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Return of The Ford Courier?


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Since 2018, there has been talk about Ford bringing back the Ford Courier as a smaller pickup under the Ranger. This pickup would be based off of the Ford Fusion.

You can find more details and photos in my article at:

https://www.blueovaltrucks.com/ford_articles/return-of-the-ford-courier/

What do you think? Should Ford bring back a mini pickup? What do you think about it being a unibody construction based off of the Ford Fusion?
 


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Well that certainly is.... Australian....

Those types of cars never really caught on in america and I can't see that changing. They love em down in kangaroo country though.
 

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I just want to put a coyote in it. If it truly is a fusion we know it will fit and take the newer mustang subframe for the rear suspension and maybe the front I think.



P.s. let the vehicular hermaphrodite jokes begin.
 

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So will there be a tranny in that car?
 

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BLASPHEMY!!!!! My mustang had a trunk rack originally. I thought it was the most horrible thing in existence and I threw it out the day I brought it home. Turns out the weirdo guys who need "numbers matching" cars go ape for them and they are worth a fortune... I built my car as a 60s era hot rod and could care less about what's original. I just stick to the vintage with the exception of adding power disc brakes because I value the ability for a 300hp car to be able to stop without swerving violently.
 

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Get rid of the roof racks and I'd buy one in a heartbeat. So what if it's a unibody...VW and Honda proved that their viable.
Besides, it's a light duty vehicle...your not going to load it up with a ton of 2x4's or twenty bags of concrete mix.
Just my opinion, but the 2 door looks great. 4 door could compete with the Honda Ridgeline.
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your not going to load it up with a ton of 2x4's or twenty bags of concrete mix.
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I love the picture - look at the interior through the windshield and you can see the rear seats!

I like the concept though.
 

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Meh. I predict it will end up being something similar to the Focus-based Transit Connect. Companies that need the utility of the pickup body without needing to worry about passenger capacity but want high fuel economy will buy a bunch of them and outside of that they will be rare for individuals to own.
 

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Makes me think of the first Ford Ranchero based on the Falcon and the smaller 80's Chevy El Camino's
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Could just make the ranger into an actual small pickup again instead of the same size as an f150... :dunno:

All the small pickups, tacomas, rangers and colorado's are barely different than their "full size" counterparts. A ranger bedside shouldn't require a ladder to throw crap in. I really doubt these things will sell. Chevy tried and failed miserably to sell a ute in america. Granted it was an abomination...
 

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This one looks sorta Subaru-ish

 

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Why do they have to make them look so car like? Do they want to take market share from Subaru?
 

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I'm sure they do...
 


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