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Old 09-05-2006
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Look in this months issue of diesel power and there is a guy that put a cummins in a power wagon aftermarket. He isn't experiencing any problems.

Yeah, I am debating on either an older 350 diesel or a dodge with a cummins. I can build so much power out of a cummins that it isn't even funny.
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I would buy a colorado but they don't have enough HP in them, be nice to have a V8...I think the biggest motor is a 3.7 Vortec I dunno if thats good or not, lol
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Yeah a 2.9L 4 cylinder? craziness.. and that odd ball I-5.. haha I can vouch for this statement as I have driven one and say that it does NOT feel like 240 horses, feels slower than a 4.0L even on par with my 3.0L, and the terrible noise the engine makes, ughh.. Plus it looks like butt. I dont know why you would by one of those instead of a ranger, i'd rather have a frontier for sure than the colorado, IF the ranger were to be ceased. Although that's only if I HAVE to buy new, i have no problem buying used what so ever. But that's just me.
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Either way, a Subaru is prolly going to be in my future way before another Ford...that is, unless Folrd can pull their heads out.

Get that Ford? Or do I need to spell it out in crayons and pretty drawings?
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I vote to drop in the 300 hp 4.6L out of the new Mustang and do that "displacement on damand" (Chevy) or whatever Dodge does with the HEMI where it goes from 8 to 4 cylinders at no load.

Oh yeah....needs to run on E85 too. **** on foreign oil.

While I'm on a roll.....lets go with 33" tires, electronic lockers, DVD and navigation, 4 real doors,....in other words, the ultimate Ranger. SWEET.
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That's true, But I rarely see any rangers newer than 03. I Read somewhere there sales are down 45 percent from the peak in about 2002 or something. That's huge. I personally think they let it go too far to keep the Ranger name. There will be a replacement but it till be some Ghey new age name like Trapezoid, or something along those lines.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincitie...8/daily39.html


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I see a lot of 04+ around me.

down 45% from what ? If they were the number one selling truck and went down 45% they could still be in the top 5 and still selling pretty good. I am not sure just how good they were selling maybe not number one but they have always been selling very well. That article said 6,000 trucks got sold in one month. That's still a lot. I don't know but if i had to guess I would bet that the ranger is giving the colorado a run for its money in sales.

Even if they have something instore for 2010 think about it the 2007 models are out so that makes it less then 3 years away.
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Cummins FTW!
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does ford even know there are ranger boards?
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I'm pretty sure the ranger is close to the colorado in sales, but I don't think that's saying too much. From what I hear the reviews on the colorado aren't that great... mostly because it's got the least power in it's class. My uncle just bought an '06 and I was pretty unimpressed when I drove it. & I heard the other day that Billy Ford stepped down as CEO, so who knows about the future of the ranger right now, we'll have to wait & see what the new CEO's game plan is I guess.
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2010 will be the last year of the ranger
according to this article: "Their current union contract guarantees those jobs through 2007 at the Twin Cities plant"(the only one that produces the ranger)"
"Future product plans surrounding Ford compact pickups will be announced closer to the end of Ford Ranger production in Twin Cities in 2008."

That will be the end of the Ranger built there,Ford has decieded to close down that plant, it remains to be seen if the european version or whatever they call it will be exported here.

http://www.blueovalnews.com/index.ph..._articleid=230
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seriously i think its a real dumb idea to cut the ranger... when ya got a good thing goin then y change it... so they say they arnt makin good sale well do somethin about it beef it up a bit shift it around and leave out the rice...
personaly i think tht the ranger is the ideal truck for ppl in the states... i mean damn good gas miliage.. lol well im my 4 banger... they can take a beating.. well woth the money and can deffinately tote the load...
i personaly love the way the rangers have come along i mean look at the edge... fx level 4 and stx they are just all around bad ***....
me personaly im rather bothered by Ford's decesion to knock off the ranger.... but then again what can I do?...im only 1 person in the world of 90% ricers!

no offence to all of you here of course....

D im with you on this 1!
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EDIT: I can't spell today, Ford can't see the forest for the trees, we'll call it even...

I will be a testimonial...

Had Ford offered a 4 door ranger, I would not be driving the GMC I have now.

I wanted something with more space, but don't care for the F150's much. I looked at the crew cab Colorado/Canyon's, but the only thing they beat the Ranger on is the size (the crew cab models are actually very roomy). Looked into Explorers and Sport Tracks, but I didn't want an SUV, I wanted a truck.

So there you go Ford, you had a sale, but lost it because you won't do the one thing that will take the Ranger back to the top .

PS - Make a 4 door, and it will be my next purchase. Make a 4 door diesel, and I'll buy a gas for DD (lowered, of course), and Diesel for work (lifted, of course).
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i pretty much agree with everyone here my sweet ranger is due for an overhaul the taco as much as i hate it is a better truck except i dont like the plastic bed thing they got goin on. im a hardcore truck fanatic i heck all i own is trucks 3 to be exact my precious ranger an 87 f150 and a 98 s-10 i refuse to buy imports.but the fact of the matter is if my current brand continues to fail through the years ill be forced to move on to gm or daimler chrysler co. which i really dont wanna do. long live ford
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freak those toys, i love my Fx off road ranger. man i hate when people say these trucks are outdated. if i want a 4door ill buy a car? trucks back in the day didnt have these 4doors just a solid built truck. either 2wheel drive or 4x4. if i want to haul people around ill use the wifes car. i have plenty of room in my truck for junk. hell i had the whole back loaded with presents on christmas. these trucks are starting to look like big cars with these 4 doors and stuff. leave the freakin things alone. i see rangers all over the place. people like the simple truck look. if i had my way id buy the xl 2wheel drive 2.3 manual ranger and put some neat wheels on it. 25 to 30mpg sounds good to me.
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