Ford's horrible. I own 2 fords and love them, a 99 Ranger and a 94 Mustang GT, but would never by a new one. If I had actually paid a lot for this truck I would have been super pissed -
That's a 99 ranger... just over 10 years old and the frame was rotted in the back, and all the cross pieces behind the cab were shot. First thought would be, well it's from new england, must not have been washed enough in the winter.... but the front half of the two piece frame is perfect, along with the rest of the truck that is 100% rust free. If I didn't know how to weld this would have sent the truck to the junk yard. Seems to be some of these just rot out, and some are perfect, regardless of whether they were taken care of or not.
Supposedly around 2005 ford was making a turn around on quality issues... but looking at your truck, I'm guessing not.