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    Last Days at the Twin Cities Ford Ranger Plant

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    End of an era. I had two Ford Rangers, a 88 and my current 97. Great little trucks. Too bad Ford decided that the new redesign made available for the rest of the world is too much competition for the F150 sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mo View Post
    End of an era. I had two Ford Rangers, a 88 and my current 97. Great little trucks. Too bad Ford decided that the new redesign made available for the rest of the world is too much competition for the F150 sales.
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    That is so sad and that's the reason I have never bought a foreign branded car, truck, yacht, airplane or tractor. Yes, I have owned vehicles in all of these catagories.
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    I had a 1982 Ranger the first year they came out, they were built in Loiseville KY, The sad part is when that last Ranger rolled off the line, the plant closed. I have done demalition and environmental site clean up on way to many auto plants that have closed do to outsourcing.
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    I am not a Ford guy. Rumor has the colorado will be dropped soon. I do not understand why the big 3 would stop makeing small trucks. I have 2 pickups, a dodge 3/4 ton & a chev colorado. I use the small chev most of the time as it gets 18 mpg . The dodge has a hard time getting 10 mpg,but if it is almost allways towing something.

    Can't go by the brand name any more. My next truck may be a toyota as they are made here,while the dodge [I mean Ram] is made south of the border.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejb69 View Post
    My next truck may be a toyota as they are made here
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejb69 View Post
    I am not a Ford guy. Rumor has the colorado will be dropped soon. I do not understand why the big 3 would stop makeing small trucks. I have 2 pickups, a dodge 3/4 ton & a chev colorado. I use the small chev most of the time as it gets 18 mpg . The dodge has a hard time getting 10 mpg,but if it is almost allways towing something.

    Can't go by the brand name any more. My next truck may be a toyota as they are made here,while the dodge [I mean Ram] is made south of the border.
    You just answered your own question, Toyota has pretty much claimed the small pickup category. I see a lot of people with Honda Ridgelines as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy b. View Post
    You just answered your own question, Toyota has pretty much claimed the small pickup category. I see a lot of people with Honda Ridgelines as well.
    As much as I like our Honda vehicles; I do not consider the Ridgeline a pickup due to the small bed and wouldn't own one. Since I won't consider a GM vehicle; if I were in the market for a small pickup, it would be a Toyota followed by a Nissan. Yes, I know the beds on Toyota's and Nissan's are small too when compared to my F-250; they just seem more like trucks than the Ridgeline does.
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    all the trucks are getting bigger, the current tacoma is as big as the last generation tundra. the ranger has grown bigger, I know the colorado is bigger than the S10 it replaced. does Nissan even make the frontiers any more?
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    A couple of corrections here.

    First, the Ford Ranger that's sold here hasn't changed in size, except for some minor increases in the cab, and that, I repeat, was minor. Now Ford had their full size trucks prior to the compact Ranger that carried the name Ranger, but it was a trim level and when Ford brought out their compact "Ranger" the full size one went away.

    Second, and this is just second and third hand knowledge, GM is replacing the Colorado with another small truck. From what I read, it will be the size of the current Colorado and will pick up the front end styling cues of the current Chevy line.

    And Nissan still makes the Frontier, and it's about the size of a new Tacoma.

    Also, there's been rumors that Dodge will introduce a vehicle similar to the Honda Ridgeline, built on the Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango chassis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mo View Post
    And Nissan still makes the Frontier, and it's about the size of a new Tacoma.
    Suzuki does or did sell rebadged Frontiers.
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