I was going to steal the 4cyl truck post for this question.lol. Been thinking of getting a little truck have three big ones now 2 Chevs and a Dodge. I am not interested in a four cyl have to pull the boat and keep up with traffic, been looking at the Mazda aka Ford Ranger, the Mazda seems to have a bit more resale value, but cost less new because of the rep associated with American built stuff the Ranger is Cheaper to buy used. I don't belong to any car forums and anyways it would be used to haul firewood so it belongs here. Anyone have one of these trucks with the 4L motor. I have herd that the Standard trans gives more problems than the Auto,ie I Talked to a ford dealer and they said the Slave cyl on the hyd clutch tends to go after 60,000mi or 100 000km.But of course 75% of the used trucks they have do have the auto trans in them. I like the rear end I mean axle of the truck, it's got some meat on it,okay get your minds out of the gutter. My 80 Chev wood hauler is rusting away and a nice little truck that could pull a trailer with 2500lbs of wood would be great.