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Old 03-10-2008, 12:38 PM   #43
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Two thoughts come to mind regarding the Ranger shutdown in 2009. Non-crew cab Rangers might get very cheap and you might consider the small F-150.

I wouldn't worry about repairs on a Ranger because there are so many of them out there now (I didn't notice until I bought one) that even if Ford dropped all repairs (they wouldn't) there would be plenty of after-market support from third parties.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:28 PM   #44
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Someone on Yahoo Scampers said Ford was dropping the Rangers to make a slightly bigger truck instead, but said Mazda-Ford will keep making the little ones.

http://www.twincities.com/ci_8442601

This is apparently the only plant making Rangers; don't know where they make Mazda. Reportedly, everyone was buying the crew cab models, plus the low end of the F-150 line gets about the same mileage as the Ranger w/V6 and has more capacities for about $3K more.

Time will tell.
Why do cars and truck get bigger and bigger every model change? Why cant they hold at "small"?

I want a smaller truck than my ranger (not isuzu PUP small)... just a bit smaller with a four banger turbo deisel. They have them in Austraila.... sigh.
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I guess it's because North Americans like their trucks big. Seems like Ford would be working on a line of small, fuel-efficient trucks rather than going with the larger one, but it may have made more sense to them to close out a defined portion of the business.

It says to me that they don't really think that fuel prices will affect the market in the long run. Toyota apparently also believes that with their Tundra.

I still remember seeing a German couple with their Euro-spec Nissan diesel, getting low 20's with their camper body on it.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:34 AM   #46
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Maybe I read too fast but does this mean they have the four cylinder diesel Rangers and what not in Canada? I know thy have them in Europe. I would die to buy one if they had 'em here.

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Nope, no small diesel half-tons in Canada (except for some old right-hand drives imported from asia) Cam
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