My dad bought the truck to be my future vehicle. Great for around town driving and trips to/from Lowes, not great for heavy hauling and towing. A/C and heater work GREAT because of the small size of the cab. sank this one into a hole while delivering hay and pulled it right out, no damage. the Vulcan V6 leaves some to be desired but it can hold its own. no maintenance besides normal checkups needed. runs like a Swiss watch, never had any strange sounds. the engine does vapor release with a click quite a bit more often then other cars but no problem. The truck gets good mileage but the tank is small. expect to fill up a bit more often. I like to think of it as a car with a large trunk.
nice cloth seats great A/C, Heater capability plenty of get-up-and-go for around town driving. with the rear seats folded up you have lots of space inside for your gear. engine compartment isn't very crowded, easy to get to things. came without those newfangled power windows or locks.
maybe a bit more zip in the engine but not much else.
This is the third Ranger I have owned, have never had to bring them in to the dealer for anything whatsoever, I know some of the vehicle reviews have stated that the Ranger is outdated in several areas, but why meddle with success? it always starts, takes me where i want to go, never quits while running and is very good on gasoline.
I like the turning radius, the seating is very comfortable, you forget you are in a truck, good gas mileage.
Put in an electric rear window like in my Sporttrac, install the black bed rails standard.