I'm new here (obviously), but I drive a 1997 Ranger XLT, extended cab, 3.0L automatic, 2wd, green exterior, tan and black interior, no ABS or Traction Control. Its in great condition, except for a few scars that prove that this little truck still holds up to the best of them. Drives great even after 191,000, the engine and everything underneath has a nice cover of dirt/rust which is less than appealing.
I've really come to love this truck, especially when I regularly get between 22-25 mpg overall. I've only driven it for less than a year, but its never let me down. I'll have to put up a few pics.