I bought this Ranger as an used vehicle in 2003; since then I've put just under 100,000 miles on it. It's a XLT regular cab with a long bed and the 4.0 V6/automatic.
While not necessarily in the market for a truck, I needed a vehicle to drive, and it was the right price.
For the most part, it is true that these things last forever and that these things are hard to kill.
However, unless they are taken care of better than perfectly, they have a tendency to attract dents and rust like a magnet.
Even though this was an XLT, the interior fabric and carpet is very hard-wearing (it helps that mine had dark-tinted windows).
Fairly good visibility.
Comfortable seats (this one had the split-folding cloth bench seat)
For those who want trucks, make them again!
Better rust protection (rust protection to begin with?)
Single-piece opening rear window (not the split in the rearview mirror)
Cupholders (there are none)
I love my little truck!!!
1990 ford Ranger Xlt 2wd. 5 speed. This truck i have fallen in love with. has been well taken care of, i bought the truck 2 years ago. truck now has 200,000+miles and is still strong! i really love the style and everything about it. Great Gas Saver! (2.3L)
Power Steering, rear anti-lock brakes, and my favorite...Sunroof!!! really like it and i will keep this truck forever! never been in accident. Love it! Great! Reliable! Gotten my baby over 90mph! great for a lil 2.3L
Strong! Comfortable! Fun To Drive! only needed regular maintenece on it :)
My favorite feature is the Sunroof/moonroof it really gives my truck a nice aspect and looks great when opened. Has A/c, power steering, Anti Lock.
Ford Made a good job on this model love it! but paint. is chipping of :( thats the only thing i dont like about it...
I bought a 1990 ranger ex-cab in 2005 it had 80,000 original miles on it then. I drove that truck in every terrain think able. And it never quit. It was a real nice rig for the price. I bought it for 2500 and sold it in 2009 for 1900 cash. I over 1000,000 miles on it and it only had a few minor hick-ups. Sold it b/c my family out grew it. But I wish I still had it. Best truck ever
5 spd manual and manual locking hubs
maybe add a little more storage on the door side panel
Bought in 2009 with 25,000 original mi. certified on Carfax. This is as basic of a truck as you can get. No power steering or radio. But a great small work truck. Added a CD player myself. Other than oil changes no maintenance has been needed.
2.3 liter 4 cyl is not big on power but it gets just shy of 29(!) mpg. Cheap and simple. Cheap 14" tires.
A little more power would be nice and power steering for my wife.