I have had this truck for over a year now and have only had to replace the front brakes. This has been a very reliable truck and I would definitely recommend it if your wallet can afford the 15 city and 18 hwy mpg on the 4.0 model. It's not a speedy truck but more of a torque monster. This is a bit of a disappointment unless you're towing something. I barely notice whenever there is any weight on the truck. Overall a quality and reliability make this this ideal small truck.
4x4 on the go. Been through 1 bad snow storm and felt very safe. No slipping at all.
The Ranger would benefit from rear disc brakes and redesigned ABS. The braking response is slow and the stopping power is ok at best. Come on we're still using rear drums?