Definitely still a market for the smaller pickup, let's hope Ford doesn't discontinue this truck!
I bought this pickup from a Honda dealer in the fall of 2009, as the lease was winding down on our Civic, and they had the truck we were looking for.
A few months later, we had issues with the truck not starting -- the radio, lights, etc. would work, but the engine wouldn't turn over.
After several trips to third-party garages and two tows, the Honda dealer finally sent the truck to a Ford dealership, where immediately they told me that there was a recall on this model for a defective anti-theft sensor. It was covered under Ford's warranty, and neither myself or the Honda dealer had to pay a cent.
Knock on wood, this has been the only issue I have had with the truck.
This a great little truck. Plenty of room for the 2 of us with lots of storage space behind the seat (side-facing rear seats are not comfortable for passengers!).
Our ATV fits nicely in the 6' box, and it easily tows our boat.
The 4x4 is great for our tough Canadian winters, and the A/C is cool and refreshing in the warmer months.
Truck rides great on the highway with lots of power, although gas mileage in the city is tough (like all Rangers), but we knew this when we bought it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th September, 2010