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This is being sold in Mexico. I am almost certain that this type of vehicle, as well as a vehicles like the VW Saveiro / Caddy would be embraced by the young import crowd here in the U.S. in Canada if only they were available.

 

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Re: 2002 Ford Courier (ClownCar)

I bet the insurance on one of these things (at least initially) would be very good. Trucks, in general, tend to have lower insurance costs.
 
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Agreed. It's amazing how all these auto companies are trying to design the new, perfect, youth-oriented niche vehicle when they've already got it. Add a club cab option to the list, and I think you could easily sell a 100K copies a year.
 

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quote:[HR][/HR]Agreed. It's amazing how all these auto companies are trying to design the new, perfect, youth-oriented niche vehicle when they've already got it. Add a club cab option to the list, and I think you could easily sell a 100K copies a year.[HR][/HR]​
Hmmm. I'm thinking mini-Avalanche/Sport Trac. Would be pretty cool.
 
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Re: 2002 Ford Courier (CanuckPal)

It'd be perfect--a Focus pick-up! Or how about a Golf-based pick-up like the old Rabbit truck? A two Elantra GT with a bed rather than a rear hatch?
It's the perfect truck for people who only need to do very light hauling and don't want to spend $20K on a lower-mileage, overly-big compact pick-up.
 

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quote:[HR][/HR]Whaddya mean? Ford's version is Fiesta based, Chevrolet's is based on the Corsa, and I think the VW is based on the Gol. They are all built on compact car platforms.[HR][/HR]​
and there´s also the Fiat Strada (the only out of those South American pick-ups we can get here in Europe):



[Modified by Eolair, 12:32 PM 2-14-2002]
 

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Re: 2002 Ford Courier (Eolair)

All of them are great with the exception of the Corsa pickup.
The Ford is especially nice in person and the Fiat ain't too bad either.



Fiat Strada


Corsa pickup

The Saveiro sort of loses points for doors that are too small and don't balance out well with a long bed.The just released extended cab looks much better.I need to scan a pic of it because it is so new there are no internet pics of it.

lowered Saveiro

VW Saviero
Interior shots of all can be found here http://www.uol.com.br/bestcars/comp/4picapes-2.htm
The Ford and Fiat also carry more weight and are more robust than the other two.
 

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Re: 2002 Ford Courier (alfafan)

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Re: 2002 Ford Courier (A4Jetta)

quote:[HR][/HR]This kind of truck's application is so light that its most likely marketed as a lifestyle pick-up.[HR][/HR]​
That's why they're used all over Brazil by plumbers,tile setters,construction workers,telephone company workers etc.etc.etc.
If someone requires anything bigger they have Rangers S10s and Dakotas.
The Courier holds over 1500 pounds and the rest similar numbers.
 

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Re: 2002 Ford Courier (alfafan)

I've always thought that it would be neat to have a vehicle like this. Any "hauling" that I do would be very light duty, so I don't need a conventional RWD, body-on-frame pickup. Always liked the idea of a typical compact truck, but can't stand the lack of traction on wet pavement and the jiggly ride. I wonder if any company has done research on the possibility of these trucklets for the U.S. market.
BTW, anybody remember the Dodge Rampage of the early 80's?
 
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