HI! I've got a 4X4, but it's always nice to talk with those who have 4x2s. Pics of the muddin would be fun!
My Grandfather never had a 4x4 until his last truck. The truck I learned to drive was a Chevy standard cab long bed 2x4 with positrac. Had a three on the tree with a small block. Driven with some common sense it would go lots of places most would not take a 4x4.