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Old 03-10-2020, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New Compact Ford Pickup

https://jalopnik.com/new-compact-for...por-1842219589



Ford shows its dealers the sub-Ranger pickup it hopes will replace sedans

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/03/09/...p-focus-based/




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Old 03-11-2020, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1983 body? I got that in my '88

Gonna have to paint it afer all
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A front wheel drive, unibody mini truck in the usa? Saw these all over Australia and south africa years ago. Some even had small diesel engines. Often wondered why they didnt just bring those to the usa.
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You mean like this...???



Hereís the $12,000 pickup truck we donít get in America.


https://jalopnik.com/heres-the-12-00...ame-1842244435

Similar to the Australian model.



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A front wheel drive, unibody mini truck in the usa? Saw these all over Australia and south africa years ago. Some even had small diesel engines. Often wondered why they didnt just bring those to the usa.
These were here, some with diesels. Too young to remember or too old?





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Comment: "It’s easy to make cheap things cheaply it turns out."

Are they talking about GM in general?

The cheapest pickup available new in the U.S. is the 2019 Nissan Frontier: $20,385 with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a five-speed manual, 152 hp, and 171 lb-ft of torque. However, the payload is a mere 900 pounds. The Montana is rated for 1,687 pounds!
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Ooh, that might suit me well. Easy to throw a mountain bike in the back. I hope it has 4 seats though
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Forget the Montana, I'm sure the upcoming Ford unibody truck will be more similar to the Fiat Toro.


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A front wheel drive, unibody mini truck in the usa? Saw these all over Australia and south africa years ago. Some even had small diesel engines. Often wondered why they didnt just bring those to the usa.
AFAIK the ones in Australia were still RWD, while in South Africa many of the trucklets are FWD. Fiat and GM have even exported some from Brazil to South Africa.
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These were here, some with diesels. Too young to remember or too old?
The small pick-up market in Europe has vanished all together
Replaced by small vans like the Caddy - originally also on a Golf/Rabbit platform

More useful, optionally with windows & seats in the back, they make very good and useful allround vehicles in the original MPV style.

Lots of space on a car-like footprint
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Old 03-16-2020, 11:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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If it gets the same 50mpg as the rabbit pickup it might be a win

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