crzyone,Looking for a cheap 4x4 pickup. Ugly is fine as long as it runs well. Budget is around 3-4k.
Might also consider quads or some type of off-road golf cart type thing.
Prefer within a few hours of Austin but if it is the right deal further is fine.
Give me a few days & I'll find you an OLD-SCHOOL 4x4 Ford F250 diesel. in that price range = CRUDE, TOUGHER THAN A dollar steak & seldom breaks down.
LOTS of those on South Texas ranches. = The old 1986 model that we had on our farm for >20 years had over 500,000 miles when it was DESTROYED by a neighbors one ton Santa Gertrudeus bull.
FWIW an old-school 6.9 IH diesel with a manual trans is damned near indestructible.