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    I don't even think $20k would do it. Local Ram dealer had base model 1500s for $18k recently after incentives. That's CRAZY cheap. Granted, it's a shitty base model Ram, but....

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    Yep, right now, a base Ram Tradesman is $22,245 (minus whatever you can negotiate) after $4,250 cash back, and that still gets you 305 horsepower, an 1,880 lb payload rating, a 4,770 lb towing capacity, and EPA dork economy of 17/25 mpg, which is 2 mpg worse in the city than a V6 2WD Tacoma, but 1 mpg better on the highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesameguy View Post
    I don't even think $20k would do it. Local Ram dealer had base model 1500s for $18k recently after incentives. That's CRAZY cheap. Granted, it's a shitty base model Ram, but....
    And you have the R&D of a truck that was designed to run 7k + payloads and some seriously expensive layouts.

    Something the small pickups can't do. That's why they died.

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    It just sucks for those that find a large truck to be a major pain in the ass to actually do work in the city. I'm seeing more and more of Transit and whatever the similar Dodge/Ram small work vans taking over those jobs... But even those don't fit the bill for everything.

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    It does, but the same could be said about light RWD sports cars and BEVs. Lacking a sufficient market, nobody is going to make the product.

    It really sucks that the US in general doesn't have more options for low-volume cars like the UK does, where a small manufacturer could make a run of vehicles that doesn't meet all the regular criteria but gets a pass because there's only a few thousand. As it's happened, it's essentially impossible for someone who is not a major established brand to do anything, to even try. Tesla would be the obvious exception, but sort of the exception that proves the rule. Maybe someone should try and make a ~300 mile BEV compact pickup.

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    Wild and crazy idea: small pickup trike. A Polaris Slingshot but in work truck form.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    I thought the Ranger was coming back on a shared platform with the new Bronco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drachen596 View Post
    I thought the Ranger was coming back on a shared platform with the new Bronco?
    Yes, but it is the other way around. Look at the size of the colorado, payload etc. then compare prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kchrpm View Post
    Wild and crazy idea: small pickup trike. A Polaris Slingshot but in work truck form.
    Crazier idea; hack off the back end of the Nissan NV200, Mercedes Metris, Ram ProMaster city, Dodge Grand Caravan and install a pickup truck bed in place.

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    If you get a bed in a Pacifica right now, Keith will throw all his money at you.

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