Try to find a late 90'* GM truck with the 5.7 Vortec. GREAT engine. Our 98 Yukon flat out HAULS on and off road. We took it out 4 wheeling on trails around Moab Utah, in SLT w/ offroad package configuration. 2 door or 4 door would fit the bill. Not so great on gas, but it'* better then expedition.
The full size GM variants are just too big for my wife to drive. She liked her truck (yes it is - soon to be was - her truck), but she has never liked the full size SUV.
I looked at the 98 GC Limited today and was NOT impressed. After I test drove it, I hopped into a '95 Chevy Blazer LS 4.3L 4x4 with over 140,000 miles on it. The thing drove like a champ. Which brings me to the topic of my new thread.