Based on a survey of owner-reported problems during the first three months of ownership, the '84 Ranger had "quality unbeaten by any major small-truck maker!" Not only that, it had the widest cab of any small truck. But at least the Ranger was small back then!
What the hell ever happened to small pick up trucks? I'd think with gas costing more than a decent kidney transplant (If you combine two recent news stories involving India, this is wicked funny) that small trucks would be all the rage.
Most small trucks these days are mid-size and don't even come with a decent 4 cylinder engine, or reasonable fuel efficiency. I guess having them driven mostly be inland-empire soccer moms means they need to be fancier and bigger, but I think a manufacturer that comes out with a good, solid small truck would have a money-maker on their hands. Too bad no one ever listens to me.