• USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 6/23/2011 10:41am PDT

    The writing was on the wall many years ago for the Ford Ranger to die a slow death. Ford knew it but wasn't going to admit it.
    The next one that should be on the chopping block at GM should be the Colorado/Canyon.

  • fb_1224815454 avatar Jim Posted: 6/23/2011 12:13pm PDT

    I think this is a huge mistake by Ford. The new Ranger with a diesel engine would be a welcomed addition to the truck lineup My 2004 Ranger Edge is due to be replaced soon and it looks like I'll have only Nissan & Toyota to choose from since the Colorado is a POS. Many people just have the need for a full sized pick up and the F-150 won't fit in my garage. Heck, even some gated communities ban truck parking outside of the garage. Those folks will be SOL or driving a Tacoma/Frontier truck.

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 6/23/2011 1:06pm PDT

    @Jim, I can't say I disagree. Diesel aside (since it would cost too much to certify for the U.S.), Ford hasn't substantially updated the Ranger since 1997. Is there any wonder why sales have been dropping?

  • fb_100001547216105 avatar Nic Posted: 7/1/2011 6:53am PDT

    Is it true Rangers frame has been based on the model T for the past 21 years.
    Apparently FOrds idea of "world class" does not apply in the US. F150 is too big and is as attractive as the metal duct work in my basement. Hope Toyota and Isuzu come thru with true world class products for the US market.