I test drove the 3.0 yesterday. It was kinda nice. Reminded me a lot of my dad's old Explorer. Biggest gripes: not as much punch as my more powerful, lighter car (duh, duh, duh), and my left knee kept canceling the turn signal. All in all, not too bad.
Don't know if I'm going to buy it, though. I'll hold off and give the seller a chance to sell it out from under me. In the mean time, I'll try to find another fun, light truck or jeep in my price range. If neither happen, then it was destined to be.
No ranger yet!