Hey just thought I'd properly introduce myself. I've been lurking around for a few months. Really appreciate all the great info here.
My parents decided to go back to a full size truck so they bought a 2010 F150 (very nice) and gave me a pretty good deal on their 2004 Ranger, couldn't pass it up! It's a hell of an improvement over my ailing '96 Accord.
2004 Ranger XLT 2WD 4.0L V6 Auto, 120K miles and still runs like the day it left the lot.
You can see pics of it fresh from a thorough detail on my flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/macetopher/sets/72157624144082489/detail/
Anyway, I'm 23, working on my bachelors in Geophysics at the University of Texas at Dallas. Plans for the truck are limited by college income (minimal) but I hope to get rid of those silly swooshy wheels, maybe better sounding exhaust, and do something about that peeling rubber layer on the stereo bezel (suggestions welcomed)