Originally Posted by HAZZARDJOHN
You must be new to rangers. Rangers had a great reputation till about 2002-3 when they hit that 10 year mark without a major redesign. When the new Colorado came out and the new Tacoma a few years later all of a sudden the Ranger was an old crappy fleet truck in the minds of the average smaller pickup buyer, It has always had a better rep than the S-10. When I was a kid Rangers and Bronco II’s were everywhere. They were most families second car that the Dad drove to work and back and then took hunting with him on the weekends.
sorry, no, I am not "new to rangers", I am new to trucks, period :)
Im not a truck person, Ive never wanted a truck, the only reason I bought my ranger was because I could use it for work and the price was much lower than most others of comparable mileage/condition. that being said, since I bought it, Ive not regretted it since and have been exceptionally surprised by how reliable it has been. (basically the most reliable vehicle Ive ever owned)
now as I said, if you go only by what people say or you read online, then the ranger is "not" the first choice of the average person. regardless of the reason.
I think your taking what I say wrong, as in Im trying to insult the vehicle, I am not, I am only going by what I know from when I was looking for a truck. also keep in mind, Ive owned my ranger going on 6 yrs now, so that puts it right around the time frame your talking of yourself, '03/'04.