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Old 01-11-2017, 10:59 AM   #15
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It just seems like there is an awfully large gap between the little pickups and the big ones. Like Goldilocks, I want something "just right!" In 1993 I bought a four door S-10 Blazer with the Vortec V-6 and the tow package. It was the perfect size for towing my Burro as would the S-10 pickup of that vintage have been. Unfortunately, neither GM nor Ford seems to recognize that exact niche as being needful to fill. It seems that they think we "need" bigger trucks with more (and of course more expensive) options. ��

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Old 01-11-2017, 11:46 AM   #16
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Years ago I had a 1985 F150 standard cab 4x4 . Size L=208", W=69", H=74".

My 2012 Frontier crew cab 4x4 is L=205' W=73", H=70".

A 2016 F150 XL 4x4 standard cab L=209,W=80" (97" with mirrors ! ), H=77".

I'm not sure if the '85 width included the mirrors but the Frontier does. Longer, no to much. But certainly wider. At over 8'on the current F150, I wonder how many mirrors collisions occur?

Edit- I also had a 1991 Ranger STX SB 4x4 L=194, W=67, and H=64
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:04 PM   #17
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They don't fit in stalls because the areas marked for parking have gotten smaller over the years. I don't consider my truck to be a piece of crap either. Fortunately my health and ability still allows me easy entry and exit out of my 4x4 pickup. We each buy what we want and our budget allows. That goes for build-type, size and weight of a travel trailer. Lighten up Stude, it's all good.
The auto industry is a monkey see monkey do industry, subject to extreme conformity. There have been few times in my life when any one of them has actually hit the target for what I wanted. So I see it as very rare for a buyer to actually be able to buy what he wants. Of course it is most common for consumer's to want what they are told to want, which in some perverted way I suppose, is to "buy what you want".
Even when I get what I want, it is a compromise that requires modification.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:18 PM   #18
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Ford Rangers are great I am on my second one a 2010 , great for towing my Surf-Side . But they are really a Mazda , Ford only stuck on the emblems. My first one was a 1991 and left me with 237,000 km and strong as ever- it was written off due to hail damage with the next owner . Do not what I will do when this one gets too old. Maybe keep it as a vintage.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:24 PM   #19
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Ford Rangers are great I am on my second one a 2010 , great for towing my Surf-Side . But they are really a Mazda , Ford only stuck on the emblems...
I'm pretty sure it's the other way round. Mazda stuck their logo on a Ford design. Mazda sold Rangers rebadged as B2300 and B3000 pickups. Ditto the Mazda Navajo (rebadged 2-door Explorer) and Tribute (rebadged Escape). The earlier Ford Courier was a Mazda rebadged as a Ford to compete with Datsun and Toyota mini-pickups. That ended because of the chicken tax.

http://forums.mazdaworld.org/102-626...onnection.html

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I'm pretty sure it's the other way round. Mazda stuck their logo on a Ford design. Mazda sold Rangers rebadged as B2300 and B3000 pickups. Ditto the Mazda Navajo (rebadged 2-door Explorer) and Tribute (rebadged Escape). The earlier Ford Courier was a Mazda rebadged as a Ford to compete with Datsun and Toyota mini-pickups.
Correct. Mine was made at the Ford plant in Edison, N.J.
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. But they are really a Mazda , Ford only stuck on the emblems.
Let me chime in and agree with those who have pointed out your error!
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Ford is also planning on building a hybrid F150 which will hit the markets in 2020. The hybrid appears to be targeted for people who use their truck for commuting and are not concerned with high towing / hauling capabilities. I know many people who like driving trucks yet never haul / tow anything so the hybrid may be a good fit.
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GM offered hybrid versions of the Silverado/Sierra a while back. I don't think they sold very many.
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