Hi! I was browsing around the internet, looking at Ranger articles and found this forum. Looked like fun (I was checking out the picture contest thread, "Post a pic of your Ranger next to a drunk guy in a giant Subway sandwich costume", etc.)
I have a 97 Ranger, a Cayman Green XLT Flareside extended cab with the jump seats in back and a tiny little 2.3L four cyl with a 5-speed manual. With the exception of my one mod - the addition of the camper top - it's all factory and going to stay that way. I bought it when it was brand-new, with only seven miles on it, and it's never given me a single problem until now. Had a couple of small transmission issues recently so it spent some time in the shop getting the tranny (and my wallet) cleaned out.
It's my daily driver, I love this truck. My other car is a 2005 Roush Mustang. I spent a couple of years in a Mustang club back in Omaha, and that was fun. I just haven't joined any car clubs since moving back to Texas.
Here's a pic I took back in Omaha when the truck turned 100,000 miles. The moment the odometer turned, I stopped and had a one-person Chinese Fire Drill to celebrate.