I just got myself a new '09 Ranger XL two weeks ago.
I brought my very first Ranger XLT in '93, and I was the first person to buy the new style from the dealer. I LOVED that truck to death, and was glad to get rid of my '87 Chevy S-10 that i only kept for 2 years since it was a pure lemmon!
I was pleased with how quiet that 4 cylinder duel plugs was in the Ranger. I kept that for 4 years, and I needed the room to haul friends to places, so I got an Explorer. I traded my Explorer in '98 for my Dodge Stratus.
Missing the Ranger even more when we brought our first house 4 years ago, and kept saying I'm getting another Ranger! But we had other things that had to get done on the house, and this year i was ready!
I kept an eye out on a used Ranger, but was not finding what I was looking for in price and mileage wise.
So, I broke down and brought a new one insted.
It's pretty basic. I may dress it up some what down the road.. I am thinking of adding fog lights (Looks like I can do it with no issues), bug shield, and debating on bed cover.