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Jealous of the trucks the rest of the world gets

Just got back from Thailand. I was amazed at all the compact and midsize trucks they have, most of them I'd never heard of, and every one with a turbo diesel.













The only ones that looked the same as the US trucks were the Nissans
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You're jealous? I'm glad those trucks aren't here
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Ewww I wouldn't drive any of them. They all look very similar to each other
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I'm only jealous of the Turbo Diesels. The trucks look terrible IMO.
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yeah whats there to be jealous of...a car with a bed....fugly!
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this is the truck you shoule be jealous of---Mexico Ford Ranger:

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Well to be clear, I think most are ugly and would never buy one with a 4 foot bed, but they are modern designs with turbo diesels. I think the ugliest of all is the US Tacoma, the Hilux is much better.

I would even commit treason and buy the ugly *** colorado when it gets here if they drop a diesel in it.
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this is the truck you shoule be jealous of---Mexico Ford Ranger:

Yeah Ford really screwed that up. I understand why they didn't bring the Global Ranger here, it would be more expensive than an F150. All they had to do was update ours like the existing Latin American Ranger and drop in a diesel/ecoboost/3.7 V6. 30+mpg for under $30,000. They would sell a bunch and be a lot closer to reaching the new CAFE standards.
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Yeah those are ugly as sin and they all look the same.
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The Ford isn't bad. The others are ugly. A diesel would be nice though
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I know it is impossible to import a vehicle to the US, but I wonder if you could go salvage some diesel guts and maybe even a crew cab from Mexico to bring them back and make the conversion.
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yeah whats there to be jealous of...a car with a bed....fugly!
I beg to differ.

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I know it is impossible to import a vehicle to the US, but I wonder if you could go salvage some diesel guts and maybe even a crew cab from Mexico to bring them back and make the conversion.
Not impossible, just expensive
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No thanks. They all look fugly.
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Not impossible, just expensive
I think there's also a limit on how NEW the vehicle is. I think that it's easier to import a vehicle that is say, 10 years old that it is a showroom model.
*On another note, since it was posted, yes we definitely need diesel crew cab rangers here like in south america.
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I highly doubt we'll ever see another ranger. Ford doesn't want anything competing with the F series lineup.
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EWW

Actually, the yota and the ranger arent terrible.

The Mitsu, and the mazda look like doo-doo.

The Isuzu isnt too bad either.

The Chevy also looks like stinky.
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the only one i would drive is what scott posted. everything else is garbage
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I think its pretty easy to import a ranger from Mexico. You just have to pay taxes and customs on it and then it has to be registered with a green sticker since it won't pass emissions and safety standards. One day I dream of getting one for a desert truck but I doubt that will happen.
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No its much harder than that. You have to import directly to an approved modifier that may or may not be able to make it meet US emissions and crash standards. While it is technically a no-no you could grab a diesel powertrain from a junkyard, unless you live in an emissions state.

For fun I just looked at new Mexican Rangers. 2.3 gas 4-cyl. with a crew cab and neutered bed is the only flavor they currently sell. Prices are good though.
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I think all those truck look gay as hell. The Mexico ranger is glorious however.
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this is the truck you shoule be jealous of---Mexico Ford Ranger
It looks too similar to the U.S. Ranger that was recently discontinued.

In my opinion, the Mazda pickup doesn't look too bad, and I'm not in favor of full 4 door pickups.
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No its much harder than that. You have to import directly to an approved modifier that may or may not be able to make it meet US emissions and crash standards. While it is technically a no-no you could grab a diesel powertrain from a junkyard, unless you live in an emissions state.

For fun I just looked at new Mexican Rangers. 2.3 gas 4-cyl. with a crew cab and neutered bed is the only flavor they currently sell. Prices are good though.
Read what I said before you respond. Its actually not hard. Getting it registered as a daily driver is harder. Go back and read what I wrote.
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Read what I said before you respond. Its actually not hard. Getting it registered as a daily driver is harder. Go back and read what I wrote.
I read it. If you are talking about a nanny state of california OHV sticker it still requires plenty of paperwork that you would not have. I hope you can do it but would not be simple, although it would have been in other states.
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It would still be simply. And if worse comes to worse I know people with houses in Mexico where I could register it and drive it on the road anyway.
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