Second new Michigan guy!
I just joined as well, from Kalamazoo!
I drive a 1998 Ranger XLT with the stepside bed. 2WD with the smaller 6 cylindar. Bought it new and have put 174,000 on it. I'm at the point where I am considering trading it in for something with 4WD, but can't quite give up on it yet!
I know very little about car repair, but damned if I won't try!