The life of a 2004 Ford ranger.
The truck was purchased in 2006. It is 15 years old and just recently that I have had to replace parts to this truck. It tells me that Ford makes a good product. The body has held up extremely well. Replacing a tie rod and muffler and windshield wipers. The mileage is not as good but, it still runs well. Upholstery has held up really well and is fairly comfortable. For a factory made radio with CD and cassette deck, it plays as good as any Bose system. My mechanic simple said that it was the age of the truck and he did warn me that you might find some more wear and tear but, for a 15 year old truck it runs really well. Other then replacing the tires, that is about it. I wondered why Ford stopped making the ranger pick up as it was so reliable. I understand they now are going to bring the ranger back. I plan to keep this truck at least one more year. It has really be reliable. If the price is right, I just might purchase the new rangers they are coming out with.