Well I sold my 97 about a year ago. I have been running carless since then. Now it is time for a new one.
I had a excab with the 4cly and the 5speed manual. I really enjoyed it. Good mileage, very dependable, and plenty of utility.
Now I need some recommendations. I know I want a 01+ Ranger with an extended cab 2wd, but I don't know much about the newer 2.3 or the newer 4.0 Are the transmissions offered on the 01+ truck the same as the past ones? I think I want the 4cyl but the excab 4cly combo is kinda hard to find.
Good to hear about the 2.3s and the five speeds. The reason I am looking for an 01+ is that I am not a big fan of the 2.5 it is just an enlarged 2.3lima. The new duratec engine is what I am after. I am also just not a fan of the 3.0 While it is a very sturdy engine, It is an old design and there is no real reason to get it over the newer 4.0
Any confirmation on the 2.3 and the 5speeds not being offered in the ex-cabs?