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Old 03-24-2015, 02:58 PM
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There is no logical reason why Ford wouldn't bring this to NA - beyond potential hurting of F150 sales. It's a good looking product, the category is robust and growing. Come on Ford!
I think one of them is just a practical reason at this point in time. The current Ranger is assembled in Thailand, South Africa, and Argentina. Unless Ford shifted production to somewhere North America, they'd be subject to the chicken tax on it, which would effectively price it out of competition with its competitors.

Talk about unintended consequences, since the purpose of the tax was originally meant to protect domestic companies from foreign competition. Just another reason it's ridiculous that it still exists.
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They've invested so much in the Aluminum F150 cab, I wonder how cheap they could sell it for if it was put on a lighter duty chassis as a true F100. They'd certainly be saving on R&D. Would likely serve the needs of the majority of people who never tow anything in their pickup anyway. They could use the same F150 cab on everything from a lightweight F100 all the way up to the F350, just tweak the grille and throw on some clearance lights.
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They've invested so much in the Aluminum F150 cab, I wonder how cheap they could sell it for if it was put on a lighter duty chassis as a true F100. They'd certainly be saving on R&D. Would likely serve the needs of the majority of people who never tow anything in their pickup anyway. They could use the same F150 cab on everything from a lightweight F100 all the way up to the F350, just tweak the grille and throw on some clearance lights.
Calling this the F100 would be brilliant for NA!
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I think one of them is just a practical reason at this point in time. The current Ranger is assembled in Thailand, South Africa, and Argentina. Unless Ford shifted production to somewhere North America, they'd be subject to the chicken tax on it, which would effectively price it out of competition with its competitors.

Talk about unintended consequences, since the purpose of the tax was originally meant to protect domestic companies from foreign competition. Just another reason it's ridiculous that it still exists.
True...regrettably true.
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Wretched Chicken tax. Dumb idea.

It should be plucked out of the legislative jungle and sent to the slaughter house.
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Agreed. Not going to turn this political, but lets just say our current Congress seems to have other "priorities."
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Looks great! Iím sure itíll be priced wrong, it at least the product looks right.
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Pricing has been the #1 reason NOT to buy a Colorado when a Silverado is just pennies more.
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Much softer looking than the big F150, probably a different product team as well. Should be a success if priced right but I dont see many F150 customers moving to it.
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