Mine has and still is a 03 ford ranger 4x4. I was in an accident 3 years back during winter and needed a vehicle fast to get back to work. I live 25 miles away from my job. The truck had a fresh inspection on it and drove good so I bought it. Within a few weeks it was thumping a bit from the front end when going over bumps.
Took it to a mechanic who checked it out and said " Your wheel is about to fall off "...and that's where the long journey began. I bought the truck for $3000 and have put $3000 into it over 3 years. Passenger side upper control arm, both front wheel hubs, front sway bar links, 2 front rotors, drivers side caliper, both rear drums, hold down kits, wheel cylinders, both emergency brake cables, shocks front and rear, exhaust, coil, plugs, wires, both front lower control arms, body work, box has been taken off twice to patch up frame, gas tank strap. I am probaly forgetting a few things
...This has all happened in 30,000 miles! The only reason I have kept it is because I need a 4×4 for the winter time where I live...." Ford Tough"....yeah right. Once this is done I will never buy another ford product. That felt good to get that off of my chest...lol