I learned to drive on a 1963 Dodge Fargo 3-on-the-tree that my dad and I restored, and later he traded it in for a Mazda truck with a topper. Nothing special, definitely not a 4x4, but with enough clearance for dirt road driving and enough carrying capacity to do what we needed to do.
The trucks came in handy because at the time I was doing a lot of youth sports coaching and work related to a high school band and drama department. I had to carry a bunch of sports equipment, musical instruments, costumes, and props around and they would not physically fit into a car. A CUV or SUV might have worked, but they hadn't been invented yet. The closest available vehicles on the market were hatchbacks and station wagons, which simply didn't have enough height. I also used the truck occasionally to go on fishing trips with my dad. That required a fair bit of off-road activity but not 4x4. We also periodically used the truck to take things to the dump, to get things to and from the auction house where my dad liked to hang out, and to dispose of yard waste. We lived on an acreage and there was always something to move or haul. Overall I'd say we used the truck for things a car couldn't accomplish at least three times per week.
My mom's family are all farmers and ranchers. They use work trucks on a daily basis to feed livestock. They use a cylinder bale system that can carry two bales at a time. I briefly tried to imagine a system like that mounted to a car just for the lulz.