Ford F100 Ranger

By Tony V.

Ford Trucks should do a rebirth of the F100 but call it the F100 Ranger. This would be the new "Ranger" with a slightly wider stance, larger crew cab, storage under the rear seats, and most important, a small diesel engine that gets 40 mpg on the highway. You won't be able to make enough of these when gas hits $5 and $6 per gal.
Tim 04/26/2010
Raptor Ranger in a crew cab please, thank you Ford !!!!!!!!!!
paul B. 04/25/2010
I'd love to see a TDI diesel in a Ranger. My only beef with my 2000 Ranger is the gas mileage. The 19 MPG average is just to low. Otherwise it fits it's purpose as a daily commuter and weekend warrior. Hauling the kids bikes and kayaks, bags of fertilizer etc. are done with ease. And without the excessive bulk of a full size pickup or SUV.
I've also noticed that 75% of the compact trucks in my town are Rangers, some of them 20+ years old. For Ford to waste this reputation by dropping the Ranger would be a shame.
Google "europeon ranger" and check out the revised Ranger they're getting. Crew cab, turbo diesel engines, fresh styling, EXACTLY what the USA ranger needs to boost sales.
Joseph Raymond 04/23/2010
I would buy a truck like the in a heartbeat. I am envious of the Australians that get a 30mpg diesel ranger available with a dump bed from the factory...just not fair. My 2000 Ranger gets a workout at least once a week moving firewood, manure, compost or gravel. I don't need or want a fullsize truck, and would LOVE to have an even more efficient and capable hauler.
Bill 04/23/2010
I'm not against the idea, but I don't want to lose the option of a truly compact truck like the existing Ranger. If it's a choice between the Ranger and the above proposed F100, I'd like to keep the Ranger.
Cary L 04/23/2010
Right now I am interested in the 2011 Ford Edge/ Lincoln MKX. However, before I decide which to purchase I am going to wait and compare to the 2011 VW Touareg 3.0 TDI. I have always argued that we should BUY American, but now I must agree that American Mfg. must keep up with world engineering. I find it totally appalling that we have no answer to the European TDI diesels that have been CA. legal since MY2009. Just hearing that a 2.0 L Ecoboost will be available sometime is not enough. I totally love what you have done to the Edge/MKX for 2011but my decision will more than likely be based on which drivetrain impresses the most as well as fuel mileage. This pains me greatly as I have had several Fords in my driveway since 1989. Please continue the good work and don't believe that argument that Americans don't want diesel engines. We are all trying to stretch that dollar as far as we can, so give us options of TDI style diesels ASAP in the entire vehicle line.