Good, basic, truck. No real mechanical problems, I had the tow package so the rear end was squirrely without some weight in the back. The gear box felt like it was taken out of a Sherman tank but it was solid and always worked. The ride is...well rough but, its a truck. the seats are great the radio was great and the clearance and 4WD were excellent. I drove it around forest service roads in Montana for a year and never got stuck, not even close.
This is a good all around truck. Not a refined driving experience...but hey,its a truck. Gripes? only small ones, the rear window always whistled...and you can see the jagged edges of the sheet metal on the body. Need a SMALL solid truck this is it
Size. Some forest roads are too narrow for the new fatter Tacomas, F-150s etc the rangers have remained a reasonable size. The truck seems bullet proof. Good gas mileage (19/24) for a V6! and a Very comfortable ride on the highway!!!
A little more attention to build quality, I know seeing the poorly cut edges of the body sheeting is cosmetic....but come on.....that's just lazy engineering.....better jump seats?...