Posted by: Fast-Orange
Posted by: XXX_er
10 yars ago Ford got out of the small PU business when the Ranger product went sunset, the assemby line was long paid for but apparently the old Ranger could no longer pass the safety yada so Ford were just going to cash in on the F-150 as I remember with no plans for a Ranger follow onbut 10 years later they got another Ranger in the midsized line, I guess midsized Tacoma was eating too much of their breakfast
and now an even smaller truck the maverick is suprising
I tried to buy a used maverick back in the day but every single one was rusted right in front of the hood hinges ... pass
Didn't the reason small pickup trucks went away have something to do with emissions standards?
Like they were too small to be classified as trucks but polluted too much for the standards placed on cars?
Duno about that anecdote ^^ my neighbor was the Ford dealer so he said something about emissions but the 4L V6 in my Ranger was the ultimate in low tech, it only put out 200 hp so it always ran exactly the same and never needed any repair, at the time only 19000 ish for a new 2010 4x4 excab PU, great deal/great truck