Just bought my first pickup in March and went with the new Ford Ranger. I wanted/needed a pick up for my kayaks, camping, the occasional yard projects and hopefully a lot of whitetails. More importantly I wanted it to fit in my garage(the larger trucks were too big). So far its perfect. I got the one with the 6ft bed. It has more bells and whistles than I needed but its hard to find a new vehicle without them. I previously had a 2006 Explorer(it's my son's now) that I have had very few issues with. I had considered the Tacoma but had heard about the frame issues and was advised by my brother in law(that works for a Toyota dealership/service center) to avoid them unless the frame had already been replaced.