On Mar 18, 2007, at 8:51 AM, Chris King wrote:
> Meanwhile, Kathy's BMW and especially my 2000 Ford Ranger are
> sucking my
> wallet dry...
I can tell you from experience with a '94 Ranger --- Once you replace
all the factory parts with quality aftermarket parts, it is virtually
trouble-free. Mine is 13 years old, has over 110,000 miles (30,000
on the engine), still looks great, and is now very dependable--
because there are no Ford factory parts left in it. Unfortunately,
yours is at the age where it's time to start replacing all those parts.