whole truth... people in detroit will know way before others... its always the case. also why have we not seen this at any auto shows????
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they can keep it if it does not have the diesel...
btw i really doubt he knows the whole truth... people in detroit will know way before others... its always the case. also why have we not seen this at any auto shows????


v8 would be pointless IMO off the show room floor in a Ranger......the 4.0 SOHC has plenty of power and fuel economy......

we haven't seen it because it aint gonna happen......if it was gonna happen next year it would have already hit the auto shows.......because it would be making its showroom appearance any time now...
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Next year huh.. Awesome!

But I really dont need a V8 in my truck.. I hardly ever tow and within a year i dont want to even see what gas prices will be like. The 4 banger diesel will sell like pancakes at ihop..

Well have to wait and see. As long as they still have a 3.0 v6, maybe the 2.3 4 banger.. (if toyota can have a crew cab 4 banger, so can ford), 4.0 v6 and a v8. That will be some nice variety.
thats not a definate..but thats what he said..i dont know all the motor options but i will ask him if he thinks/has heard what motor options they are going to have..he said he knows for a fact that there will not be a diesel in a ranger..i think for the 3.0 they are going to use the 3.5 powerplant instead of the 3.0 but thats not been said
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v8 would be pointless IMO off the show room floor in a Ranger......the 4.0 SOHC has plenty of power and fuel economy......
yea well dodge and all the others have v8's and chevy is getting v8's so why wouldnt the new ranger need one..
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According to wikipedia, and various 'light' internet searching, the 2010 Ranger/Mazda B-Series is going to be based off of the T2 platform which is pretty much an explorer/mountaineer platform..hmm
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they can keep it if it does not have the diesel...

btw i really doubt he knows the whole truth... people in detroit will know way before others... its always the case. also why have we not seen this at any auto shows????
i never said it was the 100% truth i was repeating what he told me..he told me that he test drove one of these trucks there were testing here in atlanta..he said they are in detroit and somewhere else that i cant remember
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yea well dodge and all the others have v8's and chevy is getting v8's so why wouldnt the new ranger need one..
fuel economy....the ranger isn't the style of truck to get a v8 and have good fuel economy.........and we ALL know that fuel economy is the name of the game now...
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so let me guess its going to have that independent rear bull**** aint it

A redesigned T2 platform is expected for 2009.

Future T2 vehicles:

* 2009 Ford Explorer
* 2009 Mercury Mountaineer
* 2010 Ford Ranger
* 2010 Mazda B-Series
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IRS anybody...? lol
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IRS anybody...? lol
yea so much for lifting the new Rangers......if they ever redesign them.... .....too many rumors and not enough facts....
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oh joy IRS... I have nothing against it for other vehicles, but I personally enjoy my solid axle in the back. Just my preferance.

Heres the thing though, if Ford puts a V8 in the ranger and makes it a crew cab. I believe that may potentially hurt F-150 sales.... Especially if the ranger can tow roughly the same as the F-150. We all know Ford does not want to hurt their F-150 sales. So im sort of doubting the V8. It would be a interesting option, but if I want a V8 ill just move up the the F-150.
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thats not a definate..but thats what he said..i dont know all the motor options but i will ask him if he thinks/has heard what motor options they are going to have..he said he knows for a fact that there will not be a diesel in a ranger..i think for the 3.0 they are going to use the 3.5 powerplant instead of the 3.0 but thats not been said

3.5? Why would they do that? The 3.5 is like 265hp, yet they keep the 4.0?

Your facts are all over the place... I'm not raggin on yeah but I just dont see much of this being true...

FORD will not just pop the truck out of no where redesigned and ready to be sold in the dealers.

You will hear more facts from the FORD website or FORD news if and when it will happen.
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yea so much for lifting the new Rangers......if they ever redesign them.... .....too many rumors and not enough facts....

Even if it was IRS it would work for what the ranger is normally used for.

Anything can be changed if wanted too.
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3.5? Why would they do that? The 3.5 is like 265hp, yet they keep the 4.0?

Your facts are all over the place... I'm not raggin on yeah but I just dont see much of this being true...

FORD will not just pop the truck out of no where redesigned and ready to be sold in the dealers.

You will hear more facts from the FORD website or FORD news if and when it will happen.
hey the 3.5 bit was my own info nobody elses..sorry
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I have no interest in a four door and a V8, I want them to bring back a 4cyl 4X4 std. cab, I'd be the first in line if they brought back that combo. 2010 the time I plan on getting a new truck (Mine will be 9 years old)

If Ford is smart, the 2010 Ranger.....will have an optional Hybrid engine. the first mid-size pickup with a Hybrid engine. I'd buy one of those. they could use the same engine in the Escape Hybrid. and develop a V6 hybrid. There will be a lot of people waiting in line to buy one if Ford decides to build it.
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no news on the diesel.. and it wont be next year but there is a new "mini..or..midsize" truck at dads work it doesnt have a name yet and its all wrapped up cant even tell anything about it.... it should be interesting..
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zach u need to give ur dad a camera so he take some pics of these things
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zach u need to give ur dad a camera so he take some pics of these things

then he would no longer have a job i am sure. they are very strict on that stuff.
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who says you cant lift an IRS? should be practically the same as the front.
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you cant even take camera phones into his work... ya right... he is in the advanced engineering building alot of "new" things go on in there...
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