I bought a 1999 Ranger 4x4, 3.0L v6, extended cab, about 5 weeks ago. The transmission was in rough shape, and there's some tailgate rust, but otherwise it's all good. So I had the trannie rebuilt I'm shopping for a tailgate and I'm already enjoying this little truck.
I have a 100 mile round-trip commute each weekday, which I guess is expecting a lot from a truck with 165,000.
My last truck was a Datsun (pre-Nissan) pickup that I bought in about 1976. It was a California truck and didn't like our Wisconsin winters.