From 1983 until 2012, the Ford Ranger dominated the American compact pickup market. It was relatively cheap, came with V6 power and had the payload capacity that was suitable for most applications short of heavy hauling. When Ford announced that its all-new Ranger would go on sale in markets like South America and Australia, there was quite an outrage amongst its loyal fans in the US. But Ford wouldn't budge and insisted that these buyers upgrade to the larger F-150. Many did just that, but with the death of the Ranger in the US, the compact pickup market might have just have gone with it.