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Ford scales back truck, SUV production

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http://money.cnn.com/2008/05/20/news/companies/ford_trucks.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008052017


The U.S. version of the Ranger is still being made, but production is expected to end next year when Ford closes the St. Paul, Minn., plant that makes it. Ford is considering bringing a global version of the Ranger, which is made in Thailand, to the U.S. market in addition to the F-100 depending on gas prices, according to one of the people. The global Ranger is slightly smaller than the U.S. Ranger.
 


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i dont understand, i love my ranger, and i dont want them to discontinue it, even though i know they will, and have known for a while, someone in the FORD executive offices need to step up and tell them that the ranger is a very successful little truck, its affordable and its good on gas and it is a truck...
 

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i dont understand, i love my ranger, and i dont want them to discontinue it, even though i know they will, and have known for a while, someone in the FORD executive offices need to step up and tell them that the ranger is a very successful little truck, its affordable and its good on gas and it is a truck...
They were going to shut down a year or two ago, but have kept it going because it was selling so well. Right now it is making a fool out of the competion (from newer trucks even) The only competing truck outselling it is the Tacoma, the Ranger is still vastly outselling the Colorado and Frontier.

If they have to start importing trucks from Tailand because they can't afford the build them here I almost wish they would just close up shop.

Ford can keep a secret if they want, nobody even knows what the power ratings for the 2009 F-150 are yet. They are either going to downsize the F-150 or import the Tialand truck, not both. Personaly I wouldn't be surprised to see a F-100 riding on an Explorer running gear.
 

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That Thai Ranger is going to be expensive if it is imported. There is a tariff on imported trucks.

The other alternative is to manufacture it here.
 

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