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its official, Ranger to stay till 2011

it looks like the Ranger is surviving bad truck sales. Ranger sales are down only 4%, as the rest of the truck market is down 18%. but Ford did take an $8.7 Billion dollar hit last month.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080724/..._ge/earns_ford
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sweet!! I really wish they made a diesel engine for the ranger.
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+1 as long as it something modifyable, powerful and worth driving. Don't gimmie a dang vw bug diesel lol.
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^^lol.....if they had a diesel i could convert it to veggie oil. now i would have to get a F-250 er so. but i don't like the boat of a truck.
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and the wait continues.

i am ready for them to drop it so we can see the new truck models.
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and the wait continues.

i am ready for them to drop it so we can see the new truck models.
same here......
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i hope they keep the ranger, maybe limit its options more so the new trucks can be the midsize.
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Sweet, now they will be around long enough for me to get another "new" one!
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I am ready for them to drop it so we can see the new truck models.
I highly suspect that hanging onto the ranger has more to do with the companies overall mpg ratings. I also suspect the additional year has to do with some sort of delay in the new F100.


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Sweet, now they will be around long enough for me to get another "new" one!
Next time I buy.. I'll keep the ranger for boat and snow duties. I'm thinking something much lower and much quicker should be my next DD.
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there used to be a diesel ranger, it was a 2/3 diesel, also in the 80's escorts and tempo's.
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Glad to see its staying would love to see a diesel though
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^^that would make too much sense though...lol
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i hope they dont change it like they did with the s10/colorado, how they changed the body style and then the name. or we could end up having a ranger looking cruddy.

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I say it should keep the name but go through a total redesign. I wouldn't never buy one again if it stays the same size.
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they are made to be small pickups. for it to be a midsize instead of a compact would be totally insane.
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Then it needs to die and a mid size needs to be released.
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then how would ford have a compact pick up truck for off roading and newer drivers who cant handle a mid-full size?
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Offer a single cab 4wd like Toyota does. Also a Taco is bigger but it's not too big like a full size.
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well, idk, ford has compact-ranger, midsize-f150, full size-f250/350/450/550, super sized- f650/750
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I don't consider the F150 a mid size. Have you been in one? Those are huge. My friend has a 07 F150 Super Cab and there is so much room. The back is so big that I don't see a need for the Crew Cab. Is the F150 classified as a mid size?
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If they brought back the step side bed and removed the over sized side mirrors (looks like a goofy kid with big ears) I'd get another one. I'd be all over it like a fat kid on chocolate if they brought back the old LVL II twin shifters too.
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Rich you hit the nail on the head with why Ford is still keeping the Ranger around gas mileage. I also don't think you will see any changes to it since it will be gone in a couple of years.

As for the delay of the F-100 I believe it is because they still do not know were it is going to be built. Also the F-100 is not going to get that much better gas mileage then a F-150 since they are going to be built on the same chassis.
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4.4L inhouse diesel for the F150...imagine a 3.0L diesel for the F100.....
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My old Ford Tempo 5 speed, was great on gas. I hated to give that car up, but it was so small and low to the ground it was a struggle for me to get in and out of it, as I have a bad back. I had a Chevy Silverado, but it was hell on gas.

A cross between the Ford Tempo and the F-150/Silverado was what I needed and I settled on the Ford Ranger XLT. Easy to get in and out of, and better on gas than the F-150 or Silverado. This has been working out great for me.

I think Ford's on the right track by building more fuel efficient vehicles.
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