Originally Posted by TangoCharly
We are thinking about getting an older ('80s - '90s) pick up to tow. It would give us some utility when we aren't on the road and would be inexpensive to purchase. We have a 2008 Lexington GTS283.
I am thinking about either a Toyota or Nissan. I am assuming a manual transmission is the way to go.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I have a 1999 Toyota Tacoma and I would love to flat tow it, except it is an automatic and I don't want to put the oiler on it to flat tow it. A stick shift Toyota would be ideal. I have 235,000 miles on on my Toyota and the way it runs might go 350,000 or more. Watch for frame rust which is the only bad thing on these trucks. Since you are from California, that might not be a problem. The 2 door works and is the cleapest, but for more room look for the xracab. I heard that the 4 wheel drive can be locked out and it can be flat towed with no problems.
I drove a Nissan back in the 80's and was impressed with it. Never owned one though.
Which ever you pick do a google check to make sure it will flat tow with out having to add any extra equipment other then maybe light hook up and brakes.