I know everyone loves orgasming over the twin stick Rangers, but big deal. They both go into 4wd. Torsen is nice, but you can get Powertrax No Slip and have one up on it. Auto vs. Manual, that's personal preference. I went with auto for the rated towing capacity, and haven't blown it up with all the heavy towing I do.
I would have a hard time buying a 7 year old ranger for 13k.