Midsize Truck
I have been reading continual articles about the lack of a mid-size truck in the domestic line-up. The discussion constantly leans toward mpg. I did not choose my truck based on mpg (I currently avg. 16mpg). The reason I purchased a midsize was the size. Ingress/egress is easier, doors are smaller, bed height is manageable, parking is easier, washing is easier, tires are cheaper, mass is less etc. I think that Ford is not considering ease of ownership when the topic of discussion is the Ranger. it is not about mpg only. My current truck is a dodge Dakota Quad Cab 2wd. Perfect size for my lifestyle. I picked the truck because it fit me. yes it has a small bed but my need for 8' of storage is sporadic.
By: Tony K.
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Milton Zinn I personally think sometching similar to the explorer sport trac would be good. I think it would behoove ford to build a truck that essentially starts off a little bigger than the previous ranger but still offers a crew cab. They already have the 4 cyl eco boost engine used in the escape and other stalls cars. This would be a powerful base engine with the option of upgrading to the 3.7 V6 if you really need it. considering it can push an F-150 to around 21-22 on the highway, it would likely see better mileage, have the space we need, and be much easier to park because it would be about 2-3 feet shorter than the full-size.
9 months(s) ago via
Bruce Donohoe I was really surprised o find that Ford no longer makes the Ranger. I look on he road and see so many that I cannot understand why it was taken out of the line up leaving only 2 suppliers for the midsize trucks. Toyota and Nissan. What were you thinking giving them all the business
1 year(s) ago via
Richard P So GM is about to revamp their smaller pickups which are not very good now. Hope they get better and give us a choice other than a Toy.
1 year(s) ago via
Ed K I agree! Yes Ford needs a mid size pick-up. The Ranger WAS the near perfect size. The only thing I would want is to run on NG! Why is Honda the only car co. that builds a NG car? Come on Ford!! Make me happy!
1 year(s) ago via
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