Canada Military - Veteran
- Jun 3, 2020
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- Niagara Region, Ontario
- Vehicle Year
- Make / Model
- Ford Ranger
- Engine Type
- 2.3 (4 Cylinder)
- 2WD / 4WD
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That was the reason before the world turned upside down.Over inflated and/or the dollar is losing vlaue.
I noticed that on a lot of GM lots. All dealer ads are about "Wanting Your Trade In"......I think I'll hang onto my Ranger a bit longer.That was the reason before the world turned upside down.
Around me nobody is trading in, the local Ford dealer is 2/3 empty. My inlaws work at a huge dealer in Nebraska and as of last weekend they had one (1) Super Duty on the lot and it was used.
The only tractor on the lot at the local JD dealer is a old International 1086.
It is a weird time.
Used is overinflated because they cant get parts to build new ones.
The plant that is building Rangers and Broncos is actually shutting down for two weeks because they can't get parts, Bronco scheduling is totally whacked out because of parts shortages. I haven't heard anything specific to the Ranger side of things, we have a Bronco on order so I have kinda followed them.
Some poor sod at the F-150 plant is driving the trucks to parking lots and ripping modules out of them so they can be installed in more trucks to be driven to storage. They are running out of nooks and crannys to store them so they are going to be idling that plant for awhile too.
At a time when demand is at all time highs for pickup trucks, Ford is unable to sell thousands of them due to parts shortageswww.wcpo.com
And then when computer chips become available somebody is going to get a ton of practice installing modules in trucks so they can actually be sold.
So if you want a new one order it but plan on waiting for awhile. The used market is going to be jacked up for a long time because of this.
Like the east coast gas shortage because of that hack on the pipeline?Artificial scarcity and it's implications in the supply whip are going to be epic.
I'm a bit south of the Great White North but even here a 2wd truck is about useless 3 or 4 months a year.There are ONLY 4x4 Rangers in Canada.
There is a SuperCab rear sear delete option. We considered it, but to be honest, it's cheap hard plastic and looks gnarly compared to the upholstered rear seats.Supercab should have a rear seat delete like in my 2011. I just use for storage.
The transmission has been run through it's paces in other vehicles in the Ford Fleet and is a joint venture with GM. They get to use the transmission in their vehicles and Ford gets to use one of the GM transmissions in theirs. I think it's a 6-speed.My preferred choice. I'm even leery on the 10 speed automatic.
They couldn't ditch the seat backs while they were at it?There is a SuperCab rear sear delete option. We considered it, but to be honest, it's cheap hard plastic and looks gnarly compared to the upholstered rear seats.
We just took out the seat bottoms and I covered the storage trays with some tool box drawer liners. The seat belts work great as "adjustable tie downs" and if you go to sell the truck, just put the seat bottoms back in and the dealer won't ding you for not having rear seating.
We bought an XL.. notice the rubber floor.. works great.