Just bought a ranger within the last week. A 2001 4-cylinder 5 speed.
Bought it as something to get me back and forth to work that can also get okay gas mileage. Also being able to throw something in the back is a bonus.
Already did my first mod in removing:
yippie ... and removed those bed cap covers (or whatever you want to call them).
Might look at getting it Rhino-Lined in the future as well as a little tint to the windows.