my 1st ranger was a '88 s/c 2.3 2wd 5 speed manual with 3.73's got great milage but lacked torque. the '93 is almost the same truck but has the 4.0 4wd and a much nicer interior. the only thing i wish my '93 has that the '88 had would be the power accesoires, i could do without the power windows, power locks i could care less about, i pulled the relay the day i brought it home. the '88 had no a/c though. i got rid of the '88 for a g.m. 3/4 ton and after 5 years went back to a ranger chassis. i wouldnt have anything newer than a '97 though, i dont care for the A-frame torsion bar front ends or the rack and pinion steering. the '88 had over 200,000 miles on it when i got rid of it, seen it a few years afterwards, still had everything i put on it, even still had the extra steel rims with snow tires in the bed. the '93 had 60,000 on it when i got it, now has 122,000 miles on the clock. hasnt been as trouble -free as the '88 but is a more capable truck. heres pics, the pic of the '88 was took sometime around 1992, i had it from '91 to '97.
the pic of my '93 was took last summer.