Well, I bought a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, as the title says. As much as I loved the T-Bird, I really, really wanted a 4x4 truck I could redneck out. I actually still have the Bird, if anybody's looking for a 95 LX V8, but that's a discussion for the For Sale forum. Anyway, I wanted to stick with Ford (of course), wanted a 4x4 with at least a V6, at least an extended cab, 2001 or later, under 50k miles and under $16k. Well, up in Seattle, I came across a 2001 4x4 Sport Trac, with 43k miles for $16k. Blue book was almost $19k. I have to say I'm very happy with it so far. It has the 4.0L SOHC V6, and a 4.10 rear diff. Sad to say it almost feels faster than the Bird, and has about the same gas mileage. It came with a factory bed extender to add an extra 2' to the bed, a bed liner, running boards, and 6 disc CD changer. I looked at Ford Ranger's as well, but that back seat is absolutly useless and the amount of time that i'm carrying people, or stuff I want inside, the Sport Trac made more sense. F-150s as much as I want one were a little out of my price range for what I wanted.