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#37 of 351 Re: 2007 svt adrenalin [nmarti]
Sep 03, 2005 (1:25 am)
FORD BUILT WITH TOOLS NOT CHOPSTICKS!!!!!!!!!
LOL.....that's pretty funny
But anyway, whether or not the Japanese build their trucks with chopsticks or not, the fact remains that the Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier currently rule the compact truck segment. The Ranger and Colorado don't come close, although the Dakota does, some what.
Also in the fullsize segment many say the Titan is better than the F-150 although the F-150 sells a whole lot more units.
Anyway, I sure hope this new Explorer Sport Trac puts them back in the game. The Ranger is waaaaaay too old to compete with the Ridgeline, Tacoma, Frontier or Dakota.
#38 of 351 sport trac cargo capacity
Sep 06, 2005 (2:06 pm)
can a current sport trac owner let me know if a full size dirt bike (say a honda cr250) or a full size quad (say a kawasaki 360 Prairie 4x4) can fit in the bed with the tail gate down? thanks
#40 of 351 Ford Media release is out
Sep 30, 2005 (10:56 am)
Ford has released their press package:
It looks like a winner. For example, Ford made it much quieter than the Ridgeline,and it has all of the air bags, stability control, luxury features, and the V8 option, and so forth the 2006 Explorer has. The bed is also longer than before, making it much more useful. For people with cargo to carry, it is may also be much more useful than an SUV, wagon or hatchback, since the cargo is in a separate compartment (lessening noise and increasing safety), and it will be able to carry tall cargo.
The only problem I see is Ford's lack of displacement on demand / cylinder shut off technology, something far easier to implement on the pushrod V8s from DCX and GM. Based on GMs information about excellent fuel mileage from the 2007 Tahoe / Yukon, the 2007 full sized GM pickups may obtain better fuel mileage than the mid-sized Sport-Trac.
#41 of 351 that sounds good...
Sep 30, 2005 (11:33 am)
I didn't find much in the way of photos, did you?
I will ponder this one, I really, really, want a diesel on my next vehicle. Ford would get the nod if they threw in one of theirs and upped the mpg to about 30,
#42 of 351 If the Sport Trac is based on the 2006
Oct 08, 2005 (6:28 pm)
redesigned Explorer, I might consider it instead of the Expy, as it may be Ford's answer to the Avalanche, but on a smaller scale...
If the Trac is based on the 2002 redesign, placing it always one step BEHIND the current Expy, then I may not look twice...
Do you know which model it will be based upon???...the current Trac is still based on the 1998 Expy, which is virtually a Ford Ranger, if I am not mistaken...
#43 of 351 2007 Sport Tracbased on 2006 Explorer
Oct 08, 2005 (9:30 pm)
The 2007 Sport Trac is based on the 2006 Explorer, so it has the new frame, rear suspension, interior, V8, and so forth.
#44 of 351 Re: sport trac cargo capacity [biggs2]
Oct 10, 2005 (9:32 pm)
I have a 1993 Kawasaki 300 and it barely fits with the tail gate down.
#45 of 351 Problems resolved?
Oct 10, 2005 (9:40 pm)
I understand the 07 ST is based on the 06 Exp. I know several people that have 05 Explorers and have had numerous problems, rear axle, tranmissions and fuel gauge to name a few. I currently drive an 03 ST and was ready to get an 05 until I heard about the 07 coming in the spring. I sure hope they have worked out the bugs.
#46 of 351 no press? no hoopla?
Dec 22, 2005 (10:21 am)
I am greatly surprised, the new Sportrac is supposed to be on the streets in 3 months or so, and this is a huge new vehicle upgrade from Ford competing directly with the Honda Ridgeline which just won MT truck of the year, Detroit News truck of the year, etc.
At least there are a few more pictures available now (above link) but it is hard to discern any major differences from the current look.