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Old 08-29-2016
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Saw a newer crew cab ranger today

Looks like it came from overseas. Never seen one in person before.









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Interesting to see. Could be a test vehicle of some sort.
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Could be a test vehicle of some sort.
I hope not.
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Ugh! Ugly! Bring back the old body style!

It's all.....(shudder) euro....

Nothing against euro, but the Ranger so does not need to be euro-ized.
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Looks like some sort of SUV/Range Rover hybrid.
Doesn't really look like a truck...
Having that full back seat and useless short box doesn't help much either.
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This looks much better...

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I live in Detroit, rumor has it the new Ranger will be the Explorer Sport with a name change. Just saying!
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That I wouldn't mind.
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Ugh! Ugly! Bring back the old body style!

It's all.....(shudder) euro....

Nothing against euro, but the Ranger so does not need to be euro-ized.
Have you seen the Transit line, or the Focus/Fiesta? Get used to it man. Auto manufacturers are getting closer and closer to globalization of every vehicle in their lineup.
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I hope not.
I wouldn't buy one.
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Have you seen the Transit line, or the Focus/Fiesta? Get used to it man. Auto manufacturers are getting closer and closer to globalization of every vehicle in their lineup.
Sad but true, 'zilla. Sad, but true.

Globalization in it of itself isn't terrible, I suppose. My biggest problem is this new style that every manufacturer is going with is a copy/paste and it seemingly isn't tailored to work for the vehicle in the first place.

Take the white ranger up there in the pics. Aside it being the Ford Ranger, for some reason, it's body lines are boring and it's cosmetics are uninspiring at best. Granted, this is low hanging fruit being a single color (not even a metallic one at that) with absolutely nothing on it, no mods to speak of, and stamped steel wheels; basically a fleet vehicle if I ever saw one.

It looks to me like they took a box with a bed on it, stuck some euro headlights on it, barely even profiled the tip of the hood to the top of the roof lines, and just ever so slightly pulled out the wheel wells just enough so that you can't call it flat and said 'alright, done, ship it'.

Now, had they actually gave it some real curves and other features on it, it might not actually look terrible. But as it sits now, it's so minimalist it's unreal.

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The license plates are obscured... Probably was a vehicle owned by visitors from Mexico... the "International Ranger" (built in Thailand, I think) is available in Mexico.
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It looks to me like they took a box with a bed on it, stuck some euro headlights on it, barely even profiled the tip of the hood to the top of the roof lines, and just ever so slightly pulled out the wheel wells just enough so that you can't call it flat and said 'alright, done, ship it'.

Now, had they actually gave it some real curves and other features on it, it might not actually look terrible. But as it sits now, it's so minimalist it's unreal.

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You just described the 1997-2014 F150's. lol.
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Yeah, pretty much. At least if you put a stepside bed on the F150 (before they got rid of that option) it would look....somewhat OK. Never noticed that until now, lol.

You know, it seems like real close to 1996 is when everything started becoming.... less.... good looking, with a few exceptions. I say 96 specifically, because that's when OBDII was standardized and put on every car/truck/suv/van/everything. Standards seem to bring boringness with them in most cases.
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I think there might eventually come a point where vehicles are no longer aesthetically pleasing, and we can thank government regulation and society as a whole for that.
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That makes me sad. It really does.
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I'll buy one of these any day it arrives!
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Holding out to see 2018/2019 Ranger

I test-drove a 2016 Chevy Colorado Crew 4x2 with the Duramax Diesel and 6-speed automatic...decided to wait until Ford releases the new Ranger before I decide. Currently driving a Jeep Wrangler, but I want to get back into a truck (and not a Jeep Wrangler truck...)
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Well it was reported on the News today when Ford announced the move of their small car production to Mexico. They actually said that building larger vehicles like the Ranger would be done in the vacated plants in Michigan!!!!!! It's coming!!!
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If that's what they'll be putting out, I hope it sinks like a stone.

If they can't reuse the old design with some tweaks, at least a pickup version of the new explorer would look better. Front end of the explorer but with a cab and bed with a marginally longer wheel base. That, I would buy.
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