I fell in love with my 2007 Ranger the minute I test drove it. It's a great looking & well built affordable truck that's fun to drive and very versatile. It's comfortable on long trips, packs plenty of gear, handles well and has enough power to safely pass & accelerate on the highway. My Ranger has given me 100% reliability and I am very pleased with the treatment I have received from the Ford dealer. The maintenance is less than half the cost of maintaining my Honda Civic with far better quality and reliability. I feel far safer driving this little truck than I ever did driving my Honda or my Toyota and am convinced Ford is the way to go for me.
My son also bought an '08 Ranger and continues to have an excellent experience, friends & co-workers own 3-10 year old Rangers and love them as well.
The Ranger is a long proven little workhorse with a huge following, very popular with the average income and younger crowd since the early 80's. A great truck for the money!
One word of caution - for anyone thinking of buying one of these excellent trucks new you better get one before the end of next year as Ford is saying they're pulling the Ranger off the market for 2-3 years to replace it with the F100, then re-introducing them with a 4 door option, as they have in Thailand and abroad.
Much information is available on the Ford Ranger, here's some good links: