My 84 Ranger finally bit the dust it looks like (looooong story). Put a wanted ad in the local paper for a late 80s Ranger and got a call for a referral to a friend in the next county. He had an 88 Ford Range XLT. 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual (said 25 mpg on highway), cruise control, extended cab in REALLY nice condition. Said when he bought it, it had rust around the wheel wells of the bed and front fenders, so he found another junker with good ones and swapped out. Gave me a couple of extra parts off the other so I believe it. Said he went through it and repaired almost anything needed (emergency brake needs a new cable). Had it repainted and said he didn't repaint over rust. 25K on speedometer, which looks far more like 125K than 225K. I know a coat of paint hides a multitude of sins, but... He apparently fixes up vehicles for resale as a hobby and sure sounded like he knew what he was doing. Retired independent trucker who did his own work. Just got the impression he wasn't B-Sing about it. My problem now it is it too pretty to take out on the farm - through the fields and over the hills. Now I need to find a clunker for a farm truck!!! Price was $2K, by the way. I didn't even try to haggle. I almost feel like I have a brand new, 06 model vehicle.