I've had my Ford Ranger 4X4 for almost a year and a half now and it has been ok to me. The engine, even though its a 93, still runs well, just a little rough on idling (probably from cheap gas and the ethanol they've started adding to fuel). It is reliable in the sense that it will move me around, but there is a serious lack of space. I'm 6'0" and I feel like I'm in a clown car when I drive. There's no way to lean the seats back enough. I enjoy driving my truck but I have to say that there are plenty of problems running around in it. I take care of my first car, but there's an oil leak I can't fix, an a/c that will cost half what the truck is worth to fix (after compressor), and a bad fuel guage
Really fun to drive, perfect window height to rest your elbows on when you got the window open. Indoor button to activate 4x4 makes the slick roads so much nicer when it rains without having to go mess with the tires
An easier clutch! I know it's a truck but still, if you're stuck in traffic the push from the clutch pedal will literally bruise the bottom of your feet! Definitely needs some room inside for the driver, I feel squashed when I'm alone in a truck and that is just wrong.