1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB
I bought my 98 in 2001 and have had it for 17 years so far. About 132k on it now and the only major mechanical repair was a clutch at about 100k. I didn't much like the original seats so I changed it to Explorer Eddie Bauer fancy electric leather seats and full console. MUCH nicer in there now. Of course I gave up on the dome light and the key fob years ago and it's been in the body shop a few times but I'm still happy with it and intend to drive it indefinitely. Now that it's 20 years old the AC needs recharged every couple years and the blend door under the dash has gone bad. (vids on youtube on how to cut the housing and stick your hand in there to adjust it manually) I also had a 2000 Mustang 3.8 much of that time and it was dead reliable. Would recommend either of them to somebody who needs basic transportation on the cheap.