I had a ranger once. I put 450 K miles on it with replacing the upper half of the engine, and the transmission. Mine had no options at all no ac, radio, cig lighter, but the price was right. I got it with 15,000 miles for 5000 bucks from a dealer who could not sell it without the options or AC.
I had the 2.2 4 cylinder, manual. Good tough little trucks.
I don't know but I've been told it's hard to swim with the weight of gold. On the other hand I have heard it said it's just as hard with the weight of lead.