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I once and while drop in to talk to the sales person that sold me my ranger, and the question I always ask is "whats the word on the Ranger, is it coming back?" really he always seems to dance around the question. I look for postings here and other sites, some people seem to think the euro-ranger is going to show up in canada (to me it just looks like a ford explorer sport, kind of).... but thats just hear-say... if it was to show up any idea what the starting price would be or even if this is likely to happen?

I came across this and had a little laugh, Ford dropped the Ranger and figured that the Fiesta and Transit Connect would fill the hole..... really, whos dumb idea was that, whos bad research came up with this!!! These two models don't in any way fill the hole of my Ranger.

Old but never the less Read this.
http://www.autoblog.com/2011/06/22/u-s-ford-ranger-production-ending-this-december/
In speaking to Autoblog last year, Ford says that its research shows that the vast majority of Ranger customers don't even buy the vehicle because it's a pickup. Instead, these Rangers are sold because customers are looking for the least-expensive, most economical Ford vehicle available. Ford hopes that the Fiesta will fill this void for most people, as well as the Transit Connect, for those who need hauling capability
 


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No takers on this eh.
Does anyone know if ford ever came out and said that they would have something like Ranger again?
 

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The euro-ranger is too close to the F-150 to be sold here, only a few inches and pounds different.

I never read that one about the Fiesta and Transit, I guess it serves us right for hanging up on all those "survey/research idiots" who call at dinner time, lol.

I did read Ford thought "loyal" Ranger buyers would move to the F-150, and as for the rest???
F*'em, they are not "loyal"

Not a big deal to me, as long as there are used Rangers I will be driving one.
 
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F150 hmmm.... I like the F150 and would have got one but didn't need the size and generally speaking, bigger truck / bigger bill (parts, gas, etc) so the Ranger does me just fine. Really the mazda b series I guess could be called the substitute for the Ranger (say that reluctantly).... They are still building them, right.
 

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It's hard to say the Ranger was not successful, but Ford could have been even more successful if they had followed the trend of more seating. I was forced into the F150 (yes, I am loyal to the oval) because my 3 kids no longer fit in a Ranger. The Dakota, Colorado, and Tacoma all had an actual back seat. Ford went the Explorer Sport Trac route, and it wound up being a bad decision IMO.

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I probably fit in that category of people who got a pickup because it was cheap and wasn't necessarily looking for a truck.

Back in 83 the first new vehicle I ever got was an 83 Nissan bare bones short bed pickup. It was a small lightweight pickup and about as cheap as any new vehicle that could be found at the time.

I would have been happy with a car, but by that time most cars had become front wheel drive, small econo boxes. I disliked the front wheel drive handing with a passion. The pickup was easier to get in and out of as it was at a natural height rather than most cars that were really low to sit in. Gave me rear wheel drive which even with the light rear end I preferred.

There is zero chance any of those alternatives they mentioned would have had any appeal to me at that time or even now.

Despite the big jump in fuel prices in the early 2000s the build of many vehicles seems just massive to me. I have to think the directions regulations push things, probably safety make it impossible to build something as light as that Nissan pickup these days. Can't even find cars that lightly built. So it seems to me that the Ranger got legislated out of existence as much as any alternatives.

I totally don't think this crossover craze...seems like a new way to re-label the old station wagon except a bit more SUVish. The whole attraction of SUVs as I saw it was that they were cars built on truck bodies and were able to be built as a truck and get outside the regulations that had been making cars pretty blah back in the late 80s and 90s. The idea of downgrading to a unibody more car like vehicle is unappealing to me.
 


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