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New Ranger 4 door??

First off im sorry if this isnt the right place for his thread. but I heard about a ranger 4 door in 09?? the kid told meabt it and i didnt believe him so i decided to bring it to the experts... anyone heard???
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they ranger ends in 2009 so i dont think they would spend the time and money on it for just the one year
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they ranger ends in 2009 so i dont think they would spend the time and money on it for just the one year
i thought they were gonna be gone in 08? i seriously dont see why it would be gone...
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they will probally do the same thing that chevy did with the S-10, discontinue the ranger then bring in another truck with new options and engines.
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they will probally do the same thing that chevy did with the S-10, discontinue the ranger then bring in another truck with new options and engines.
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Won't be the same. Some say when the Ranger ends there will be a year gap and possibly in '10 they will bring back the Ford 100, which was before the Ranger. Some say they will go unibody like the Honda full-size pickup. Personally I like the Ranger that is offered in South America, but from other forums, I've heard that the underpinings (I forget the technical term) don't conform to U.S. Safety Standards -- meaning doesn't perform exceptionally well in crashes. 2) there would need to be a redesign since the steering wheel is on the right sides of the vehicle. Too much money to reinvent the wheel. Cheaper to move on -- evidently. Just read in Truckblog.com that Toyota Tundra is being cut in production. Gee with gas at an all-time high you would think they would keep the Ranger as long as possible because there is no other entry level pickup. In my mind, this is the worst time to get rid of the Ranger. The economy will pick-up and gas prices will fall. Right now since the dollar is so low in trading overseas is one of the reasons we are having the recession. Even annalysts say it could last less than 6 months or go two years. Ford should wait it out a little bit.

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they are definetly getting rid of the ranger in 08 or 09, then they are coming out with the F-100? i think that's what it's called. if the name isn't ranger then it's a unibody(no more lifts=:((((
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only time will tell.
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First off im sorry if this isnt the right place for his thread. but I heard about a ranger 4 door in 09?? the kid told meabt it and i didnt believe him so i decided to bring it to the experts... anyone heard???
It's called an Explorer, and already on the market, although the 4-foot bed is a joke. Was the bed 6' or more a lot more folks would be very
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they have 4 door ones.....across seas
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ok, i remembered seeing something about a year ago on this topic in car & driver or something like that

the rangers replacment is supposed to be called a 4-Trac, basiclly a sport-trac
it is a 4-door but the ranger wont be a 4-door in the us
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they are definetly getting rid of the ranger in 08 or 09, then they are coming out with the F-100? i think that's what it's called. if the name isn't ranger then it's a unibody(no more lifts=:((((

jeeps are unibody and they lift them all the time. unibody is not a bad thing.

ive heard a 100 different things about the ranger, they will take it away then make it again.

best and most reliable thing i have heard is they are closing the MN plant and moving the assembly line to the Detroit Truck plant where they can still run them for assembly with less overhead, thus less cost.
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http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=108294

designed in asia, being brought to the united states

i kinda like it, it looks kinda like the current 4 door rangers else where in the world



EDIT: look close at the front bumper in the pics
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i like that 4-trac. i would buy one.
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i would to. i wish they would announce it already and start pricing

but they wont say anything about it because once people know whats coming next, they might not buy the last rangers
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that four door ranger is ugly! i don't see why they are getting rid of the ranger. they're like the bestest things ever!
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See my prior post... there is a 4 door Exploder already on the market here in the states with a 4' bed. Buy one, stretch it to take a 7'bed and viola! a foor door Ranger
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See my prior post... there is a 4 door Exploder already on the market here in the states with a 4' bed. Buy one, stretch it to take a 7'bed and viola! a foor door Ranger
and thats exactly what it is. a EXPLORER, close to the ranger but its not a ranger
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Swap emblems, add some Ranger decals, and mess with peoples heads
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ford will never make a unibody truck of any kind!

edit, the escape is not a ford nor a truck!

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IMO the 4-trac looks better that the sport-trac
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that 4-trac has an in-bumper winch mount..! If ya open up the pic of the up front, you can see it right there.. that would be sort of cool, wonder what it would do to engine space though...
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meh tahst really all i can say about that...ford just gonna pull another dummy move like they did with the taurus...and then a year so they will change it back to the ranger...dumb
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when I was in Iraq I saw 4 door ford rangers. I talked to one of the guys driving one and he said it was leased from Kuate. It was left side drive and a 6 foot bed and 4 full size doors. I checked the VIN but it didnt cross to anything. This was in 04. If any body knows any body there now see if they can get a pic of one.
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Here's a couple pics of one in Qatar from a member over there now:

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