You Don’t Want to Buy These 4 Used Trucks

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Used vehicles are an awesome way to find a new truck that still has low mileage and in great working condition with a decent price tag. However, there are some older truck models that will never be a good choice due to their poor engineering and design.

Top Four Used Truck Duds

2011 Dodge Ram 1500

The standard V-6 engine in the 2011 Ram is underpowered and gets no better fuel economy than the optional V-8. It received only a three star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and in a frontal crash, the rating drops to an unacceptable two stars. If you want to buy a Dodge Ram pass on the 2011 model year and do your research on the other models.

2004/2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Bigger than a small truck, smaller than a big truck; the perfect mid-size truck for anyone. Unfortunately, the high style and function did not translate into high quality. Consumers reported an unusually high number of complaints about the air conditioning system, brakes, electrical issues, and engine problems including misfire faults that plagued owners with constant check engine light illuminations.

2008-2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT

A Cadillac Escalade EXT is basically a Chevrolet with fancy badges, an interior you will be afraid to get dirt on, and a huge price tag. The mystery of the truck bed that folds down into the luxurious interior of the passenger cabin in order to carry cargo still plagues us. Spend your money on a more functional and less flashy truck; rent a Cadillac on your next vacation instead.

2003-2006 Chevrolet SSR

By far one of the most unique looking trucks with a roadster design, hardtop that transforms into a convertible, and pickup bed in the back. Sadly, the vehicle suffers from a lack of true functionality. The pickup chassis does not lend itself to a comfortable ride with the top down and the bed of the SSR is too small to carry much cargo and you can hardly tow anything with a maximum capacity of just 2500 pounds.

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  2. Looking for an utilized pickup, be that as it may, has its downsides. Most clear would be the truck’s poor condition and different concealed issues that exclusive prepared eye of an expert workman can identify.

  3. Oh, I have purchased 2003-2006 Chevrolet SSR last 2 week before. Bad Luck

  4. Nice post

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