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Old July 29th, 2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Is this ford ranger for real?

http://www.ford.co.uk/Commercialvehi...eandefficiency
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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no, today is April 1st and Ford spent a ton of money on a webpage to show a vehicle that could be purchased in the UK just to tease Americans. Don't fall for it.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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no, today is April 1st and Ford spent a ton of money on a webpage to show a vehicle that could be purchased in the UK just to tease Americans. Don't fall for it.

If they have a small pickup netting 35MPG, why the hell wouldn't they release it here?
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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Saw one driving near Telegraph and 96 a couple months ago with a manufacture plate.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #6
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If they have a small pickup netting 35MPG, why the hell wouldn't they release it here?
because F series trucks are there big margin babies. If they make a real midsize truck with 7k-8k lb towing capacity and 35mpg it would kill full size truck market. I would order one for sure.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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If they have a small pickup netting 35MPG, why the hell wouldn't they release it here?
because much like the rest of their mpg claims its about 25% high.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:31 PM   #8
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If they have a small pickup netting 35MPG, why the hell wouldn't they release it here?
We already have cheaper fuel than most countries from what I have heard and to add high MPG vehicles to that and everyone will hate us. They get the high MPG cars and we get cheaper fuel, it all makes sense, right???????
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:31 PM   #9
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because much like the rest of their mpg claims its about 25% high.
Even so, it'd still be better mileage than pretty much any other truck in that market.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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Even so, it'd still be better mileage than pretty much any other truck in that market.
Oh for sure. I'd love even 25 mpg out of a truck.

Unfortunately even my half ton crew cab makes me miss my 8 foot bed on most weekends.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #11
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You guys are missing something. The UK uses the imperial gallon and therefore it is not the same as a US MPG. However it converts to be about 29mpg US.

I have a feeling emissions has a lot to do with not being in the US as well as the impact it would have on F-150 sales. Seems like every single European car/truck beats US cars/trucks in mpg.

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http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20130...ot-buy-diesels
http://phys.org/news160071387.html
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:56 PM   #12
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Why don't we put small diesels in most vehicles? Because we have relatively cheap gas, think diesels are like 70s oldsmobiles, and big cars = big profits. And oil companies are buddy buddy with the govt.


Think about any old style ranger/s10/toyota/etc, say, from 10-15 years ago, when they were actually compact sized trucks. Think about one of those with a 2.0 TDI type motor making around 140hp and 240ftlbs of torque. I think that would have been a popular option, compared to all the people who bought the 2.2-2.5 liter gas 4 cyls, and should have got at least 25-28mph highway.

Why was that never sold here?
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:58 PM   #13
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I test fit a tonneau on one of those last week, pretty cool truck despite the car-like front end.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #14
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Larger gallons over there, combined with a totally different drive cycle for testing. Probably only be in the mid to high 20's in the US EPA cycle.

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Old July 29th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #16
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Old July 29th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #17
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Why don't we put small diesels in most vehicles? Because we have relatively cheap gas, think diesels are like 70s oldsmobiles, and big cars = big profits. And oil companies are buddy buddy with the govt.


Think about any old style ranger/s10/toyota/etc, say, from 10-15 years ago, when they were actually compact sized trucks. Think about one of those with a 2.0 TDI type motor making around 140hp and 240ftlbs of torque. I think that would have been a popular option, compared to all the people who bought the 2.2-2.5 liter gas 4 cyls, and should have got at least 25-28mph highway.

Why was that never sold here?
The new dodge ram 1/2 ton is going to offer a diesel in their trucks. I bet if its a big hit you will see ford and gm do the same thing.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #18
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Why don't we put small diesels in most vehicles? Because we have relatively cheap gas, think diesels are like 70s oldsmobiles, and big cars = big profits. And oil companies are buddy buddy with the govt.


Think about any old style ranger/s10/toyota/etc, say, from 10-15 years ago, when they were actually compact sized trucks. Think about one of those with a 2.0 TDI type motor making around 140hp and 240ftlbs of torque. I think that would have been a popular option, compared to all the people who bought the 2.2-2.5 liter gas 4 cyls, and should have got at least 25-28mph highway.

Why was that never sold here?
My friend has a 99 ranger 4x4 that he put a 4cyl Isuzu diesel from a NPR. And he claims it get 41 mpg. I told him when he sells it I want to buy it.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 05:17 PM   #19
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I didn't read that much into the article, but the picture reminds me of a Ridgeline IMO.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #20
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so they took a small diesel engine and put it into a crossover with a box on the back?
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