So I have been thinking about, and looking around at some older (pre-Tacoma) Toyota Pickups. I have only found a few I would consider. I just graduated high school, and will be making an 80 mile per day drive to college starting in August. Better gas mileage is a plus, and having some extra cash on hand (from selling the Ranger) would be more than welcome.
The plan would to be to fix it up and possibly daily drive it. I know the 22R is a damn good motor, but I would still be concerned about mechanical problems on any 20+year old motor.
Needs a little love, and a little more than I would want to pay. The paint is rough as hell, but I work in my uncle's body shop and could do the prep work myself, so the only cost would be materials and 2-3 hours of labor to spray.
But 2600 seems like a lot. Maybe wait a while and try to talk them down a little?
What do you guys say? Drive the hell out of the Ranger and save up for something nicer after I finish school, or go for it?