I currently own a 2000 BMW, and they truly are the ultimate driving machine. However, not so ultimate in snow. Soon I'll be moving north to Wisconsin and I'm in need of a good 4x4 vehicle. Instead of buying foreign I thought a ranger would be good. Hope to learn some of the good and bad of the Ranger here before and after I make my purchase.
Also, the cost of maintenance to a German vehicle is astronomical. I want something I can abuse and will reliably get me to work every day in any weather.