February of 1993, I purchased a 1993 Ford Ranger with a 3.0 engine from Beaudry Ford in Atlanta, GA. The Mighty Ford Ranger (as it is affectionately called) has taken me to and from work, hauled landscaping material, filled in as a delivery vehicle for my business and completed many other important and enjoyable transportation tasks. It has 540,000 miles on the original engine. Although I own Auto World Auto Parts, Inc in Ball Ground, GA I do not spend all my profits on parts for the Ranger. I had the auto parts store long before I had the Ranger. I certainly did not get into the parts business because of the Mighty Ford Ranger. It has been a reliable vehicle for the last 18 years. At this point I have no intention of replacing the Ranger. Dispite my wife’s objections, I plan to drive it another 500,000 miles.