I bought my 1993 Nissan King Cab Pickup with 94,000 miles on it and it now has 152,000. I have the 4-cylinder / 5 speed combo and feel the power to weight ratio on the 4WD is not good enough. The additional transfer case weight, suspension, slighly bigger tires absolutely rob this motor of power. A small truck such as this should get 17 - 18 MPG, not 14 - 15. It does have reliability and true toughness on back roads, so camping is a non-issue. I am pleasantly suprised about where it can go. It does boast a thicker / heavier frame than a Toyota. However, buy the Toyota. A cheaper Nissan is NOT the answer. If you are looking at trucks, and are afraid to spend the extra money up front cost on a a Toyota, buy one anyway.
This truck with proper shocks / tires is indeed just plain tough!