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Old 06-23-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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U.S. Ford Ranger Production to End December 22

Looks like the mini truck is officially dead.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/06...-uaw-says.html

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After almost 30 years, Ford Ranger production will end Dec. 22, according to the United Auto Workers 879’s June-August newsletter. Chapter 879 covers factory workers at Ford's Twin Cities assembly plant where the Ranger is built.

"We are scheduled to run until December 22, 2011. The Leadership of Twin Cities Assembly Plant and its members thanked the UAW and Plant leaderships’ for their support during these difficult times for our plant," said the newsletter.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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def did not see that one coming.
surprising that they would end their small truck
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:59 AM   #3
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It's time to end that truck... Seems Ford was neglecting it over the last few years.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:05 PM   #6
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Dumb in my opinion. They should have just updated it but Ford doesn't care since the 150 sells like pancakes.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #7
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Doesn't the Ranger outsells the Frontier? Lol
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:20 PM   #8
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:23 PM   #10
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But then there's this line...

"However, an all-new Ford Ranger for global markets outside North America goes on sale later this year."

In this day and age of $4 gas, I find it crazy that all these companies would be eliminating the small truck. I want Toyota to go back the way of the 1st gen .. and drop 750lbs of weight while they're at it.
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But then there's this line...

"However, an all-new Ford Ranger for global markets outside North America goes on sale later this year."

In this day and age of $4 gas, I find it crazy that all these companies would be eliminating the small truck. I want Toyota to go back the way of the 1st gen .. and drop 750lbs of weight while they're at it.
That global Ranger won't make it here.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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I loved the ranger, wished they had updated it, Ford made a mistake there, not sure where I read it (I think it was Four Wheeler or Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road) but GM is ending production of the Canyon and Colorado, not that I was a big fan, I just think it creates less competition for the Tacoma, potentially causing it to go to crap.
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I loved the ranger, wished they had updated it, Ford made a mistake there, not sure where I read it (I think it was Four Wheeler or Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road) but GM is ending production of the Canyon and Colorado, not that I was a big fan, I just think it creates less competition for the Tacoma, potentially causing it to go to crap.
POTENTIALLY ???
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:40 PM   #15
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POTENTIALLY ???
Just my thought, there is potential for it to happen.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:15 PM   #16
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f150 is only 13% bigger than the ranger. So i guess instead of a complete make over they threw a v6 in the 150 to replace the ranger. Every time they do a complete makeover ford goes bigger anyway. Just like the new tacomas are pretty much the same size as the old tundras.
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I like the size of the ranger. Very compact. I like how big the tacoma is, but sometimes I wish the gen2 was the size of the 1st gen.

Also, those rangers get pretty shitty mileage considering their size.
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I think this may increase the value of our vehicles.
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I think this may increase the value of our vehicles.
Same thing i was thinking. I was looking to see how much I could sell my taco for if I needed to and I can still sell it for what I paid for 1 year ago.
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