Looking at purchasing my first vehicle...I was looking at mini trucks, specifically a nissan hardbody (d21). Thinking a mini truck because being able to just put a tailgate pad on and throw my bike in without dicking around with a rack is attractive. I am assuming that the bed is also big enough for a couple pairs of skis. I think the 4cyl for sure bc I also commute like 50 miles a day for school.
Anyone have any experience with the nissans? Also looking at late 90s early 2000s ford rangers and nissan frontiers. I am trying to pick something up for around $2500 bc I want to leave room for a set of tires.
Any input is appreciated