"This is my third Ford Ranger in 12 years. I bought it used 6 weeks ago with 42,000 miles, to replace my 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0, Extended cab, 4 door. Already I miss the little back two doors. The extended cab 2 door is not nearly as useful. In fact, its just plain hard to use the back area at all. I cannot even reach the little sliding rear window to see if it works. I am trying to find out if there is any way to allow the passenger seat to go just 2 or 3 inches further forward and make use of the back area more possible. There is easily room to go that far further forward between the front of the seat and dash. The 4.0 L obviously gets a little less mpg. I am getting 21 as an average. My 3.0 L got closer to 26. I also notice the distance between the seat and steering wheel is just a little tighter in the 2011. I have to squeeze a bit to get under the steering wheel. The electric windows and door locks seem to be standard on the 2011. I personally, liked the manual better. They work fine, just manual is what I am used to. The first time I washed it (and it hadn't been washed in about a year) I knocked off a little ¾" chunk of paint on the edge of the cab next to the back window. That NEVER happened with my 99 for sure. I bought some touch up paint and hope that holds the problem in bay in that one area. The 2011 has some "stone guards" at the bottom of the wheel wells on both front and back. They are very much lacking. I am in the process of removing them and replacing them with mud flaps..another $100. out of my pocket to get to a place that Ford Ranger needed to be all along. I used the truck to haul some loading ramps the day before I washed it. And the tiny scratches that the loading ramps made allowed the pressure washer to blast the paint loose down to the primer. This pressure washer is a standard commercial car wash and does not have any particulary high pressure. I washed my 99 there many times with no such problems. The 2001 runs and drives fine, no complaints there. I do notice a little wind noise on the driver side window area which I may be able to fix by moving the door latch in slightly on the door post. I will see when it gets warmer. Do not misunderstand me, I like Rangers and find them more to my liking than lots of the other larger pickups and the other two smaller pickups that are a lot more $$$."