Bought in 2009 with 25,000 original mi. certified on Carfax. This is as basic of a truck as you can get. No power steering or radio. But a great small work truck. Added a CD player myself. Other than oil changes no maintenance has been needed.
I bought my Ranger brand new when I was 18. It's the only vehicle I've ever owned. Now, I'm 44 and it still runs great. My inspections only cost $7, because vehicles over 25 years old only have to have the safety inspection done--no emissions test.
This truck has stood the test of time. I've had two offers on it, even though I'm not selling it.
I bought this Ranger as an used vehicle in 2003; since then I've put just under 100,000 miles on it. It's a XLT regular cab with a long bed and the 4.0 V6/automatic.
While not necessarily in the market for a truck, I needed a vehicle to drive, and it was the right price.
For the most part, it is true that these things last forever and that these things are hard to kill.
However, unless they are taken care of better than perfectly, they have a tendency to attract dents and rust like a magnet.