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    I recently came back from a trip in spain and saw lots of Ford ranger with a 4cyl diesel..

    Is there no market for them here??

  • #2
    In the past, I don't think there has been, but given the economy and fuel prices, that could change in the next few years. If fuel prices remain reasonable that is.

    Although, I did see in Diesel Power last month that Ford had apparently killed the idea of a diesel powered F-150 model. Hate to hear that...I figured that would do okay here.

    I guess $5/gallon diesel sealed that one's fate pretty quick.

    I would think a diesel Ranger would be pretty fuel efficient though.
    Greasin & Grinin
    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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    • #3
      I owned a 1984 Ranger diesel in high school,I loved that thing,came down from Canada.I believe it had a 1.8 or 2.0 liter in it,she was caramel brown with a five speed,lotta good times with that truck.I have seen same engine in early ford escorts....so yes it has been done,but no noone noticed (diesel was 79 cents when I owned it).........greasy
      2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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      • #4
        Diesel Ranger

        I've wanted one of these for a long time. I loved my old ranger, and would have kept it, if I hadn't stumbled onto the old vegistroke website. Here is a pic

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        • #5
          Since we're posting pics of old trucks, I thought I'd throw up a pic of my old Ranger...I miss mine as well.



          Greasin & Grinin
          Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
          2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
          2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
          2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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          • #6
            I've said it to my friends for a long time now - "whoever comes out with a small truck (especially w/ a diesel) will clean up" - think 1980's toyota or nissan.

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            • #7
              I was down in Costa Rica this spring, and EVERYTHING down there seems to be diesel. I rented a Nissan XTerra diesel, and saw a Toyota Hylux diesel that I really liked-basically a diesel Tacoma. Almost made me want to buy one and drive it up to the States!
              Late 1999 F350 CC LB ZF6
              Vegistroke V3 w/ 80 gallon tank.

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              • #8
                Mahindra motors from India is releasing a mid-size truck with 4-cyl. diesel this fall, or so they say.
                '01 F350, lariat LE, cc, lb, drw, TSP 6pos. chip w/ swamps ss tunes, FF stage 1.5, MBRP 4" turbo back, cooling mist water injection.

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                • #9
                  the diesels over seas do not meet our emisions requirements - or at least some don't - so that is the reason i think that we don't have them here.
                  Last edited by Clay; 08-27-2009, 09:30 AM.

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                  • #10
                    As clay can attest thats what happened to the liberty CRD (we both own one) 2007 standards came and the CRD went
                    2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by greasyX View Post
                      As clay can attest thats what happened to the liberty CRD (we both own one) 2007 standards came and the CRD went
                      Harrold, did Jeep not come out with a new
                      Emissions compliant diesel later on in 08?

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                      • #12
                        It didn't make it into the Liberty though, the Grand Cherokee.
                        Didn't sell well due to the high diesel prices, and I think they may have cut it.
                        Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                        • #13
                          It didn't sell because my libby was 21K new and the cherokee is like 42-46K,with less smiles per mile,and HP to weight ratio.....greasy
                          2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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