We mourn the loss of the compact pickup truck. One by one, the trucks like the Ford Ranger, Mazda B-Series, Chevy S-10 and others have all gone out of production or been replaced by larger models. Whatever happened to the tough, affordable, small truck?
We've seen Nissans, Toyotas, and Rangers in LeMons races, and they've (mostly) been pretty lackluster on the race track. The shocking thing is the lack of Toyota truck reliability, but perhaps you really do get what you pay for when you buy a very used-up $500 Toyota truck.
Even the Japanese have camino envy. Some even want one so much they convert their old Nissans into car-trucks. This guy took an S13 180SX and made it into a "Driftomino." Sure the ride height is too low to go drive through a field, and the bed is only big enough to carry a mini scooter, but it makes up for it with…