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I didn’t say anyone would buy it. I just don’t find a truck with a 42” bed to be useful for much of anything.

not that 68" is much better but they still sell like crazy :rofl:
 
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I mean you can at least fit a single PALLET in a 5’5” bed.

yeah, anything on that pallet and you're over payload capacity though :rofl:
 

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I mean... that little Chevy Tornado Mexican thing I posted a while back has a 1,400# payload capacity.
 
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I mean... that little Chevy Tornado Mexican thing I posted a while back has a 1,400# payload capacity.

same as a new raptor but less than a VW atlas.
 

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Make me a brand new, compact, body on frame pickup that utilizes a modern drivetrain. That’s all I fucking want lol.
 

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I see it from a different side. I see vehicles like the transit connect that sell to a very focused segment sell pretty dang well. I’ve seen fleets that used to exclusively run rangers switch to Toyota because it’s their only choice for a proper small truck still. I’ve seen fleets still running 15 year old rangers that typically do 8 year 200k dispersal.... I honestly feel like there’s still a market for it, the big three just don’t want to. And that’s what has my panties in a bunch.
 
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With a 1.6L in-line 4 and a curb weight of 1/2 to 1/3 of those vehicles

same with MB van payloads, metris is tiny with a 4 cylinder and super light curb weight... 2500lb payload
 

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I want something that mimics the dimensions of an 06-11 ranger or whenever-2015 Tacoma with a modern drivetrain that’s capable of high 20’s avg mpg and low-mid 30’s on the highway.

It’s doable by our own automakers in every other country except ours.
 
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I see it from a different side. I see vehicles like the transit connect that sell to a very focused segment sell pretty dang well. I’ve seen fleets that used to exclusively run rangers switch to Toyota because it’s their only choice for a proper small truck still. I’ve seen fleets still running 15 year old rangers that typically do 8 year 200k dispersal.... I honestly feel like there’s still a market for it, the big three just don’t want to. And that’s what has my panties in a bunch.

this is based off the transit connect though of course, i dont know if you saw that or not.
 
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Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with product plans that the Ford Maverick pickup will only come in four-door configuration, with no Regular Cab or SuperCab in the works. So far, only four-door/SuperCrew Maverick prototypes have been spied testing, so this really comes as no surprise, especially when we add in the fact that most modern pickup truck buyers opt for four-door cabs.
 

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this is based off the transit connect though of course, i dont know if you saw that or not.
I did. But it’s a people mover first, pickup second if it’s sole configuration when delivered is as pictured. That’s the root of my gripe.

I understand it, I really do, but I think it’s going to be a marginal seller to the general public with all the other pickup options, and by making it useless on the fleet sales side they’re taking away another segment. That’s why I said make a smaller cab, larger bed option as well.
 

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this is based off the transit connect though of course, i dont know if you saw that or not.
Ive considered buying one at auction for that exact reason. The cargo van version with a 2.0 gets 25/29, so that’s close ish to the numbers I want and aside from being enclosed, checks all the boxes I want.

I just haven’t done any research to see what they have as far as issues go if they shared the focus dual clutch or whatnot.
 
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Ive considered buying one at auction for that exact reason. The cargo van version with a 2.0 gets 25/29, so that’s close ish to the numbers I want and aside from being enclosed, checks all the boxes I want.

I just haven’t done any research to see what they have as far as issues go if they shared the focus dual clutch or whatnot.

the fullsize transit's eat brakes and tires hilariously fast.
 

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I don’t want a full size one I’ve got trucks for that lol. I want this in all of its 30mpg utilitarian glory

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I feel like these could dominate the Ranger fleet market that Outlaw Outlaw was referring to if they could meet NHTSA and EPA standards. However, I think that's going to be a big "no".
Oh, indeed, they would need to be adapted to the US market to pass our more stringent requirements. That alone might make them cost prohibitive...

You can currently buy older ones that have been imported and reconditioned to comply with the 25 year rule for federal regulations.

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You can get them for about $4,000 with US titles from what I’ve seen. Little more for a 4x4. I’ve looked into it lol.
 

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Some new spy photos of it next to a Ranger. It's like the size of what a Ranger used to be. The rear 3/4 view makes it look a little like a first gen Honda Ridgeline.

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