We just saw this 1999 white over tan cloth Ford Ranger pickup posted here on Craigslist in Kutztown, Pennsylvania for $2,494 and reasonable offers will be considered.  This 1999 is a third generation model that features a three inch longer wheelbase and and fully boxed front frame section.

A nice simple small truck that gets decent gas mileage and even fits in a one-car garage.  We’re dumbfounded as to why manufacturers walked away from this segment in favor of the new mid-sized versions that are really the full-sized trucks in size prior to the early 1990s.  In particular, we just never understood why Ford walked away from selling Rangers in the U.S. 2012 after a successful 29 year production run.  More frustrating is that year, they launched a new version of the Ranger in all markets except the U.S.  Was Ford so embarrassed for killing U.S. Ranger production they avoided selling a foreign made redesigned version? Comment below on your thoughts as we’d love to know the answer to this question.

For the 1983 model year, Ford introduced the Ranger for the United States and Canada. Replacing the Courier (a rebadged Mazda B1800), the Ranger was the first compact pickup truck designed by Ford. Using the same chassis architecture, three generations of the Ranger were produced across its 29-year production run. The model line underwent major redesigns for 1993, 1998, and a mid-cycle update in 1989.  Just a nice basic little truck that, with four cylinder power, provided decent fuel economy.

The seller’s post does not provide much description other than the heater runs hot and the air conditioning cold.  It’s decently equipped with an automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and a bed liner with a cover.  The Tan cloth interior presents nicely as well.  This appears to be a lightly used example that will either make a nice base for either a cool V8-powered Hot Rod, a Home Project run-about, or even a great first car for someone about to get their driver’s license.  Whichever you choose, good luck with the Purchase!