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meh we can make one !
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Must be nice...I'll take mine in a 4x4, crew cab, diesel 5/6 speed please. I still think Ford is shooting themselves in the foot leaving the small truck market in the US.
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i agree with kc
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Id rather have a mid optioned F-150 than a full optioned Ranger. Itd costs the same lol
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Nothing there that makes me want to consider getting that pickup and most of those gadgets have been upgraded on members trucks right here on this site.
I, like alot of others, would have liked to see the exterior and what kind of powertrain options as well as body kits, towing and such.
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Nothing there that makes me want to consider getting that pickup and most of those gadgets have been upgraded on members trucks right here on this site.
I, like alot of others, would have liked to see the exterior and what kind of powertrain options as well as body kits, towing and such.
here is some screen shots.
http://carguideblog.com/12752/2012-f...-truck-moving/
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Actually it will be released here soon and unlike the u.s. ford is commited to the ranger as in most countries other than the u.s. f series are not available due to aus/euro emmision standards etc. Ford aus are in the final stages of pre promoing and have run a comp where the five finalists get to take a new ranger on a trip of there own planning. Fords only stipulations was that the ute not be modified from factory and that they send a 8 man support and camera team along on the five differnt trips. Then one of the five gets a free ranger for there efforts. Ford are marketing it hard here as the can do ute. oh and prices. Base 2wd models start around $23000 aus and xlt about $53000 and the top shelf wild track about $59000 but these prices are not confirmed yet. They should be close but as that is around the price you would pay here for the equivelant colorado/hilux(tucoma)/nissan Navara/mitsubishi triton etc. 3 motor options with 1 petrol and 2 diesel to chose from
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Does SHE come with the truck? I was surprised by her accent, nice truck.
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As long as the Ranger wasn't considered a real threat to the F series being able to hold on to its selfish claim of being the best selling full-size truck for 200 years in a row...all is fine. Now when a new Ranger decides to take a 10 year leap in technology, trim level and options upgrade during a total redesign it only seems like a good idea everywhere except the USA. Seems that the a-holes at Ford would prefer that all the potential new Ranger owners switch brands for a Tacoma, Colorado, Frontier, etc... and maybe have a some move up in size to a F150 instead of dare letting a single extra potential F150 owner move down in size to a new and much more appealing (in terms of options and restyling vs the old version) Ranger. The lead they hold over GM in the full-size sales is miniscule and the new Ranger just needs to be axed away in the US market to prevent any chance of shrinkage in the full-size sales numbers. A totally ignorant strategy in my opinion - The $ that Ford gains in new customers buying a new F150 probably won't equal a 1/3 of the money they'll lose when longtime Ford owners decide to switch brands to stay in the small truck market with a new Toyota, Nissan, Colorado...or the new Dodge Dakota.
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Bluto nailed it, your spot on...

Ford did an awesome job with the new Ranger! that video is fantastic. they are really finally, doing a great job with most of their cars, so many awesome features for a great value too. leaving out of the US market is just plain stupid, and sad. The ranger finally gets the refresh it so badly needed in order to really contend with the Tacoma and they omit it?!

The ranger SIZE is what fit my lifestyle. I miss the features and creature comforts from my explorer SO much. i forwent them for the functionality and utility of the ranger. I can only add in so many of those things myself to customize my truck to make it 'explorer comfortable', the rest is just 'gone'.

I want no part of hauling a massive F150 around New York City, i dont want to climb up on the tires to dig my gear out of the massive deep bed when im at the beach windsurfing, I dont want to park an F150 in tight spots at the ski lodge. The ranger FITS! But in its current 2005-2011 form it looks "left behind", they get it right with an out of this world refresh then drop the ball leaving it out of the US. im preaching to the choir here :)
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Ford Aus have been busy releasing teasers on the new ranger but Mazda Have had the Jump on them by previewing at a recent motor show there factory options like bullbar etc. The only thing that is not on this Mazda BT50 which is the rangers close cousin is a factory snorkel which means they must still be working on one. Ford usually has a larger range of add-on accessories for the ranger than mazda do for there versions.
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interesting front end. Cant say i like or dislike it
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love the windshield rake! looks angry!
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well the first finalist in the new ranger challenge has just returned from his real world test. He reported that he managed to belly it out and got caught up on the towbar dragging a couple of times but he also said that he was delibratly pushing his luck and that if it was his own car he would never have tried what he did. He currently owns a Toyota Prado which is a mid sized wagon with coils at all corners and he felt that the ranger was every bit as capable as his vehicle and he was particularly impressed with it off road. He clocked up 1000Km in 3 Days with 300Kg in the tray and towing a 1.2 tonne boat through this propery. He reported that he managed 12.7 litres per 100Km from the motor which included a fair bit of hill climbing. He was very happy with its creek crossing ability with one crossing being 80M wide with soft sand bottom that nobody had crossed in two years. He also reported that the tracks on the property he was using had not been maintianed by the owners for about 12 years so there was lots of washouts, long grass and steep dropoffs. the 3.2l diesel handled it all with ease and when he was on tarmac at 100 to 110 Km/h it was spinning at a lazy 1700rpm in sixth gear with the afore mentioned load.
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try that again
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Americans dont get the cool cars because americans dont 'deserve' all those fancy gadgets found in cars in other countries. Instead, we get extremely expensive pollution controls, and crap no one really needs.
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