RAM should be in those market with 3 trucks, the RAM Strada, Dakota and the 1500. I'm sure the Aussies would eat them up. SE Asia is a big truck market that RAM is missing out on too.Mopar392 said:There is a market for mid-size trucks in Africa, Australia and Middle East.. It is proven by why Chevy, Ford and Isuzu are developing their tucks for those markets. Even Toyota and Nissan have different trucks for those markets.
Why would I want a small truck that if it's lucky will get 25-30 mpg, when in less than a year a Ram 1500 diesel that will get nearly the same fuel mileage will be available?robertp5072 said:Or what?
Its been a couple of years now and nothing. The only small truck that seems to be holding true for USA is the Chev Colorado and a brand-new is right around the corner. Ford as of right now, is not bringing the updated Ranger to the USA.. I just think they are just scared of pulling the trigger on the Dakota because, the Ram is selling so, well.
I see nothing wrong with a 4/6 cynl truck getting 30 Mpg or more. I would imagine it being a #1 seller if designed right. RamPage? I dont know.. They should collaberate with Honda on the next Ridgeline so, they can save a little money and have 2-options. Any more thoughts on this? Its been awhile since I have heard any news on this and thought I would bring it back up. RP :cop:
Maybe for the large desk you can get a u haul. Even a Subaru Baja got only 24mpg hwy.jerseyjoe said:Made up my mind, If I have to replace my V6 Challenger it needs to be something that can haul a large desk and average 32 miles per-gallon. Also needs to occasionally seat 4. You won;t get that MPG from a full sized pickup, yet. I don;t drive a lot of miles so I don't want the expense of a diesel,
That's one of Ford's stated reasons for axing the Ranger.valiant67 said:Back in the 90's many people I knew bought small trucks like the Ranger or S10 because they cost about what a Escort or Cavalier did
But what are the Tundra sales like? Everyone I know that bought a Tundra around here, is going back to a Ram/GMC/Ford cause the Tundra just doesn't stand up. It may be that the Tacoma has good sales numbers cause it's the good Toyota truck.topgun said:The Toyota Tacoma still sells well. 141,365 US sales in 2012. There is a market for the right vehicle.
170,000 was back in 2007 before the economy tanked. Now that is is picking up again, the numbers are coming back up.
This sounds like the lifestyle pickup that was discussed previously. Kind-of like a modern Rampage.jerseyjoe said:Made up my mind, If I have to replace my V6 Challenger it needs to be something that can haul a large desk and average 32 miles per-gallon. Also needs to occasionally seat 4. You won;t get that MPG from a full sized pickup, yet. I don;t drive a lot of miles so I don't want the expense of a diesel,
It's just a chopped and lowered A100 pickup, pretty much in perfect proportion, to the original.guyver[this word has been banned due to its use as a pointless flame tool said:y]That is the oddest looking design for a truck I have ever seen!
I Know it doesn't exist now, I am putting my order in ahead of time. Maybe something like a plugin compact hybrid pickup.66coronet said:Maybe for the large desk you can get a u haul. Even a Subaru Baja got only 24mpg hwy.
Toyota 2wd tacoma gets 25mpg same as the ram 1500.
Maybe if they make the Dart 2.0L or 2.4L a pickup it perhaps might get 32mpg. A Journey 2.4L if made into a pickup still is only 26mpg. Might change with the better transmission.