Been reading the forum regularly, great site you have here. This is my first post as I'm about to pull the trigger on my first ranger.
Anyway I have narrowed it down to 2 trucks and would appreciate your collective wisdom. It's really between these two, live in area without much selection.
It's between an 07 sport 4x4, manual with 60k, nice shape no history on the vehicle as is was purchased from an auction. It has a scratched up bed and the dealership agreed to put in a new bed liner, this truck is $13500.
Other option is an 06 sport 4x4, auto, with 80k, one owner (60 year old man), from a local small town Ford dealership, it's $10000.
Which is the better deal? I'm leaning towards the 06 because of the one owner, I know it was well maintained and it's $3500 cheaper. I would however prefer manual and the only thing that worries me is the miles, I need this truck to last me a good solid 5 years and not be a money pit, so perhaps I should just pay a little more now and get the 07 with lower miles and the 5 speed manual tranny.