I currently drive a 2009 Isuzu I290 2wd pickup. I'm finding that I'm having to haul heavier payloads and need 4wd as well as needing to pull a larger trailer at times. The Isuzu is a great size for city driving, but too small for construction and farm work. For years I've shied away from considering a full size truck due to their poor fuel mileage, and overall size, but now I"m thinking I'll have to bite the bullet and up size. I've heard lots of horror stories about U.S trucks, but Toyota and Nissan seem way overpriced. I don't want to buy new, and I'm considering an older truck with 4wd and an extended cab in the 1995-2004 range. I'm a bit torn between taking the risk with an American truck, or just paying more and buying a Nissan or Toyota. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.