I just got an '88 2WD 2.9. My wife's cousin has had it in Dallas for the past ~5 years and hasn't even driven it in two. Got a 4 up U-haul trailer, borrowed a truck, put a new battery in the Ranger - started right up. Been changing fluids, belts, wipers, tires etc. like a madman ever since. It's going to be my daily driver.
North Austin here and new to the site. I've had my 2000 Ranger XLT for about three or four months now and is now my daily driver. I would love to have a meet some time and get to know the other members.