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Today I hit 300,000.
I bought myself a new car after my divorce in 99. My dad told me I should drive it till the wheels fall off because the minute I drove it off the lot at (12 miles) I would never get my monies worth on a trade in. It has been my bus, moving van, work truck, grocery getter and a daily comute to work car. It has never left the state of Florida and I am proud to say, “I” put every single mile on that car! I love my car!!!!

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I was very disappointed to see the Ranger leave the Ford lineup. I have owned 4 of these great trucks and have been very pleased with them. I drive my '95 with 180,000 miles to work 30 miles away everyday. I'm not sure if the people at Ford don't read these ideas or what, but there seems to be enough people that would like to see the Ranger come back. I believe that many of the ex-Fords would do well if marketed correctly and built with plenty of available options. Vehicles like the Ranger, Crown Victoria, and Bronco (a personal favorite that I'd love to see come back) were so popular at one time and seemed to just fade away. An all new Ranger with engine options such as a small diesel and manual transmission designed for fuel mileage would be a great sell. As well as other engines to choose from for people looking for power. Maybe some trims such as xl where I could chose vinyl floor, crank windows, but still have aluminum wheels and chrome bumpers and grille outside. I've noticed in Australia they have multiple engines with a variety of cab choices. Single cab, extended cab, crew cab, short bed, long bed, no bed, manual transmission, automatic, the options go on. I would like to see Ford bring some of these Australian Rangers to the U.S.A., put the steering wheels on the correct side (notice I didn't say "right side"), and see how they sell. I'd be interested.
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