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  1. 2005Explorer

    Ford April 2021 Sales Results

    Well to be fair it's not really an "old" truck in this market. It's not like you have people with a 2014 model not wanting to trade up to a new one because it's too similar. Most Ranger buyers are probably still new to this generation of Ranger in this market.
  2. 2005Explorer

    Lincoln Zephyr Reflection

    That new Zephyr is beautiful. Sadly we will never see anything like it in the USA.
  3. As long as BlueCruise doesn't malfunction and you end up having to use your BlueCross-BlueShield plan at the hospital!
  4. 2005Explorer

    Ford to Launch More Sub-Brands?

    I wish the whole "The new Ranger is about the same size as a 1996 F-150" BS would just stop. Since Ranger is only offered in a SuperCab or Super Crew configuration the best 1996 F-150 to compare it with from that era is the SuperCab 6.5' bed model. The new Ranger has a 126.8" wheelbase, is 210.8" in length and 73" wide. A 1996 F-150 in a similar configuration had a 138.8" wheelbase, 219.1" length and 79" wide. That is a pretty significant difference. You might remember those F-Series as small, but they really weren't small and not "almost" the same size as the new Ranger.
  5. 2005Explorer

    Ford to Launch More Sub-Brands?

    I hear what you're saying, but adding extra branding to an already known vehicle line usually just adds more badging for badging sake and like you said everyone would still just call it a Ranger and not an F-100. Super Duty was introduced on F-250 and above because they are heavy duty trucks and since there is a whole range of models from F-250 to F-550 and above it makes sense to have the F-Series Super Duty badged with both. There is one Ranger. Even when the restyled one comes it'll still have it's own cab and interior. It won't be an F-Series even if it has similar Ford Truck styling cues. If you have a vehicle that everyone is going to call a Ranger anyhow just leave it a Ranger. Number nomenclatures only matter if they were to build different GVWR Rangers like the F-Series. Rangers have been advertised as a Ford Truck along with the F-Series as long as I can remember. I just saw a Ford truck TV ad a little while back advertising Ranger and F-Series. Besides all of the other mid-sized trucks go by model names so it fits in nicely with the class.
  6. 2005Explorer

    Ford to Launch More Sub-Brands?

    Don’t mess with the Ranger branding. Ranger is a far better nameplate then F-100 and has been Ford’s smaller truck since 1983. The only reason you change the name of a vehicle is if you are trying to make people forget about a model that had poor reputation before it was redesigned. Lincoln already went down that path and is back to model names. Besides if the Ranger is the F-100 then shouldn’t the Maverick be the F-50? F-Series is full sized trucks and means nothing in the smaller classes.
  7. 2005Explorer

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    It will. I own a Ranger which uses the same conventional truck style transfer case and drive line the Bronco will use and it has never let me down in deep snow or getting out of a muddy field which took a heck of a lot of effort. There is a big difference between the system that will be used on the T6 Bronco vs this modified Escape system.
  8. 2005Explorer

    Ranger Interior

    So my question is when exactly will this new 2023 redesigned Ranger be for sale? I ask this because I currently have a 2019 Ranger leased and that lease ends in April 2022. I really want a Ranger again, but I’d rather have the new one versus the 2022 which will basically be the same as mine. Last, does Ford Credit ever extend leases for someone who has been a good customer if they are waiting on a new model? If so how long? Thanks to anyone that has some insight on this.
  9. 2005Explorer

    EVs and Their Drawbacks

    With the rolling blackouts going on in many places right now because of extreme cold one has to ask is our grid even capable of a 100% EV future without major investment?
  10. 2005Explorer

    Sales Results January '21

    Bronco Sport will soon be killing the Escape in sales. That is fine, however it will push the Escape into a place where the Fusion ended up where the only models selling well will be the value leader trims.
  11. 2005Explorer

    GM will be Exclusive Electric by 2035

    The new GM corporate logo designed to look like an electric plug is pretty horrible though.
  12. 2005Explorer

    GM will be Exclusive Electric by 2035

    Although Ford will likely have the majority of it's vehicle line EV by then I could easily see them being one of the few remaining automakers to still provide some choice between EV and ICE depending on the market and application. It's a bit premature to make such a declaration at this point.
  13. Somewhere I read all of these demo models Ford sent out are Badlands trim. Maybe a base Badlands, but I don't think it was a base Bronco Sport.
  14. Ford delivered 5,120 Bronco Sport SUVs to customers in the fourth quarter of 2020, and this top-of-the-line Badlands was one of them. Despite being a demo car, a Florida dealer mistakenly sold it to a customer, only to call him back the very next day, asking him to return the vehicle. The owner traded in his 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, made a down payment of nearly $2,500, and accessed financing to buy a Bronco Sport he technically shouldn’t have been allowed to purchase. He took delivery of the boxy off-roader on December 22 and got a call back from the dealer 24 hours later to bring back the Bronco Sport on Christmas Eve. https://www.motor1.com/news/471502/ford-bronco-sport-demo-mistakenly-sold/ FoMoCo Corporate got involved and the customer was allowed to keep the vehicle he purchased. I'm not sure what legally the dealer could have done anyhow to get it back, and fighting it make them look like fools. Glad he got to keep his Bronco Sport.
  15. 2005Explorer

    2022 Ranger speculation

    I’m happy to see the Ranger prototype appears to be quite similar to the current generation size wise. Vehicles in certain classes just keep growing in size.
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