I'm still looking as well, narrowed it down to 2 hehicle types. I have a good friend that has been helping me, he's one of the head mechanics at one of the Honda dealerships. After listening to me, we've knocked it down to a Honda car or a Toyoya pickup we plan to score off Craigslist. He checks the motor/ride, I do the haggle.
If it's a Honda we are looking for something around 150,000 miles, AC, proof of a timing belt change and good paperwork in the car's history.
Toyota pickup, I want the 22R motor, hopefully extended cab, AC, and a campershell would rule.
Planning on dropping $2,500 to $3,000 and I feel good with a picky ass mechanic on my side.
Am in the same market but looking for a p/u.