Evening folks, looking to tap the collective knowledge-base and search for a 'beater' truck. About to buy another house, have 2 DD already, and looking for a truck to add to the garage for basic home use. Planning for mostly trips around town, getting plants, mulch, fences, kitchens, and other appliances...the typical house-related tasks. 2wd is fine, nothing fancy needed.
Last truck I bought for this sort of work was a Nissan Frontier 4x4, it fared well but rusted out VERY quickly. I'd love to avoid this as much as possible. Hoping for a truck that will last a few years, and one that is easy enough to work on myself.
What sort of recommendations does TCL have for a sub $5k beater?