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I actually wanted a Toyota....

given time, I've learned to appreciate my Ranger. There's 5 crucial characteristics that makes my WHITE Ranger stand out:
1) Extended cab; without this option, you're just driving a company truck.
2) Tow package; gives it that "muscle car" flair, plus I hate saggy rear ends -on-women too.
3) Alloy wheels; let's face it -stock sucks!
4) Mud flaps; practical, and although it's a minor detail....it looks sexy!
5) White letters on the tires; this is a newfound appreciation for me. I've never cared before. I've just spent $120.00 more on two rear tires than I could have, simply for....white....letters. It just gives it that "POP". Vain?....Yep.
Of course these are just cosmetics. Luckily it featured these characteristics as a bonus to more important factors; low miles (for a '96), clean/strong motor (V-6), sound tranny/suspension, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Yeah, she's been good to me.
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Welcome to RF. Glad you're enjoying your Ranger. It'll last you a long time if you take care of it.

Unfortunately, it's going to take more than that to stand out around here. That's where you start getting your wallet out.
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The Ranger is a great truck, not complete make in the USA but I good truck none the less.
I have been driving them since early nineties and have never been disappointed.
The only reason to go to a Toy is availablity of future parts, OEM and aftermarket.
Ford, indirectly has screwed us Ranger owners by stopping production; most after market companies, that make custom parts, have almost eliminated the Ranger form their line up.
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