As the title says, I've wanted a mini truck for the past few years and I think I'm just going to go ahead and start seriously looking for one this year.
I am looking for a regular cab, 2WD, 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual basic truck. Budget is $3-4k, which would put me in the '90s as far as age.
Having owned two older Toyotas, I am biased and would ideally like a Toyota truck or 1G Tacoma, however it seems that most of them in my price range have well over 200k miles. Is this an issue? I'm trying to keep the mileage under 200k if possible, but there are a few listed on Craigslist locally with over 400,000 miles, which makes me think that maybe the mileage shouldn't scare me? Is there anything else to look for on these older Toyotas?
Also, should I consider the Nissan Hardbody? Those still seem to pop up from time to time.