The cheapest Nissan Frontier S seems to be $20,035 (before tax and title) at Downey Nissian. It is a spartan thing and not really a truck I like but it may work as a work truck used on construction sites. The bare bones Chevy Colorado L package (doesn't even have AC) is $18,889 but really I wouldn't go lower than the LH package which is $19,995. Tacomas lowest price is around $23,000. The new Ranger $24,000. That seems the price for a midsized work truck these days.