Hi! Just bought a 2009 Ford Ranger XLT 4wd v6 with an A.R.E. DCU canopy..
I'm a Washington state beekeeper that just bought a 2009 Ford Ranger XLT 4wd v6 with an A.R.E. DCU canopy. My Honda Odyssey's transmission blew up after 150,000 miles and I needed a vehicle to haul my honey (literally), beeswax candles, tent, tables, etc to Farmers Markets where I sale honey and beeswax candles. It's a heavy load and the Ranger is handling it just fine. My wife and I like the truck so much we're going to fix the Honda's transmission and use that for the markets and save the truck for long haul honey transport and vacations. The truck had 43,000 miles on it and is in excellent condition. It was a fleet truck for a medical firm here in Seattle and was well maintained. I already love this this Ranger. What a stable ride and what smooth automatic transmission gear transitions.