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For offroading and towing, i would say the new 2.5 durawotsit is better than your 4.0L V8's. It'll pull just as hard and use half the fuel.
Sadly our 4.0L gas engines are V6's.. not V8. Although I suspect the rest of your post is dead on.

The Ranger is not (an has never been) available in the US w/ a V8. What is extra pathetic is that an F150 w/ a 4.6L V8 gets almost as good as (if not better) gas mileage than a Ranger w/ a 4.0L V6..

..The catch is the F150 costs quite a bit more!
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So, part of this question is: would you pay $30-35k for a Ranger? Yeah, I'm not sure I would either..
Definitely not! lol

I'd be more than happy to buy the US compliant Ranger diesel to swap into my truck though. I'd glady get a salvage/rebuilt title for my truck to do it to bypass the emissions laws holding me back from swapping in anything but a 4.0L in Pennsylvania as well.
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So, part of this question is: would you pay $30-35k for a Ranger? Yeah, I'm not sure I would either..
If it was a 4x4 crew cab with leather seats and a diesel, I would pay 30, 35 is a bit high......
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i wondered how long it was gonna take for someone to point out that the 300's were 6 cyl not 5. and i would love to have a diesel for my ranger. but it would have to be standard.
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It is annoying how a F-250 4x4 Supercab diesel can match or even slightly top my 4.0 Rangers gas mileage. That's the reason I would consider a diesel in a Ranger. It would most likely get incredible fuel mileage and would pay for itself over time even though it may be a sticker shock situation at purchase time. I haven't looked at new prices for awhile, but I seem to recall the F-250/350/450/550 Powerstroke diesel option was around $6K over the gas engine model.
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6K over because of the diesel option...but.........take into account a diesel hold a higher retail value, plus get's better gas mileage than a similarly equipped truck with a gasoline engine. Now say you pay twice or even three times as much as gas over a year than you do on diesel fuel and in actuality the diesel could become cheaper that the gasoline vehicle.
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and also it is a smaller than the huge ones put into F series. but i really doubt that ford would charge less, they're dbags and would rather screw us to pocket more profit.
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An awful lot of posts on this one..

Diesel engines produce tremdous low end torque while using little fuel to do it. And because of the combustion ratios needed all the parts have to be very strong as compaired to a gasoline engine. It's the high compression, lean burn, and strong parts that make diesels attractive to real men.

And to say that you don't like the noise or smell? Well.. your not a real guy in my book. Hum.. I think the gaydar's going off on that one. (j/k)


All we'd need is an all iron inline 4 cylinder turbo diesel. That configuration of a powerplant would easily support 500ft lbs of torque w/o much modification. The rear end would take it.. but the auto tranny would need some improvements. (the mustang guys can break a stock one at around 450rwtq.

I'd definately be a buyer if they came out with one for the US markets.

Rich
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And to say that you don't like the noise or smell? Well.. your not a real guy in my book. Hum.. I think the gaydar's going off on that one. (j/k)


Rich
You know it buddy.... x11 billion
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