whats the most reliable 4×4 that I can pickup for 3000?

I’m lookin for an extra cab truck or suv manual tranny and 4×4. But i can’t figure which would be the most reliable one to get? I immediately thought of toyotas but the 3.0 v6’s all have head gasket problems.

I’ve thought of cherokees?
I don’t want an exploder, or an s10 or a trailblazer. any ideas?

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One Response to whats the most reliable 4×4 that I can pickup for 3000?

  1. bob November 11, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    Nissan 1995 2.4 if you want a 4 cylinder. I don’t have any experience with the 6 cylinder. I have 150,000 on mine still a very good reliable 4wd truck. ran it all through the mountians, overloaded it with firewood and it is still tight!
    here are some reviews http://www.edmunds.com/nissan/truck/1995/consumerreview.html
    you can do a lot of research on this website.
    good luck