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Chris_Doane
04-17-2005, 05:04 PM
<A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enthusiasts/Spy_Shots/Spy_Shots_06_Ford_Ranger.S178.A8480.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co....html</A>

Rugbyplaya91
04-17-2005, 05:08 PM
nice find.<p>sides still look the same.<p>front kinda looks like f150.<br>on the extended cab i hope<br>they 86 the shotty rear seats

Dodger
04-17-2005, 06:39 PM
Just <I>another</I> facelift

mzoltarp
04-17-2005, 07:18 PM
The fact that the basic ranger has not changed since its inception is the real issue. It has never been fully redone, just styling changes and powertrain changes.

Comrade
04-17-2005, 09:42 PM
This truck needs a real makeover desperately. They should know that product matters as well, not just incentives and "My daddy owned one, so I'm gon' buy one too". If Toyota becomes the world's best selling car-maker, then they definitetly deserved it.<br>

LoneWolf
04-18-2005, 12:17 AM
Grille looks like a copy of the SuperDuty all-chrome look. Ick!

DoMiNo
04-18-2005, 12:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">An all-new Ranger, codenamed P273, is now expected to arrive around 2010.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow. That. is. preposterous. <br>

Hornbag
04-18-2005, 04:36 AM
The Ranger is like a Foird Courier isnt it? Well if it is then i understand why pple are saying this NEEDS a remake, not a face lift. My pop owns one, and its rides very badly, and the quality is shocking!!!

AXLE
04-18-2005, 06:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Ranger is like a Foird Courier isnt it? Well if it is then i understand why pple are saying this NEEDS a remake, not a face lift. My pop owns one, and its rides very badly, and the quality is shocking!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They are not related hornbag but I know what you mean. They both need huge changes.

bolita
04-18-2005, 11:20 AM
F150 style front and rear.... not enough by a long shot IMO<p>I really dont understand why Ford is waiting so long to replace this platform!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
04-18-2005, 12:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">F150 style front and rear.... not enough by a long shot IMO<p>I really dont understand why Ford is waiting so long to replace this platform!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Its all economics. They're still selling a fair number of Rangers, so they don't want to spend the money to remake it completely. Add to that the fact that the compact pick-up market is not growing (it actually is shrinking), and it gives Ford absolutely no incentive to spend the cash to remake it.

Chris_Doane
04-18-2005, 01:55 PM
Dont be totally shocked if the Ranger is just phased out 2-3 years after this refresh. A few analysts seem to think that might be the way it goes.

bolita
04-19-2005, 01:55 PM
IMO, Ford should pull a Toyota IMV style deal and fuse together the Thai J93T Ranger with the US and Argentina Ranger to produce a global 1 ton double cab Ranger that could work in North America as well.<p>My 2 cents....<p>Ford could this way cater the upmarket with the SportTrac in the US and the fleet and work truck market globallly with the other Ranger!

AM2
04-19-2005, 03:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Ranger is like a Foird Courier isnt it? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The Asian Ford Ranger which was developed by Mazda is the same as the Ford Courier sold in Australia... which is a descendant of the original Courier also sold in North America in the 70's.<p>The North American Ford Ranger is not related to the Asian Ford Ranger/Courier although they try to give each a similar Ford truck look.<p>Mazda developed Asian Ford Ranger/Courier<br><IMG SRC="http://www.motioncars.com/carchart/photos/ford_ranger.jpg" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
04-20-2005, 12:07 AM
thx am2, i learnt something 2 day!

stewacide
04-20-2005, 07:52 AM
I'd imagine Ford will consolidate compact truck platforms globally like everyone else...

Santeno
04-20-2005, 07:59 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stewacide</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd imagine Ford will consolidate compact truck platforms globally like everyone else...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Does for produce any other compact truck platforms anywhere that isn't basically the ranger's?

bolita
04-20-2005, 11:49 AM
Well the ASEAN Ranger/Everest in Thailand vs. the North and South America "old" Ranger.<p>These 2 last truck platforms are pretty much the same segment so that is why I think that Ford would be better off pulling a stunt similar to Toyota IMVs global project using the Ranger platform and spinning off a rugged SUV for ASEAN markets as well as developing markets...

Santeno
04-20-2005, 12:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well the ASEAN Ranger/Everest in Thailand vs. the North and South America "old" Ranger.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yeah but isn't the Asean version, the NA version, and the SA version, essentially the same 20+ year old platform (with slight modifications)?<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">These 2 last truck platforms are pretty much the same segment so that is why I think that Ford would be better off pulling a stunt similar to Toyota IMVs global project using the Ranger platform and spinning off a rugged SUV for ASEAN markets as well as developing markets...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>They did that already (in a fashion). It was the original Explorer, However, rummor has it that it had some "stability" problems. I think the closest they have come to doing what you are describing is the dual cab version of the ranger.

bolita
04-20-2005, 12:05 PM
As far as I know the 2 platforms are completely distinct, the ASEAN platform is just a rebadged Mazda B series platform. <p>So, the Everest has nothing in common with the old NA/SA Ranger platform or Explorer platform for that matter...

Santeno
04-20-2005, 12:11 PM
do you mean the Old B series platform? because if I recall correctly, the current/last one is ranger based (at least in NA). I didn't know Mazda had continued production of that platform in other markets. I was under the impression that ford had simply spread the ranger to mazda as well. Can you explain further please.

bolita
04-20-2005, 12:35 PM
Mazda produces the B-Series on a unique platform for all markets except the US. Last time I checked, the US B-Series was just a rebadged NA Ranger.<p>What I don't understand is why Ford invested the $$ to develop the double cab NA Ranger to be built in Argentina for the SA market when they had the rebadged B-Series Ranger for ASEAN markets...<p>Here are some pix:<br>General Export Mazda B-Series<br><IMG SRC="http://www.mazda.cl/images/fot-gal-full-25-gr.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Foto: Mazda Chile<p>ASEAN Ford Ranger - front end close up<br><IMG SRC="http://www.ford.com.co/imagenes/foto_linea/grande/Ranger-Parachoques2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.motioncars.com/archive/car_review49/header_june.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Foto: Ford Motor<p>Argentinean Ford Ranger (Double Cab)<br><IMG SRC="http://www.ford.com.br/showroom/ranger2005/imagens/header_dados.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Foto: Ford Motor<p>Now the irony doesn;t end there. The ASEAN Ranger may be equipped (for New Zealand and Australia) with the Ford Explorer's 4.0L V6 engine and the Argentinean Ranger may be equipped with Mazda 2.3L 4 cylinder <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Now, when Diesel powered, the ASEAN version uses MAzda 2.9L NA engine or the 2.5L TD and the Argentinean version uses International Engines's 2.8L or 3.0L common rail

ricerammer
04-20-2005, 01:08 PM
Hasn't this platform been in existence since 1983? They need a new truck, not a redesigned one. The Ranger is, and has been for a long time now, old in the tooth. It needs a redesign, and a new platform if Ford want's its's share of the compact (if you can still label it that) truck market.

bolita
04-20-2005, 01:30 PM
Not the ASEAN Mazda/Ford one.....

AM2
04-20-2005, 02:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">do you mean the Old B series platform? because if I recall correctly, the current/last one is ranger based (at least in NA). I didn't know Mazda had continued production of that platform in other markets. I was under the impression that ford had simply spread the ranger to mazda as well. Can you explain further please.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>In asia Mazda continued development of the Mazda B-series/ Fighter and asian Ford Ranger/Courier pickups. The current model has been around since 1997/98 ...its newer than its NA counterparts.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">As far as I know the 2 platforms are completely distinct, the ASEAN platform is just a rebadged Mazda B series platform. <p>So, the Everest has nothing in common with the old NA/SA Ranger platform or Explorer platform for that matter...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I agree with you 100%<p>Ford did a good job of giving the asian Mazda based Ranger a "Ford truck face".<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 5:15 AM 4/21/2005</i>

DoMiNo
04-21-2005, 12:32 AM
Sure, the Dakota uses an old V8, and maybe the horsepower rating in itself doesn't put it ahead of the pack, but I'm sure it's torquier than the V6 competition... and that's what really matters in a pickup truck, after all.<p>Besides, let's say the stars aligned and someone at Ford had the same brilliant idea. The base Ford V8, from say, the F150, puts out less horsepower (231) and less torque (293) than the Dakota V8. And it's a bigger truck. <p><i>Modified by DoMiNo at 12:38 AM 4/21/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 10:19 AM 4/21/2005</i>

bolita
04-21-2005, 11:59 AM
Well, IMO the next SporTrac will answer to the V8 in the Dakota as the SporTrac is more of a lifestyle performance truck than what I guess is Ford's intention for the Ranger...

stewacide
04-22-2005, 01:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They did that already (in a fashion). It was the original Explorer, However, rummor has it that it had some "stability" problems. I think the closest they have come to doing what you are describing is the dual cab version of the ranger.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I don't think high speed stability's a big concern in developing markets.<p>Anyways having two different compact pickups platforms with such a high degree of duplication between them doesn't make sense. Obviously they'd have to make changes to suit the individual markets (a la GM/Isuzu and Toyota), but there's no reason to reinvent the wheel, especially when that meant two too-slow product cycles.

Santeno
04-22-2005, 02:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stewacide</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't think high speed stability's a big concern in developing markets.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Tell that to ford's lawyers. They had to fend off a bunch of rollover related suits out of Venezuela and a few others from other countries.

boston
04-25-2005, 02:00 AM
The Ranger sold in the Uk is closer to the asean unit<p>Wonder if Ford should just leave the small pick up design to their ROW designers and use what ever they come up with fir the US market.

bolita
04-25-2005, 07:48 AM
Thats exaclty what I was stating by suggesting that Ford should follow Toyota's IMV project with the Ranger/Everest....

kevinb120
04-25-2005, 08:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mazda produces the B-Series on a unique platform for all markets except the US. Last time I checked, the US B-Series was just a rebadged NA Ranger.<p>What I don't understand is why Ford invested the $$ to develop the double cab NA Ranger to be built in Argentina for the SA market when they had the rebadged B-Series Ranger for ASEAN markets...<p>Here are some pix:<br>General Export Mazda B-Series<br><IMG SRC="http://www.mazda.cl/images/fot-gal-full-25-gr.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Foto: Mazda Chile<p>ASEAN Ford Ranger - front end close up<br><IMG SRC="http://www.ford.com.co/imagenes/foto_linea/grande/Ranger-Parachoques2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.motioncars.com/archive/car_review49/header_june.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Foto: Ford Motor<p>Argentinean Ford Ranger (Double Cab)<br><IMG SRC="http://www.ford.com.br/showroom/ranger2005/imagens/header_dados.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Foto: Ford Motor<p>Now the irony doesn;t end there. The ASEAN Ranger may be equipped (for New Zealand and Australia) with the Ford Explorer's 4.0L V6 engine and the Argentinean Ranger may be equipped with Mazda 2.3L 4 cylinder <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Now, when Diesel powered, the ASEAN version uses MAzda 2.9L NA engine or the 2.5L TD and the Argentinean version uses International Engines's 2.8L or 3.0L common rail</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That argentinian ranger is the exact same platform of the us model. They have used that double cab for years in certain countries but never brought it to NA, but it is the exact same truck. Engine choices for NA models include the 4.0 and 3.0 V6's with the 5 speed auto or the Duratec 23. Ford rangers are huge in the commercial world and only so-so in the domestic personal market in the US. It weighs better for ford to not change it and keep it cheap to make it the #1 choice for commercial applications. That is why it is on the back burner. They are busy spending on personal cafe-boosting cars that are for the personal use market(mustang 500 freestyle fusion fairlane?) and have held off on developing an all new small truck that has a large hill to climb against the takoma. All it would do is raise the price of the commercial version and would be counter productive right now. I would expect ranger to stay this way for a while, and the Freestar and Taurus to slip into oblivion. <p>Ford needs to keep spending money on cars and other projects like diesel F-series/Expys. They also need a minivan replacement that is not a minivan, Ford is getting killed on them right now. I would give ranger another 5 years at least while they work on those items, revitalizing Lincoln and getting Jag and Land Rover in the green.

Chris_Doane
05-15-2005, 11:28 PM
Here is the '06 with no camo:<br><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Articles/articleId=105641" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...05641</A><p>Pretty much what everyone was expecting.

Hornbag
05-16-2005, 03:47 AM
The front does look very bold and nice though, if thats any prize for the rest of the outdated body...<p>All they basicly did was make it bolder, and put on a new bumper...still its nice

bolita
05-16-2005, 11:32 AM
Follows the Explorer facelifted front grille design scheme...