The reliable, jack-of-all-trades car.
2001 Ford Ranger
This vehicle has more manual feature than many newer cars do, which only makes it all the more simple to deal with. Even if you are not a "technology geek" or a "car person", getting to know every button and control in this car is so easy. The car drives very smoothly without jerking if you tap the break a little too quickly. Unfortunately, the rear wheel drive system causes some problems in bad weather if the bed of the truck is empty, as the lack of weight gives the rear wheels nothing to grip the road with and skidding can be common. In winter, though, shoveling some snow into the bed or adding weight in some other way completely solves that problem. The material used for the seats do not feel cold in the winter or hot in the summer like leather seats and other materials do. The gauges on the dash can sometimes be a little unreliable (the gas can fluctuate about 1/8 of a tank back and forth sometimes), and the mph gauge reads 10 mph at a full stop, but those things have never caused any problems for me or others who have driven this car. The windshield wipers are one of my favorite features, with over 10 different speed settings that allow for the perfect speed in every type of rainstorm.