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post #1 of 7 Old 12-06-2007, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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What is up with IIHS?

http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/Sp...nger&trimid=-1
Scroll down to the frontal offset crash test.

For the ratings of a 2008 Ranger..they tested a 1998 Ranger...the hell?
The other test is a 2005 Ranger....

That's just screwed up.



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IIHS apparently has not tested a Ranger in a long time heh.

No need to anymore either really, it kicks the bucket after 2009 (along with its Mazda B-series twin).

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-06-2007, 09:08 PM
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Plus they basically havent changed the truck in the last decade except the skin.


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IIHS apparently has not tested a Ranger in a long time heh.

No need to anymore either really, it kicks the bucket after 2009 (along with its Mazda B-series twin).
10 years is a bet of a stretch, though.

What are they going to make to replace it?

And the Mazda should have been gone a long time ago, it's useless..it has even fewer options than the Ranger!



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I don't know as of yet that anything is going to replace the Ranger.

I would find it very odd if Ford just exited that market altogether, so for now I'm assuming there will be a couple year hiatus until the replacement arrives.

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I find midsized trucks to be pointless, not just because I dont like them; but because with modern powertrain advancements (fuel economy with more power) a normal sized truck a better buy. Hell, utility is better on larger trucks.


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If GM brought back the 5spd for the 5 cylinder in the Colorado you could get over 30mpg highway in those bad boys.

There is still a huge need for midsize trucks. AAA uses ford rangers for their "Rescue Rangers" service...Brantley(my employer) uses them for supervisor vehicles..as does UPS. If Ford didn't screw it up so bad (IE if I could have the 290watt pioneer system AND a 5spd) I would seriously think about a Ranger.

They fill a gap that can't be met by cars and full-size trucks are just too **** expensive.

I feel it would be a baaaad move for Ford to get out of the midsize truck market. They just need to get some V6 engines that don't suck .



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