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New Ford Ranger mega thread

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by dnlskier, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Jul 11, 2018 at 11:44 PM
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    jayrobot

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    Ok that makes a little more sense then! So the Ranger is Fords answer to the Tacoma amongst other “mid-sized” makes they’re wanting to compete with? A little late to the game from thier Ranger hiatus though I’d say...thier sales might likely start off with a Ford cult following or loyal to the brand but wanting something smaller than what they currently offer. Does anyone know if the ranger is going to come in a double cab flavor to keep up with the times? I personally have a hard time imagining it. Last image in my head of a Ranger I had was from back in the day when it wasn’t even access an cab. But I wasn’t into trucks back then so I probably didn’t pay attention. What I could confidently say though is it’s very rare to still see the last gen Ranger ever made on the road still, but toyota trucks still out weigh vintage volume still in use on the road, that makes me feel real good!
     
  2. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:13 AM
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    I like it so far.

    Good to have competition between the brands,keeps Toyota on their feet for changes on Gen 3's later on down the road
     
  3. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:30 AM
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    Extended and double cabs, no regular cab. Just like GM and Toyota from what I’ve read.
     
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  4. Jul 12, 2018 at 2:28 AM
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    The chevy colorado and I'd bet the ford ranger will have the same looking interior.. boring. Not sure why but as others noted - the chevy inside looks like a cavalier and the ranger will be very taurus. (I personally think it's the fabrics and plastics they use) very public transport .
     
  5. Jul 12, 2018 at 2:48 AM
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    I think it looks like a Hilux.

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  6. Jul 12, 2018 at 4:46 AM
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    Or a Honda Ridgeline.

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  7. Jul 12, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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    Fired Ridgeline designers now working for Ford ?
     
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  8. Jul 12, 2018 at 4:53 AM
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    The Ranger and Colorado look so european in styling. I think its ironic that the only company putting out an american-styled midsized truck is Japanese.
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:03 AM
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    The rounded front ends of the Ranger and Colorado look more like SUV designs than the traditional squared look of trucks.

    Even with the upcoming Ranger, I still anticipate the Tacoma being the sales leader amongst the group.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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    The new Ranger looks like a modern truck, where as the new Tacoma looks like a heavily face lifted 2nd gen, which is both good and bad. Depending on how much you like the 2nd gen, and Toyota's current styling.

    I've never been a Ford fan, for various reasons. I have always like the looks of their trucks as far back as I can remember.

    I've always liked the Ranger, but when compared to a Toyota compact the Toyota has always come ahead in my book.

    10 speeds? That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

    Taurus styling? I think the Taurus looks good for what it is.

    Right now I like the new Ranger over the 3rd gen. Might just be the new girl in the class factor. She's different, looks good, and I haven't heard about all of her problems yet.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:16 AM
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    I like boring interiors especially on a truck. I only care about ergonomic, and ease of use.
     
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    I think the Ranger looks a little better than the Hilux. I'm not a fan of over styling and the Tacoma to me is more busy and aggressive than them all. The problem with the Hilux is the long swept headlights, like an aging movie star with the corners of their eyes pulled tight after a facelift. The Ranger is more conservative and has lower bed sides, not trying to be so stylish. I keep vehicles until their wheels falls off so I find that things that are fashionable tend not hold up over time and eventually look dated.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:18 AM
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  14. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:22 AM
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    Not sure if you know but the Tacoma 6 speed has gotten terrible reviews by a lot of people here (I personally dont mind) and the 10 speed that ford/GM use has gotten great reviews from everyone I have read or spoken to.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:24 AM
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    Seems Nissan is going for the same look as well. I get that they all are trying for better MPGs but damn they are ugly trucks.

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  16. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:27 AM
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    That front end is easily the most boring in the segment.

    I think the Ranger will do well but it’s not for me. Far to boring. I could see a stripped down base model being a good value for a work truck though.
     
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  17. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:30 AM
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    I haven't looked into anything Ford or GM perhaps if I was ever considering a full-size pick up. I'm not usually interested in their products.

    For some reason I was thinking Toyota was using an 8 speed auto. I have read about people not liking the new auto.

    10 speed sounds like a lot of gears to shift through, if it works and does a good job. Good for Ford.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    I absolutely hate the front end but I really hope they bring some interesting engines to the segment to make Toyota do something neat.

    My 13 is paid off and I'm thinking about buying a second so I can do some more crazy mods to it.
     
  19. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    The Ranger will likely compete for fleet sales against the Colorado.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2018 at 5:33 AM
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    Looks good to me, I've always liked the more world-market look of the Hilux over the Tacoma as well.
     
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