Hello all! I am pretty determined to buy myself a hardbody. I need to get one (2wd) for $3000 to $4000. Coincidentally, there is a '93 Nissan Hardbody 2wd 2.4L automatic tranny with 180,000 miles on it for sale in town. The truck is in great shape for it's age. The body looks new. The paint on top of the cab is beginning to fade, but that is nearly the only blemish I can find. The interior is in really good shape too. I think it was a grandpa truck. It has a camper on it (which I like) and I'm pretty sure it has been there since new as the bed has (really clean) carpet lining the bed. I lifted the carpet to find a couple of layers of egg crate foam underneath...I could sleep in this thing. Anyway, point is, the paint in the bed wasn't even scratched. No rust underneat. 4 matching and fairly new tires with a brand spanking new spare on it. It has the tiny 14" rims on it... But I can live with that for now. Other problems are, the AC vent selector switch seems to be out of line or something. I can only select the right half of the air flow options, but it blows cold none the less. Also the center vents are melted? Texas heat? The stereo does nothing...whatever. Now for the real worries. When I first started it up I let it idle for a while. It began to slightly blow white smoke. I mean it was barely noticable. When I took it down the road, it drove wonderfully. Plenty of power, shifts perfect, like new. So I stomped the gas. A lot of white smoke came out for about a half second and then went away. It never sputtered or anything like that. It never occured again during the test drive. I took it back and parked it. It smelt like it was running rich. I went back about 6 hours later to "take my wife for a drive" (see if it happened again). I checked to make sure it was cold and started it up. No smoke. Ran it down the road. No smoke. I bet the truck had been sitting for some time and this was the culprit. Any thoughts? I plan on doing a nice tune-up if I do buy it. Hopefully that would take care of the running rich. The other thing that bothered me was a squeeling noise (like a constant belt slipping but quieter) coming from the belt assembly. It was quiet enough that you could only hear it right infront of the truck with the hood down. I believe it to be a pulley bearing giving up. I could fix that easy. Anyway, the truck would cost me $3000 even. He is even willing to pay TT&L. Good deal? Could I do better? I plan on using it as a point A to point B truck and possibly on a few road trips. And, of course, some light wheeling with my brother in his 2wd S-10 from time to time. In the future I would like to put some 15" rims and larger tires on it. Crank the front torsion bars slightly and lift the back to match. My ultimate goal is an economical daily driver/weekend wheeler. Let me know what you guys think!