Well, the F150 needed work when I saw it, and the Ranger (supposedly) did not. They were the same price, but the F150 had rust. Significant rust along the roofline just above the window, you can see it in the pic below. So I got the Ranger instead. Now the dealer has decided to fix it all, bodywork done, paint done. They bead blasted the bed and bedliner'd it. They are going to put 4 new tires on it and align it. I do not know what engine it has (yet) or really what type of mechanical shape its in. Dealer says prior owner rebuilt everything, but I have not had it checked yet.
Now the question is, which truck to go with. The Ranger had to have an upper engine rebuilt (new cylinder heads, valves done, new radiator and new heat exchanger). Its in the shop today getting transmission fluid changed, as well as front & rear differential fluid. Will still need to replace the shocks (even if I don't lift it) and new wheel bearings. But its also a 4x4.
The F150 looks cool, that big front end and all that chrome. But is a 2 wheel drive. Cannot decide! Dealer will call me when the truck is ready and I can go drive it and check it out.