I got my car to replace my totaled mazda b-2500. the only complaints i have is the notchy gearbox and various rattles but that's it. my mazda is rock bottom of the 04 mazda6 lineup- no moon roof, automatic trans, leather, multi disk player etc. but the interior design is very good and roomy. cars good for aggressive driving and sounds the part too. some say it doesn't get enough horse power and mileage but mine with a aftermarket intake has 30-40 extra hp and 2-3 more mpg, so don't change the car change the intake.
pick-up, lotta space, ford built engine and car means parts and oil is cheap and easy to find+ easy to work on
smooth gear box, fix rattles, stronger headlights, shorter clutch and a coupe version of the 6 would be cool