With compact pickups very much back in style – even though there are only a couple to choose from on the new vehicle market at the moment – we’ve certainly seen our fair share of nice, lower-mile Ford Ranger pickups go up for auction as of late. That list includes a 2002 XLT with 29k miles, a 2k-mile XL Trailhead, a 3k-mile 2011 Sport, and a 34k-mile 2007 XLT, to name just a few. Now, those in the market for a gently-used example of this particular model have yet another one they can bid on right now – this 2003 Ford Ranger XLT that has just 13k miles on the clock that’s currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer.
This particular 2003 Ford Ranger XLT remained in the possession of its original owner in Florida for the majority of its life, at least until the selling dealer acquired it last December. They certainly didn’t drive it much over the past 20 or so years, however, as the regular cab, Styleside bed-equipped pickup remains in like new condition with just a single scratch and some paint chips marring its black exterior paint. Otherwise, this is just a clean and simple pickup, albeit one strangely equipped with white wall tires.
The same is true of the two-tone gray cloth interior that has no obvious flaws, coupled with amenities such as manual crank windows, a center console, a CD stereo, and air conditioning. The seller did replace the truck’s shocks, coils, control arms, and sway bar links as well, so it should be good to go for some time, too.
Power for this particular Ranger comes from Ford’s naturally-aspirated 2.3L I-4 engine, which is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The seller performed some basic maintenance under the hood to get this clean pickup ready for its next owner as well – changing the oil and replacing the fuel pump, crankshaft seal, air conditioning compressor, and battery – and for those who’ve grown tired of today’s increasingly complex trucks, it should have plenty of appeal as a result.