I should be getting my 97 Ranger 2.3 in a couple of weeks when my co-worker finds himself another ride.
I find this thread interesting. I drive almost 50 miles one way to work. The Ranger is going to be my back-up/hauling vehicle. I have a 2004 VW Jetta TDI that I've had for 6 years and 3 days, and it has over 175,500. I fill it up once every 8 days on average, and I get 47 mpg if I drive it like I stole it, and my best tank is 820 miles averaging 51.9 mpg. I LOVE this car.
The Ranger has a shifting issue for me to figure out, and needs tires. Other than that, it runs excellent. New brakes, shocks, clutch and full tune-up all withing the last 20,000 or so. Dark blue with gray interior, standard cab XLT.
I miss having a truck, and this one I am getting a deal on that is worth me fixing the tranny issue.
...and I think I'll pass on the Fabreeze idea, I will just hang 'em out the window as I'm driving