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Old 06-13-2007
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you guys who are ******* the Ranger interior have to remember 1 thing here......it is a saying that my pappy told me long time ago... "why change a good thing?".......and it holds true to the Ranger.....the Ranger has been the #1 selling compact truck for over 10 years straight......that alone is enough as to why they haven't changed it.....any major changes and it could possible cause the Ranger to lose millions in sales annually.....and if it gets any bigger, delivery companies and other places that buy the Ranger to deliver goods will be looking else where for their trucks...

and if you don't like the interior or the design of a Ranger, then why did you buy one
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you guys who are ******* the Ranger interior have to remember 1 thing here......it is a saying that my pappy told me long time ago... "why change a good thing?".......and it holds true to the Ranger.....the Ranger has been the #1 selling compact truck for over 10 years straight......that alone is enough as to why they haven't changed it.....any major changes and it could possible cause the Ranger to lose millions in sales annually.....and if it gets any bigger, delivery companies and other places that buy the Ranger to deliver goods will be looking else where for their trucks...

and if you don't like the interior or the design of a Ranger, then why did you buy one
Delivery companies have only one option now for a compact truck, if the ranger goes mid size, it will be the same as the rest, so delivery companies can still buy a bigger better ranger.

Me personally, I need a little more power to pull my boat, the truck itself does great, but some more hp and tq would make it the perfect truck. I DO NOT want a full size truck, I have no need for it and I am not a big enough guy to be driving something so big... I think there are allot of people out there like me judging by mid size truck sales. Look at the dogokta, they sell a ton of them, and the ram too. I think Ford will attract new buyers if they resize the ranger. they may loose a little on the F150 in terms of sales, but I have a feeling they will more than make up the difference if the new ranger (or whatever its called) is a hit....
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I love my interior, much better than the one in my 93... ride in one of those and you;ll preciate the one we have now...
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Delivery companies have only one option now for a compact truck, if the ranger goes mid size, it will be the same as the rest, so delivery companies can still buy a bigger better ranger.
not true.. there is tons of colorodo's around here that are delivery vehicals. and they might be "midsized" but i parked next to one the other day and it doesnt seem at all bigger...
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not true.. there is tons of colorodo's around here that are delivery vehicals. and they might be "midsized" but i parked next to one the other day and it doesnt seem at all bigger...
trust me its bigger than the S10 I use to have....
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new ranger

i like my 2007 fx4 off road ranger, its a nice looking truck. if they (ford) want to screw it up then let them. going bigger will only hurt them in the long run. hell ill just buy a full size pickup like the f-150 if they decide to put a v-8 in it. rangers are all over here in nj. i see them for everywhere. auto parts trucks here are ford ranger little 4 bangers. why mess it up?? maybe add a few things here and there but i like the the way they are. big 4 doors and a small bed doesnt cut it for me. ill buy a car if i need 4doors. leave them alone for now.
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I like how the interior is layed out in the ranger. Its pretty comfortable to me. And I dont think it is "bland" as some called it. I dont see much they can do to improve it. Maybe use a little better plastic, but nobody else does so.....
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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.
Agreed. That is the A#1 reason why I would strongly doubt we'll see a V8 in a Ranger here in the US.

I don't think fuel economy is as much of an issue because the F-150 w/ the 4.6L and an auto already gets nearly as good mileage as a Ranger w/ the 4.0L does. Put the V8 in a smaller, lighter, slightly more aerodynamic body and I think it would be comparable to the Ranger w/ a 4.0L.

I've been on and off a soap-box for a while about the Gen-II European Focus (C1 based) and how Ford has its head waaaay up its *** over this. The 2008 'redesign' is a kick in the nuts to anyone looking at compact hatches. I was commenting on another forum that a C1 based Focus w/ some nice go-fast toys (read: a MazdaSpeed3 clone) would be fawking sweet. Someone stepped in and suggested that such a car would hurt Mustang sales.. and by gawd I think they have a point.

The F150 vs V8 Ranger issue is the same argument, but even more believable.

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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.
I wouldn't! You'd probably loose some, if not a lot of space in the bed to the batteries. And hybrid isn't all the marketing hype has it as. Trust me, GF owned one for 2 years.. we drove cross country in one. If you do any highway time I think a diesel is a better bargain.

Even the GM 'hybrid' pickup isn't really a hybrid in the traditional sense.
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I just want a manual t-case back. Even if the electric t-case is as dependable now as a manual, I'd rather have a lever crap out than electronics. Maybe after I lift the truck and do a couple other things I'll swap the manual t-case in. That, and a stronger manual system (read slave cylinder, etc) are my only complaints for the new gen rangers.

Oh, and I'd rather have a small bench seat (like a tacoma) in the rear than the suicide door seats, but I definitely don't need 4 full doors. If I needed/wanted that I'd have gotten an older explorer instead of the ranger after my accident. Then again I could always steal my mom's 92 explorder. That'd give me a manual t-case too.
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If the new ranger comes with a v6 diesel and a crew cab ill spend every cent i have to buy that combo.
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