MY Br In Law has a Isuzu Rodeo, 4x4 with the manual trans. He pulls it 4 down and really loves it. They can be found fairly inexpensively I think his is a mid 90's and they were built till this year I believe. He like it becuase he can take it out to go fishing since it is 4x and it will carry his paddle boat inside when on the road.
I think most folks go for 4x with man trans as most have a manual transfer case that will lock into neutral and you dont have to have a dribve shaft disconnect or anything like that as a automatic may require. He had a honda civic manual that he pulled all over but he had to raise the front wheels off the ground. He bought a little mizsubishi to pull but they cannot be pulled 4 down.