I had been looking for a cheap truck for about a year, got tired of trying to haul stuff in the car (especially trash...yuck) or borrow someones' truck. I needed a truck badly, but a third car payment was impossible. I had also owned three Nissan trucks in the past and liked them. The lowered 94 I kept for seven years and 110,000 miles, all but 5 of which were put on by me!
I work at a Chevy dealer as a technician. In January one of the parts drivers drove this truck to work one day with a for sale sign on back... 1980 Datsun 720 pickup: $750. Fugly thing too. Butternut squash yellow/ gray primer, peeling chrome, peeling moldings, busted passenger mirror scraping the door, rust holes, surface rust, filthy like it hadn't been cleaned in decades, ripped seats, dryrot of plastic in interior, etc, but it ran great, only 140,ish miles. I road tested it and put it on the lift and decided I wanted it. The price was very good for the condition. Just had to wait on tax refund. Well, tax refund got blown on unexpected expenses, doctor bills, tires for wife's car, $500 worth of parts to fix wife's car, etc. Fast forward to late June. He drives it to work again, I thought he surely had sold it by then! I bought it July 1st.
I love this little truck. And it has become a hobby to keep me busy fixing it up.