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No More Compact Trucks… For US

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Mlrwerks, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    Mlrwerks

    Mlrwerks [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    wesrunner

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    That sucks man.

    All that CAFE shit is so fucking stupid.

    Though I think a Tacoma counts as "Mid Size?"
    So we may still be safe... for now.

    Still... It's nice to see they're going to offer a diesel engine... maybe Toyota will follow...


    (IB4diesel_in_a_toyota shitstorm)
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    NYNURSE

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    The Number 1 reason I own a 2011 Tacoma and not a 2012 Ranger.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Overseas, Toyota already has a mid-sized diesel it's called the Hilux. Once again, the American Marketplace misses out due to it's own rules and regulations...
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    I know about the Hilux.
    I meant for the American Market.
    Than I read that the diesel isn't going to be here in American anyway.
    We'll just have to see.


    :cheers:
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    cc350

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    It reads as Ford will no longer sell the Ranger in USA, not no more mid-sized truck sales in USA. I think everyone is safe.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    angrysam

    angrysam Bring Yuengling To MN!

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    This was in the works long before the last CAFE announcement. Ford says a properly equipped F150 will yield the same mileage as a Ranger so they no longer see the need for a vehicle of that segment.

    GM is still flip-flopping on the Colorado/Canyon platform. Dodge is switching the Dakota over to a Ridgeline competitor.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    That leaves Toyota and Nissan as the only viable mid sized pick up in the US truck market. If either of those two companies could get their diesel trucks certified in the US, it would kill the other one, and they would have complete market domination.

    I think it's high time for Toyota to start greasing the congressional wheels, if you know what I mean.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    Alderleet

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    Damn glad i have my compact pickup.

    No one sells pickups anymore.

    Suzuki's shitfuck equator - midsize
    Tacoma 2gen - midsize
    Mazda - NONE
    Mitsubishi - NONE
    Nissan - Midsize
    Ford - Midsize
    Chevy - Midsize
    Dodge - Midsize.



    Damn, it seems if you want a truck, then you need to get yourself a:
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    Otherwise, you dont have a truck :rolleyes:







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    Also, the NHTSA and EPA can kiss the fattest part of my ass, for promoting and thinking their dipshit "CAFE" plan was a good idea. I hope the safety-stacies that work there forget to wear their reflective belts while crossing the sidewalk, get taken the fuck out by a fuel truck, and die in a fire.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    wow, tell us how you really feel... :p
     
  11. Dec 20, 2011 at 11:45 PM
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  12. Dec 20, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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    I did

    :wave:
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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  14. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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  15. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Who the fuck cares. Toyota isn't ditching the Tacoma any time soon so why worry?
     
  16. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    its just sad that there is no such thing as a mini truck any more. 10 years ago just about every truck company had a mini truck in their line, now nobody does, the 09ish ranger was about the last closest thing to a mini truck, but now that thats gone, everything is full sized with some midsized thrown in there. i am glad i have my 1st gen, i <3 mini trucks
     
  17. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:50 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    I think it's sad that my 89 Honda civic gets better gas mileage then a 2012 and still goes just as fast... I think Ford failed, they produced too many big vehicles and need to widen their market share in the small compact car arena. Ford failed America not the other way around.
     
  18. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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    Ford makes awesome stuff, if only they would sell it here... I would put my own money on a bet that truck would sell like crazy! 30+ out the door for a pick-up?? my buddy has a new mustang and all those electronics are sweet!


    This is hurting everyone and everything, more pollution will be made because people are being forced to buy trucks that don't get 30+, ford will loose money, the US will looks millions in tax money and people will not be as happy.
     
  19. Dec 21, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    I am a democrat, I own guns, I drive a 4x4 and ride motorcycles...
     
  20. Dec 21, 2011 at 1:07 AM
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    The reason Ford is not selling the new Ranger here is they know it would cannibalize F-150 sales.
     
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