Like many of us, I suffer from an affliction that gives me an irrational dislike of boring yet practical vehicles. I do, in fact, flock to beaters. Only requirements (that I will totally disregard on a whim) for this purchase are:

it must get me the 8 miles from point A to point B in the Michigan winter

must not have a goddamn 4L60E

could possibly tow the bike

all under $3000.

But all these are apparently no good :( why can’t I just accept a boring-ass V6 manual work truck and be done with it?