I wanted a plain truck that was good on gas with a lot of aftermarket parts available. The 2006 Ford Ranger with the 3.0 Vulcan V6 has been perfect. This truck was very affordable so with the money saved I was able to upgrade it to my specs. It is fun to drive and is very reliable.
3.0 Vulcan V6, ice cold air A/C, no carpet, on-the-fly 4 wheel drive, 5 year powertrain warranty.