You can still buy a regular cab pickup with an 8' bed. Probably not going to find one with a manual transmission, though. You don't see a lot of them around, because not a lot of people want them. Mine's got more people room than a Town Car limo, and I still can (and do) haul 4x8 sheets of plywood or RV wings in it. Even in my short little yuppie bed.
Don't hate it 'cause it's pretty.