My ol' 94 Ranger is still running - I'll probably keep it ANOTHER
9 years. Still has the ORIGINAL battery in it, and works fine - even in the below zero temps. this winter. Even though a deer ran into it (and was killed), all that it has from the encounter is a single slight scratch from the deer's skull just below the headlight, and a barely visible slight wrinkle on the front fender! Now that's a great pickup.
Wish it had better traction in the snow, but studded snow tires make up for that deficiency!