I managed to pick up a 2001RZN147r, 2wd work mate, soley as a run a bout, to and from work duties, as I just purchased a brand new dual cab and didn't want to run the kays up on it.
Any way fate had it, spotted my little work mate for sale on the side of the road coming home one day, by the look of the condition it was in, straight as, clean, and most important Original, I thought this things probably going to be up there, turned out it had all the original books, unused tools behind the seat,service history, Interior all intact with no wear, new brakes, front wheel bearings, tyres, plugs, etc, etc, . Its got the 1rze 2 litre Fuel Injected engine, electronic ignition, 5 speed, optional A/C., Beaut Alloy tray with Tonneau
I had a Hilux Grinner years ago with the 2Y 1.8 lt engine and kicked myself for ever getting rid of it.
All I can say is look around, good original unmolested ones are still around, I guess I was in the right place, right time, then again there is a lot of sh*t also for sale
In short I love it, It hums along on the freeways, sits easily on 110kph, produces maximum torque at 2800rpm, so it pulls well without ringing its neck( for the size of the little donk ) and has a timing chain, so no worries of a belt letting go, had 280,000 km on it.
The ol mate who owned it, was having to hand in his license because of macular disease,
The only thing I had to do was get the a/c serviced $250 from memory regas, new receiver dryer, cant believe how cold it gets.
Cant honestly say I have seen many dual cab work mates around, that's not to say they aren't out there,
any way best of luck bud, you will come across one when you least expect it as I did,