Well, it looks as if my Lexus RX300 isn't going to be cutting the mustard in the near future with the kids growing up and wanting to get outdoors more so I'm on the lookout for something that will fit in loads of camping gear + bikes in the near future and Mrs Speedy and myself have taken a likeing for a double cab pickup. These can be had at quite low mileage for very little money <£5000. we're not looking at buying new or nearly new as it will get quite abused by the fact the kids are still quite young and the interior will get trashed, so a vehicle circa 2005 will be favorite. In particular the Nissan Navara is looking like our vehicle of choice and, as it won't be used for commuting, (I cycle into work) it will only be used a couple of times a week, but a LOT at the weekends when we go off camping or walking in the lakes/pennines, so fuel isn't really an issue. in fact, after running the 3.0 automatic Lexus for over 3 years now I suspect that I'll get better mileage from one of these. So what I want to know when considering in purchasing one of these is the following (if anyone knows): 1. What makes/models are recommended and which should be avoided? 2. What kind of mileage can I expect (the Lexus is awful, so it must be an improvement)? 3. What other things should I consider? 4. What road tax do they incur? Any help would be much appreciated.