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Will 02-21-2009 11:34 PM

Why does Europe get to set the standard
 
I swear ford's trying to kill the ranger. If they did it'd be a dumb move.
I'm hoping that the ranger for america does not look like this

Link:
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/02/18/g...pean-makeover/

To me it looks like a Sport trac, in europe they call it the Ranger Wild Trac/ Ranger Thunder (Canada). Ford would be better off just renaming the sport trac. I'm telling you guys what, as a ranger enthusiest it disheartens me to see this.

I was sittin there talkin to steve about this with my dad the other week. They're prepping to put a 5.0 back in the pony anyways, a 5.0 fits in a ranger no problem. Why not just re-enforce the frame some more (im not sure if the frame is fully boxed or not) but Im sure if it could tow up to 10K lbs and a V8, truck sales for them would sky rocket.

/End rant

tmon930 02-22-2009 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Will (Post 76798)
...truck sales for them would sky rocket.

not that they need it to do that. isn't there an f-150 sold every three seconds or something?

Will 02-22-2009 02:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmon930 (Post 76801)
not that they need it to do that. isn't there an f-150 sold every three seconds or something?

Im not exactly sure of that, I just dont wanna own the last of a dying breed. My engine is already extinct when it come to the ranger platform.

Found out the rangers front end is boxed frame the rest is not.

tmon930 02-22-2009 02:58 AM

everyone just needs to buy a chevy silverado or canyon anywayz... lolz

dan 02-22-2009 03:19 AM

i'll stick with my dodge trucks..

Bonemaro 02-22-2009 11:23 AM

That Ranger is pure sexiness.

Crazed98Camaro 02-22-2009 12:46 PM

I see rangers everywhere around here.

I mean every turn. Theres one.

freakv6 02-22-2009 03:06 PM

looks like a nissan exterra to me.

as for the whole v8 things. dont count on it happening anytime soon. GM has already all but canceled there development on the v8 colorado/canyon. The biog 3 are all not going to focus on mpg's and making the government happy since they gave them the loan.

Will 02-22-2009 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freakv6 (Post 76815)
looks like a nissan exterra to me.

as for the whole v8 things. dont count on it happening anytime soon. GM has already all but canceled there development on the v8 colorado/canyon. The biog 3 are all not going to focus on mpg's and making the government happy since they gave them the loan.

Yeah, the european ranger is made in a toyota plant.


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