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Old 04-23-2005, 02:37 AM
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Still on hold, but developing.
by Brenda Priddy (2005-04-18)

We've been waiting and waiting and waiting, and time after time the scheduled remake of the Ford Ranger has been put on hold - and this is no exception.

Although there are yards of vinyl covering crucial styling details, the model year 2006 only brings a facelift and freshening to the aging Ranger.

An all-new Ranger, codenamed P273, is now expected to arrive around 2010.
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can someone spell ugly?



Yes, its easy to call it ugly when its covered up.
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No kidding. A single-cab small pickup. Be still my beating heart ...

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Ford unveils 2007 Ranger in Thailand

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/03/...and/#more-1945

Ford unveils 2007 Ranger in Thailand

Ford today officially unveiled the 2007 Ranger for the Thai market. The truck in an entirely new model, unrelated to the vehicle currently on sale in the United States. Last week, we cited a report that indicated the new Ranger would not come to North America. Rumors have suggested Ford will discontinue the Ranger line all together in North America. The Thai Ranger is based heavily on the 4-Trac Concept shown late last year.

so thailand gets an all new ranger- and we continue on with the 20+ year old one...NICE!























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Why wouldn't they sell that in NA? looks nice.

And isn't the Ranger still the #1 selling compact Pickup in NA?
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Why wouldn't they sell that in NA? looks nice.

And isn't the Ranger still the #1 selling compact Pickup in NA?
Probably - they are pretty cheap (as in inexpensive).

IMO They should sell that diesel here in the states.
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The current line of Rangers was introduced in 1982 for the 1983 model year. ~The truck's diminshing sales have made the factory's future uncertain


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Ranger
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It's a shame we don't get the new one here.
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The U.S. gets Ford's sloppy seconds.
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First N/A doesn't get the Euro Focus, now this. Does Ford want to suceed in N/A. The Thai Ranger would liven up Ford's lower priced truck segment and this would be a true competitor to the Nissan, Honda, and Toyota.
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The interior looks well done.
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First N/A doesn't get the Euro Focus, now this. Does Ford want to suceed in N/A. The Thai Ranger would liven up Ford's lower priced truck segment and this would be a true competitor to the Nissan, Honda, and Toyota.
What does the Ranger have to do with the Ridgeline
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S
What does the Ranger have to do with the Ridgeline
They are both small-midsized trucks. The Thai Ranger would be a competitor to the Ridgeline.
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The Ford Sportrac is more of a Ridgeline competitor.
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Originally Posted by Maximized
They are both small-midsized trucks. The Thai Ranger would be a competitor to the Ridgeline.
Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tundra, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, are small/midsized trucks....the Ridgeline on the other hand is different...almost a niche truck. BTW the Ridgeline starts at 27k....Ranger starts at sub 20k. They are two different classes.
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Interior looks Toyota!
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pickups are more popular in Asia...
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S
Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tundra, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, are small/midsized trucks....the Ridgeline on the other hand is different...almost a niche truck. BTW the Ridgeline starts at 27k....Ranger starts at sub 20k. They are two different classes.
I wouldn't say so. That price compares more to Ford, GM's, and Chrysler. Those are full sized trucks and aren't competition to the Ridgeline. The Ridgeline is a niche truck with no real competitors, that's why I lumped it in with small/midsized trucks.
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I don't understand why Ford needs different product lines in different parts of the world. Wouldn't it make more sense financially to sell the same Focus and the same Ranger there and here too? I saw an episode of Top Gear with the Focus ST, that car appears to be alot more competive than the Focus they sell here. Why not just make the same Focus here too? I understand the need to adapt to different markets, but others can do that with the same model, they just put different options on the car. For example, the Corrolla is ensentially the same car across the world, no?
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The ridgeline starts at 27k because Honda only offers one model, that may make it a niche vehicle for Honda itself, but not overall because there are a lot of 4-door trucks that could be priced in the area of the Honda while offering similiar features.

Not really loving the exterior of the thai ranger, interior looks decent.
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Originally Posted by jwong77
I don't understand why Ford needs different product lines in different parts of the world. Wouldn't it make more sense financially to sell the same Focus and the same Ranger there and here too? I saw an episode of Top Gear with the Focus ST, that car appears to be alot more competive than the Focus they sell here. Why not just make the same Focus here too? I understand the need to adapt to different markets, but others can do that with the same model, they just put different options on the car. For example, the Corrolla is ensentially the same car across the world, no?
You kind of answered your own question, "...the need to adapt to different markets."

The only reason we do not see a Euro-model Focus or a Asian-model Ranger is because they figure that Americans, in general, will not buy it up in droves. And you also have to consider safety and emission features which differ between markets, which often contribute to the styling and design of the vehicles. Until they get better focus groups, we're stuck with the crud they believe that Americans will want to buy.

Besides, the JDM Corolla looks nothing like the USDM Corolla. Or even the Euro Corolla. You should have picked something like the RAV-4.
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Originally Posted by heyitsme
The ridgeline starts at 27k because Honda only offers one model, that may make it a niche vehicle for Honda itself, but not overall because there are a lot of 4-door trucks that could be priced in the area of the Honda while offering similiar features.

Not really loving the exterior of the thai ranger, interior looks decent.
I would think the Chevy Avalanche and Sport-Trac Explorer are more comparable to the Ridgeline.
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I would think the Chevy Avalanche and Sport-Trac Explorer are more comparable to the Ridgeline.
Very true. Though, I'd call the Avalanche a true full size truck. The Ridgeline is in a queer, gray area. Not quite full size, but bigger than the mid-sizers out there.
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New Ford Ranger arrives in Europe

The 2007 Ford Ranger, which debuted in Thailand earlier this week, has now debuted in Europe. All recent reports from a number of American publications have indicated that the new Ranger will not come to the United States. Previously, some had thought it was designed exclusively for the Thai market, but it turns out it will be offered globally. The Leftlane Perspective: Will the new Ford Ranger turn out the the Euro Ford Focus and only be offered over seas? If so, why is Ford offering superior products abroad, while we're stuck with older models at home. Time will tell…

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/03/...ves-in-europe/
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After almost 30 years and 7 million trucks, Ford will quit making the Ford Ranger compact pickup on Dec. 22, according to the United Auto Workers 879's June-August newsletter seen by Drive On friend Mike Levine at Pickuptrucks.com.

That UAW chapter covers workers at Ford's Twin Cities assembly plant in St. Paul, Minn., where the Ranger is built. The plant is slated to close when Ranger production ends.

"We are scheduled to run until December 22, 2011. The Leadership of Twin Cities Assembly Plant and its members thanked the UAW and Plant leaderships' for their support during these difficult times for our plant," said the newsletter, according to Levine.

Ranger production began in 1982 for the 1983 model year. The truck replaced the Ford Courier, which was based on the imported Mazda B-Series small truck. Ford wanted a scaled-down, lighter pickup than its full-size F-Series pickups -- one that could work hard, get good gas mileage and compete against small Japanese trucks such as the Datsun and Toyota pickups, and the U.S.-built Chevrolet and GMC S-Series pickups from GM.

Instead of replacing the Ranger in the U.S., it will push the F-150 with its new, higher-mpg, 3.7-liter V-6 -- which is a more profitable product for Ford. However, an all-new Ford Ranger for global markets elsewhere goes on sale later this year.
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I came in here looking for news on the '06 Ranger.....and come to find out the Ranger is being discontinued?!?!?!?
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He's following the protocol. Keeping news about a model in one continuous thread. I don't see the problem.
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2011 Ranger MSRP: 18,160.
2011 F-150 MSRP: 22,790.

How much can they close a $4,600 gap?
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I would have thought a very efficient Ranger would be the way to go. I can't count how many people have come into our dealership to buy a Kia sedan or SUV so they could keep their truck or get rid of it. A little turbo 4cyl pickup would probably sell, though the 4wd system for such a power plant most likely doesn't exist for ford. Hell do they have a turbo 4cyl? i dont even know.

I do know this country needs a really efficient truck, the f-150 may do it, but they could make something smaller and more efficient at the same time.
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They make 4 cylinder turbos... and there are rumors of a 4cyl turbo Mustang, which isn't a first. One of the reasons the SVO was discontinued was due to complaints from stock V8 owners getting their ass handed to them.
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2011 Ranger MSRP: 18,160.
2011 F-150 MSRP: 22,790.

How much can they close a $4,600 gap?
The sad truth is they can't. The problem is that the ranger is a great little truck for light duties. I don't think the F-150 comes in trim with rubber floors so you can just hose out the inside of the truck. Plus I don't see the need for a much bigger truck when a smaller one gets the job done. A good friend of mine uses a 1999 ford ranger everyday and it has upwards of 200K on it and it's still running great. In all honesty ford needs a wakeup call to realize that some people need a small truck and not an F-150.

I guess GM and Nissan and Toytota will appreciate the increase in sales
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Dodge seems to be taking the Dakota to a more full-size platform, and good luck to Chevy with their Colorado that was just named a worst buy. Ford really [had] something with the Ranger for the reasons you mentioned. I do have a buddy with a stripped F-150, only option is 4wd. It does have the rubber floor.
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