I'm in the market for a new vehicle and I'm interested in what you guys think a good vehicle for hauling pins would be. When I first started looking, I was looking for a compact pickup. My dad used to have a Chevy Luv and I really "luved" that vehicle. I hauled fire wood in it, took trips to Indy to visit my brother from southern Indiana, and saved a lot on gas with it's manual 4 cylinder. It was also a cinch to work on myself being an older vehicle.
I love the early compact pickups for their gas mileage and ease of use in the city. I was also looking at VW Caddys which are like Rabbits but a with a bed. They apparently get really good gas mileage but it's a unibody which is a little worrying.
Recently I've been wondering if I should expand looking at bigger pickups or SUVs or minivans or even wagons. I'm single, live in a rural area which can be a problem when it snows and don't take many trips. I don't have to drive to work so day to day mileage doesn't matter much. I kind of have a preference for smaller vehicles with less of a footprint and older vehicles from the 70s and 80s. That said, I'm open to any suggestions with your personal experience on how easy it is to haul one or two pins and other pros or cons.