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Old 02-19-2019, 04:49 AM
 
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Ford is coming out with a smaller-than-Ranger version, codenamed P758.
It is based on the Focus I beleive and as the new Focus is not sold or made in the US it is unlikely to come to the US due to chicken tax and the fact the Focus is not sold in the US
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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It is based on the Focus I beleive and as the new Focus is not sold or made in the US it is unlikely to come to the US due to chicken tax and the fact the Focus is not sold in the US

The Focus Active is supposed to be coming to the US and this truck as well as that are based off the Transit Connect platform which is in the US already. Ford has said that the new trucklet (posibly named Courier) will be in the US slotting beneath the Ranger.
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I literally google this thing every day hoping for updates. I purchased tickets to the NY Auto Show for the first time ever on the off chance the production model will be revealed there.

I have about 2 years left with my 2003 Subaru Baja if I am lucky. I want to get it to 200k. After that point I expect another round of maintenance, the costs of which I’d prefer to spend putting down on this or the rumored Ford as my wife’s SUV will be paid off by then 2.5 years early.

My goal is to break down right in front of a Hyundai or Ford dealer and walk away with a brand new UTE!

Not going to argue the merits of this vehicle/type of for the 10th time here. The Hyundai is about 95% coming and the Ford about 75%. Absent some catastrophic failure between now and 2021, one of those will be my next vehicle. And if one of them is offered in EV... wow!!!
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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Appears Hyundai is going to build a unibody pickup truck based on their crossover. Iím sure other brands will be watching the reception and sales of this vehicle when it comes out.
I think there is a market for the smaller pickup that is more mellow. Not everyone needs a full size, not to mention the amount of them on the road that never haul anything at all, they are just status symbols of some odd sort.
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Old Yesterday, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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I am surprised they (Ridgelines) don't sell better - I get that they aren't the best for heavy duty towing or bouldering, but I will bet that 90% of pickups never see those duties anyways - they're just used as daily drivers and for some occasional simple recreational duties, or picking up some stuff from Home Depot now and then. Ridgelines are though, comfortable, quiet and reliable and get decent gas mileage (i.e. they are very good at being a daily driver), still tow 5,000lb, have some unique features like the trunk in the bed, and I think are a little cheaper than comparable F150s too.

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Old Yesterday, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I am surprised they (Ridgelines) don't sell better - I get that they aren't the best for heavy duty towing or bouldering, but I will bet that 90% of pickups never see those duties anyways - they're just used as daily drivers and for some simple recreational duties now and then. Ridgelines are though, comfortable, quiet and reliable, still tow 5,000lb and get better gas mileage than most 4WD trucks, have some unique features like the trunk in the bed, and I think are a little cheaper than comparable F150s too.
They are not comparable to F-150s so they should be cheaper.

however you may be right about use. It does not seem that way to me however. I have a pickup and I use it pretty hard, not every day but often enough to be worthwhile. I also get a lot of requests from charity organizations and friends to help that involves heavy use (mostly hauling furniture). At the same time, I see a heck of a lot of big pickups on the road. If I had to guesstimate I would say one car in ten is a pickup or maybe even one in seven.

I looked at Ridgeline but I found them cramped and uncomfortable and the back seats were particularly bad. However the low payload capacity and the lack of a frame were what really killed any interest i may have had in them anyway.

I often load my truck up beyond its rated capacity (i think, I do not have a scale), pull shrubs or trees out of the ground, drag pieces of very large trees around, haul dirt or rocks, pull stuck suburbans out of the ditch, or our van or other cars out of our driveway. . . . , I imagine I have also towed some things over 5000 pounds (I still do not have a scale though).

Had I gotten a Ridgeline, I would have tweaked the non-frame a long time ago.
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Old Yesterday, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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I think there is a market for the smaller pickup that is more mellow. Not everyone needs a full size, not to mention the amount of them on the road that never haul anything at all, they are just status symbols of some odd sort.
Well if there were a market for a tiny pickup then why aren’t Ford, GM or FCA not building them so i guess the biggest selling pickup manufactures don’t think there’s a market for them and they know what they can build and sell.
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Old Yesterday, 07:34 PM
 
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I am surprised they (Ridgelines) don't sell better - I get that they aren't the best for heavy duty towing or bouldering, but I will bet that 90% of pickups never see those duties anyways - they're just used as daily drivers and for some occasional simple recreational duties, or picking up some stuff from Home Depot now and then. Ridgelines are though, comfortable, quiet and reliable and get decent gas mileage (i.e. they are very good at being a daily driver), still tow 5,000lb, have some unique features like the trunk in the bed, and I think are a little cheaper than comparable F150s too.
Theyíre about as big and expensive as the F-150 and Silverado but without the towing or hauling capacity.
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Old Yesterday, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Well if there were a market for a tiny pickup then why arenít Ford, GM or FCA not building them so i guess the biggest selling pickup manufactures donít think thereís a market for them and they know what they can build and sell.
Except Ford is developing one, which you always seem to ignore...

As to the Ridgeline, its ugly and itís just a slightly smaller version of the midsized pickups. Itís not a true small pickup.

Hopefully the Hyundai Santa Cruz addresses that difference and comes as a true SUV or car based pickup like the Baja was.
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Except Ford is developing one, which you always seem to ignore...

As to the Ridgeline, its ugly and it’s just a slightly smaller version of the midsized pickups. It’s not a true small pickup.

Hopefully the Hyundai Santa Cruz addresses that difference and comes as a true SUV or car based pickup like the Baja was.
We will see if it hits Ford dealerships anytime soon then you all can all jump up and down for joy. Until then you can still dream about a tiny little pickup.
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