The Ranger returns to the USA

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  1. Mitlov

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    Nailed the looks. The mechanicals are interesting because it's a one size fits all approach. 2.3L Ecoboost shared with the Mustang, mated to a ten speed auto. No numbers announced, but based on what it does in the Mustang, should be class leading. But it will be larger and more expensive than the old Ranger, and some may not like that.
     
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    Truck interiors sure have changed over the years. From the early 70's on I'd be afraid to do actual dirty work and then get into one of the newer ones, they are too pretty. :)

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    I'd say that 1969 interior is the best of the lot, and the easiest to get dirty, especially in that white-and-red two-tone. Gorgeous, if not practical.

    (On the other end of the spectrum, that 1985 interior just screams "malaise era")
     
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    My Ferd is best Ferd 'cause I'm the first one who gets to say, "Danger Ranger."
     
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    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Yeah 2.3 Ecoboost in a workhorse truck? No thanks. I know so many people with lemons with those doggone things. Yes yes economy turbo for CAFE, except I want an engine that lasts more than 100k miles.
     
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    Never owned a Ford and not a brand fanboy or anything. Just thought the Ranger looked really cool and I'm glad to see the midsize truck market taking off again after being just a Tacoma/Frontier scene for years (first Colorado, now this).
     
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    The Ranger will probably be quite good. If there is one competency at Ford, it’s building solid trucks.


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    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    The problem with small/mid sized trucks is by the time you got any decent options (crew cab, 4WD, the 6 cylinder engine option) you were at half ton truck prices, and those things are discounted a ton all the time. You can get most V8 half tons for 30k or less with 4WD when you bargain down.

    Well the T6 generation Ranger has been on sale for nearly 7 years and underpins the Everest too. But the international Ranger is built around a price point and pretty much only sells with a diesel and a manual transmission. I feel the Ranger losing the diesel and the manual....it's just an average truck. You can get a manual in all other trucks. Hopefully the redesigned Frontier will get that 4 cylinder diesel like the prototype offroad Frontier had a few years back.
     
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    The diesel Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon is really nice. Too bad the upgrade is $3,730.

    The Power Stroke diesel in the Ford Super Duty is $9,000.
     
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