My son and I are new to the dirt. We've been towing our bikes out to our preferred riding site using my wife's Saturn Vue as the tow vehicle, and a trailer graciously loaned by my neighbor. Last Saturday on the way home (after my son's bike ate its bottom end) some yahoo decided to blow our doors off. Swerving to the right to give him room, the Vue must have caught a rut at just the wrong angle. We weren't going fast; maybe 25 mph. Broken sway bar, bent or busted tie rod, possible damaged steering linkage, $1,500. My wife was not happy. Since the Vue is the only vehicle I have set up for towing, we're off the dirt until I can find another solution. I'd like to find an old(er), cheap, simple pickup. No preference as to make, model, year. Extended cab would be nice (I'm 6' 7") but I could live with a standard cab for the short term. It just needs to be able to haul our bikes from our house to the riding site, and back. We'll improve or rebuild as necessary over time. Won't be a commuter vehicle. I'd prefer manual everything; manual start would be okay (a kickstarter on an F-150?). Easy to work on; my wrenching skills are from the days of points, plugs, condenser, carburetor, and hi-beam switches on the floor. Replacement parts easy to find, and relatively inexpensive. Recommendations? Models or years to avoid? Encouragement? Advice? Horror stories? -- Mark Edit: well, oops -- now I see the truck and vehicle sub-forum. Reposted.