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Ford to make truck smaller than the Ranger!

https://jalopnik.com/fords-apparentl...uck-1836413078

Probably just another "concept" vehicle that will see drastic changes before offered for sale, if ever.

That would fill an unoccupied niche. All the "mini" trucks like the Tacoma, Ranger, Colorado, Frontier, etc are actually BIG trucks, only a few inches smaller than "full size" pickups. I'd love to have something just big enough for two people in the cab (comfortably) and a 6' bed that fits a piece of plywood with the tailgate down. The "small" trucks of today are all extra or double cab affairs with a tiny bed, they might as well be cars.

A pickup the size of the original Datsun or Toyota pickups, except wide enough to put a piece ply between the wheels in the bed. Or like we used to do; a pair of boards on end so the ply sat above the wheel wells. It would still be a lower load height than today's "small" trucks.
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Will still be $40k when released. Car prices are ridiculous. Looked at a ford ranger a couple months ago and they wanted $45k.
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Why would anyone want a cramped teeny ping pong peanut car?
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Ford updated the trademark name "Courier" for their launch into the small pickup market. They heard that Hyundai/Kia would be coming out with a small truck similar to the old Dodge D50 model that was similar to the Ford Courier from the past. So Ford is looking to head off sales on this NEW size truck.
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Here is some information of the incoming Ford Courier.

http://www.fordauthority.com/fmc/for...-ford-courier/
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Surly Bill if you want a small truck why don't you just go buy one? An 88 Nissan should be more reliable than a new Ford haha
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For urban driving a little truck would be great. 95% of the time it's just me and a toolbox in my cavernous van, but when I need the cavern I need it. Otherwise, it's wasteful, hard to park, hard to maneuver and lower-classy to drive around in a behemoth. Maybe some States will loosen up on their standards and we could import Japanese Kei Car platform vehicles for use in town.

Yeah, new vehicle pricing is ridiculous. I also looked at the Rangers for $50k, and noted that they were just a few inches shy of being an F-150 (why bother making two different pickups that are so similar in size?).

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50-70mpg, $10-12k new price, able to haul sheet goods, refrigerators etc and takes up a little more than half a parking space, what's not to like? Make it electric with 100 mile range and it's the perfect urban truck.

Except Merikuns would rather drive the other kind of pickup to Walmart to get a bag of Cheetos...and marketers know their clients.
(and right now some Merikun reading this is thinking to themselves "where can I buy that Ford F650 pickup for fetching groceries?!")
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