Dude you gotta look at more than just gas there. You say that you're sick of the gas milage, I'm going out on a limb here and saying that's because of the gas prices. How much do you owe on your truck? What are your payments like? More than likely the cost diffrence of that new car would more than what you pay for gas now. I like your thaughts, you are just looking at it wrong. You can't afford to put a little work into your truck but you can afford to keep puting money into the mustang? Come on man you're complainging about the gas milage of your truck yet you're pouring money into an even worse gas gussler which I expect dosen't see the road more than once a week. **** man if your interrior is falling appart like that WTH are you doing to it? Heck I got a truck that is 4 years older than that and the interrior is almost perfect. Hell even the 20 year old one isn't that bad comapratively, gotta figure it spent 6-8 years closed up sitting outside in a field south georgia, all it's got to show for it is a cracked dash pad and faded door panels, hell that interrior was built like crap compared to a newer one. **** man it's a truck put a little touch up paint over the scratch on the side, and it'll be good till you can afford to fix it yourself rather than relying on mommy and daddy to pay for everything. Heck man before you go complainaing about money look at what you have and what you're spending it on, and you got your parents help. We're about the same age, you were born approx. 11 months after I was, close enough. Hell I'm not working, I have the 99 that I am paying for myself, I pay insurance on both trucks, I pay for my own gas, I pay for repairs and maintinance on both, and I still afford to work on the 84 a little along, and that's just from what I saved while I was at work. And before you say I must have a good paying job I'm a mechanic, ya know turn wrenches for a living, and over the last 2.5 years I've only worked a year, in 6 month intervals.
From what I've read from you so far I agree with what the others said "Don't let the door hit you on the way out." Take responsibility for your self instead of relying on the "rents," think about what you're planning, the pros and cons, the gains and loses, make a more grown up arguement and quit trying to impress your friends. I can't speek for everyone else, but if you do these things you might get a better response from me.
-Long bed -2.8L V6
-Offenhouser 4V Intake -Holley 390cfm Double-Pumper
-Manual Trans. -Colors: Blue & Silver
-Tires: Lemans SR P225/70R14
-Wheels: Ford Painted Magnum 500 Style Steel Wheels
1999 Ranger XLT
-4 Door -4.0L V6
-4X4 -BamaChips X2
-Chrome Brush Guard
-2 130watt 6" procomp stainless lights