I bought a 1997 Ford Ranger, new off the lot. It has AC, 5 speed, Single CD/Radio. My truck as of Jan 14, 2013 has 343, 500 miles on it. I have gone thru a few sets of tires, a new clutch at 300,00. Changed out once the catalytic converter, timing belt, alternator and starter. Brakes done as usual. I keep the oil changed, filters replaced, tires rotated and drive it a posted speeds. I keep it clean although it has some wear and tear but still is in great shape. No rust either! I hope Betsy can still give me several more thousand miles. I can say, I LOVE MY RANGER! Wish Ford would give me another Ranger…..Great little trucks!