They are hard to find nowadays in decent shape. A few reasons:Don't get me wrong, there's been a lot of improvement in engine tech in 30 years, giving us engines that are better in almost every way - they're lighter, faster, more efficient, and more powerful - and I appreciate those improvements. But...it doesn't get much simpler than those older Rangers, and there is something to be said for simple. I'd jump on one of I stumbled across one for sale at a reasonable price.
Rust. Those old Rangers are pushing 25+ years and unless they were garage kept and the undercoating maintained they will have some serious rust issues. All of ours, and most I see in the wild, had huge holes in the wheel wells and that ridge under the doors.
Second (and probably biggest) reason being work crews buying them up and running them into the ground. Most of the time if I see an old ranger on the road its loaded to the brim with roofing material or landscaping waste.
Country boys also bought alot of them up, put lift kits on them to go mudding. At least down here in KY they did .
There is a nice one in my neighborhood that I see all the time. I believe its an 92-ish XTL, sweet condition with that all red interior. Old timer drives it around, probably had it since new.