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my dad has a 2000 ford super duty,love that style!!!!!
the ranger better be around in the future,i want a new one!
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Yeah with the new Tacos on the road, Ford better step it up and quick. I myself have come to the time that I just need a bigger truck, and Dodge doing the lifetime drivetrain warrenty swung me over to them.....My Ranger will be being traded in for a Dodge 2500 quadcab with a Hemi in the not so distant future. If my needs didn't change though, another Ranger or whatever they will call it would be at the top of my list to buy. They have always got the job done, and I pushed them hard. All 5 of them!
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bump...still looking for newer info than from the following thread

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that was a while ago.. i just dont see another ranger happening... i really dont. but my needs have changed as well, i have had 3 rangers and i love them as much as the next guy.. but its not as logical anymore for ford to make new "rangers." they will make something new, but not a "ranger."

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that was a while ago.. i just dont see another ranger happening... i really dont. but my needs have changed as well, i have had 3 rangers and i love them as much as the next guy.. but its not as logical anymore for ford to make new "rangers." they will make something new, but not a "ranger."
Agreed, I think we will see more of a s-10/ Colorado makeover in these trucks. Also, like the Tacoma size increase, after all the Explorer used to be Ranger sized. But at that point, why bother, just buy an F-150.
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^^ thats exactly what ive been thinking
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it would be a crying shame if they killed or changed the ranger,,it stone axe reliable and a damn good look'in truck...i would think with gas running out they would keep the smaller vehicles and scale down on full size trucks,,who's gonna wanna buy a gas guzzling full size,,not me,,wayne
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^^^^ People will always buy trucks Wayne, sometimes you just need a full size....
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I thought I would never say it but my friends new taco is very sweet. 4 doors, room enough for a big guy like me in the back and he can still haul his huge ATV, which I couldn't do with either of my rangers. Ford needs to wake up and redo the ranger. I think there is a market for a compact and a midsize if ford would get there stuff together. Theres a lot of compaies and people that want something small and just need a truck for whatever and need something like the ranger. Theres a lot of people that need something a little bigger but don't want or can't afford a F150, those people are buying taco's.
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maybe they will come out with a V8 compact? and finally maybe a full 4dr model? i sure hope that they dont take it away for good like they did with SVT and the lightning. That would suck
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In the latest issue of Off-Road Phil Howell explains that the only true compact trucks left are the Ford Rangers and the Mazda B-Series. I'll sorta summarize what he says. He says that the midsized trucks aren't very different from full size. They get the same gas mileage and they have a little less space. He also mentions that there are rumors that 2009 will be the last year for the Ranger. He says that they should redesign them and keep them compact and not to discontinue them. "Improving does not mean enlarging". The factories need to crank up their computers and start designing compact trucks and make them fuel efficient and powerful, (just like back in the day). He also says that soon the mighty American dollar will vote on their truck of choice. A small pickup will fill the needs of most truck owners, and for those who must have a fullsize truck will continue to buy them, but the majority will win. His article sounds exactly like us. Re-design the compact Ranger and it will sell because those gas guzzling fullsize truck owners probably don't have much left in their wallets. It's under Off-Road Notes in the beginning of the mag (page 6) if you decide to read one in the store.

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Well if 2009 is the last year then I'm not sure what else they will do for a revamp. Some interior changes maybe? When I went looking for my Ranger they kept pushing me on the F150 and that the Rangers future was not clear. I flat out told them I am not in the market for a full size and that the Ranger were the only ones left that can offer me a small truck for a small price. I had them search all over the data base and hardly any dealers are carrying new Rangers. So I found my 2004 and I'll stick with that until we find out what in the heck is going on with our trucks in the future...
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It died after 2003.
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It died after 2003.


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The ranger on the other hand has had a death wish since 04. Last good ranger Sales was in 03.
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Okay I'll bite. I must have missed it, but what exactly happened in 2004 ??
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strange redesign and rewire. plus sales plummeted big time.
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^^^^^Hey!!!!! I like my 2004! I do like the 2003 style better, but the current front end makes me gag a little....
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It's dead in 08 unless they are building them elsewhere. They are already deciding what to do with the St. Paul plant after it closes in 08. Developers want it, but they are trying to get the government or Ford to foot the bill for the enviromental cleanup required. For those that haven't been there it is right on the Mississippi in a beautiful location that would be ripe for million dollar condos. Oddly enough it is just down river from the bridge collapse.

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2004 Wasn't that bad, unless you got a chrome grill
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I posted this on the other tread too but i still think its funny that theres a thread going on (Attention guys Ford will build a new Ranger!) and also (Is the Ranger nearing extinction?)

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Well if Ford really wants to ruin sales.........I read yesterday the Ford's CEO is suggesting to raise gas taxes just to get people to buy more efficient cars, similar to Europe........is he nuts ???????????????????????

He WANTS higher gas taxes ??????
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^^^^^Hey!!!!! I like my 2004! I do like the 2003 style better, but the current front end makes me gag a little....

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2004 Wasn't that bad, unless you got a chrome grill

calm down guys, lol i was not implying that i hate the 04+ models.

I like them, but it still does not make sense why they would redesign after only 3 years.

plus they dropped the flareside in 05. :(
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i dont get the point of the flareside
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its all on which style you prefer. flareside is kinda sportier than the styleside. IMO

I didnt want the big flares like the fx4 has and i didnt want the value package.
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calm down guys, lol i was not implying that i hate the 04+ models.
I wasn't worked up, just stating an opinion I didn't like the 04+ at first either til I saw a level II with a painted grill, then it didn't bother me at all.

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