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Old 02-03-2019, 07:34 PM
 
Location: MN
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They had the new Ranger on this weeks Grand Tour episode.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:30 AM
 
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What is that, a 3' bed?
Probably 4' with a mid-gate to allow cargo to enter into the cab.

This is not supposed to carry 4x8 sheets of plywood. It's designed for light cargo such as bikes, scuba gear, camping equipment, et al.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Not quite.

Emissions were/are up to date. Same with airbags. Could have added more as time went by.
There's more to crash safety than just adding airbags. Small offset collision design was abysmal and couldn't be fixed in the existing platform, for example (the platform had been around since the '80s). The old V6s couldn't be updated anymore. The 4 cyl was also outdated. The truck needed a complete redesign to be able to be continued to be sold in the US. Which it finally got with the new one.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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Probably 4' with a mid-gate to allow cargo to enter into the cab.

This is not supposed to carry 4x8 sheets of plywood. It's designed for light cargo such as bikes, scuba gear, camping equipment, et al.
Worthless for bikes. My fat bike is over 5' long and even my smaller bike that I fork mount is over 4'

Yech - I will continue with my little Ranger
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:21 PM
 
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Worthless for bikes. My fat bike is over 5' long and even my smaller bike that I fork mount is over 4'

Yech - I will continue with my little Ranger
If that works for you - great. Others will find this vehicle to work for them.

If you google Fiat Toro Bicicleta, you'll see a similar sized trucklet carrying bikes in the bed. Further, with the factory roof rack on these trucks you can carry things on the roof instead.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:03 PM
 
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There's more to crash safety than just adding airbags. Small offset collision design was abysmal and couldn't be fixed in the existing platform, for example (the platform had been around since the '80s). The old V6s couldn't be updated anymore. The 4 cyl was also outdated. The truck needed a complete redesign to be able to be continued to be sold in the US. Which it finally got with the new one.
Redesigning a vehicle just for the sake of redesigning is meaningless. Although most buyers want the latest and greatest "modern" look. But that is not the point of this thread.

Ford could have sold the previous Ranger forever. Done.

From the original post:

"There is a market for smaller trucks like the original Ranger."
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Redesigning a vehicle just for the sake of redesigning is meaningless. Although most buyers want the latest and greatest "modern" look. But that is not the point of this thread.

Ford could have sold the previous Ranger forever. Done.

From the original post:

"There is a market for smaller trucks like the original Ranger."
The market is not big enough for Ford to make a profit on so thatís why they also will never bring back the old Ranger size pickup. There would have to be a market like they are experiencing with the new Ranger thatís what Ford wants not the couple thousand that like the old size better. So forget about the old Ranger if you want to build them than open your own automotive company and build an assembly plant to build them for you and your small pickup buddies.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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The market is not big enough for Ford to make a profit on so thatís why they also will never bring back the old Ranger size pickup. There would have to be a market like they are experiencing with the new Ranger thatís what Ford wants not the couple thousand that like the old size better. So forget about the old Ranger if you want to build them than open your own automotive company and build an assembly plant to build them for you and your small pickup buddies.
Except they are, they said as much which is why this thread was started. It will likely be more akin to my Baja, but theyíre making something (as is Hyundai).
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Except they are, they said as much which is why this thread was started. It will likely be more akin to my Baja, but theyíre making something (as is Hyundai).
Then it would probably be built in China or Europe, or Mexico.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:40 PM
 
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If that works for you - great. Others will find this vehicle to work for them.

If you google Fiat Toro Bicicleta, you'll see a similar sized trucklet carrying bikes in the bed. Further, with the factory roof rack on these trucks you can carry things on the roof instead.
I googled and these are the first pix that came up!

Think I'll stick with my 6' bed. Or my car, that I can actually reach the roof on.
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