2002 Ford Ranger Edge Plus 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased my 4WD Edge new in 2002. It's going strong in 2006. I've been all across the country, and commute from Houston to Crockett 3 times per month. You may think it's a chick truck, but 4 wheeling is terrific, and it carries everything an artist/remodeler needs (for a chick). I've owned a lot of vehicles, this one is just plain fun!
4WD, excellent engine and mileage given all the bells and whistles. Step side limits cargo, but easy to use. Split rear window. Gotta have it for the dog!
I wish the paint job were a little tougher, considering it's a 4WD, and don't consider the rear seats anything but extra weight unless you are really small. I use the back space for my parrot. Dash board is a bit cheap, could use better plastic. Make this a hybrid Ford! Optional sunroof.