I had a 97 exactly like the one below. Mine was a Mazda but it came off the same line as a Ranger. It had the 3.0 v6 and if I remember right it got around 20 MPG, however it was a 5 speed stick. I loved driving it but it sucked in snow. Had to really sand bag the heck out of it. (I had a little Nissan that loved the snow) Anyway, the worst thing about that Mazda (Ranger) was that it lost a head gasket at about 65,000. Most everybody seemed to like their Ranger...I probly just had bad luck. Hope yours treats you good!