Would You Buy A Real Compact Pickup Truck?Tom Joslin11/20/10 5:00pmFiled to: Question Of The WeekendQOTWsmall pickupspickup trucksTop6491EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe Ford Ranger's ready to slip this mortal coil and it's because automakers think you don't want compact trucks. Really? Seriously? Come on. If you could buy a 35+ MPG two-seater small pickup for $15,000, would you buy one?We just can't believe there's not a market for compact trucks in the United States. What with today's desires for fuel economy, style and utility we've got to believe there's an opportunity here in the United States for both an El Camino "Ute" type of vehicle and something even smaller — like GM's awesome, but sadly discarded, GMC Granite CPU concept.