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5 Used Trucks You Should Buy

rev up your engines, today I'm gonna talk about the five best pickup trucks to

buy today, the small or mid-sized ones and the

full-size ones, I'm not gonna be talking about the giant monstrosity like the

f250s or 250s or higher, I'm talking about regular pickup trucks that

regular people want to buy, they have to be reliable, they have to have a

reasonable price, they have to be easily repairable, because there's no point in

having a pickup truck that either costs way too much money, or is extremely hard to

repair, or breaks down a lot, now number five on my list is the Nissan Frontier

and I know people gonna say, Oh Scotty you don't like Nissan's, well the frontier

is on the list because they've made those things for a long time, now a lot

of people they poopoo the frontier because they said, oh it needs a change

they haven't changed it in years and years, come on people it's a pickup

truck, it serves a purpose, now sure in 2017 Nissan sold 74,000

frontiers, you want to compare that to the Toyota Tacoma, 2017 Toyota sold about

200,000 tacoma's in the United States, but even at the base level the Nissan

Frontier is six thousand dollars cheaper than the Toyota Tacoma, and I've had

customers with the frontiers that were totally happy with the deal, they paid

less and the truck lasted quite some time without any serious problems, from

my experience the Nissan pickup trucks are better built than their cars, so they

don't have all the problems, especially if you're getting a standard

transmission truck, hey the weakest thing of all the nissans are their automatic

transmissions, you get a standard transmission frontier, hey I see those

things with three or four hundred thousand miles on them with basic maintenance

done, and it's a decent midsize pickup truck, you get a four-cylinder engine or

you can get the v6 engines, Nissan has always made fast engines and for a

pickup truck they got a decent ride, Nissan's always were pretty good for

cornering and riding, it's not a bad pickup truck to get if you want to buy

one of the cheaper ones out there, if you're looking for a midsize

pickup truck you're probably thinking economy, you know you're not going for a

big giant one you're going for a midsize one, and it's not a bad truck, I pick it as

five, now number four in pickup that you can buy, I pick the Ford Ranger been

around a long time, the new one you can get a 270 horsepower

4-cylinder engine, hooked up to that great 10 speed automatic transmission

and of course being a Ford, the Ranger can be gotten in a four-wheel drive

capability, and I've had customers of those they love them it's big enough to

haul stuff around, but with the four-wheel drive it's got a lot more

clearance in the factory design, so you can legitimately take the thing off road

you can get the optional Touring package you can tow 7,500 pounds with that little

baby, so you know it can be a serious mid-sized work truck and I've got

customers with Rangers, okay some of them have 350,000 miles or more on them and

they're still running pretty good, and if you like technology, hey the modern one

you can get terrain management settings for the vehicle, it has a setting for

grass, gravel, and snow, and another setting for mud, ruts, and sand, and let's

face it ford has been making pickup trucks

for a long time they keep perfecting the pickup truck, so

the Rangers not a bad pick in a midsize pickup truck, now number three on my

list is the Toyota Tacoma, those things can just run forever, the terrorists

in the desert drive around in those things with the machine gun on the back,

now many of you who are experts know that for

a few years in the past they made a problem in the frames and

the frames would rot, now toyota has given lots of people new frames on the

vehicles because of that, but that was a while back they don't have that problem

anymore, now the tacoma used to be a small

pickup my son's got one that I got for him, their small little pickups and he

loves it, but now really there are midsize truck they're a lot bigger than

the old ones used to be, now you can get a whole range of Tacomas my son recently

bought a brand new one, because the used ones are so expensive that he thought, heck

if I'm gonna drive this thing for 30 years, I'll

just buy a new one and not have to think about anything, the six-cylinder ones

cost a whole bunch more than a four-cylinder one, so if you want a basic

one you can get a four-cylinder one, but if you don't mind spending the extra

money you get the six-cylinder ones, it's got

a bigger faster engine, can pull a little bit more, that's the difference

between a tacoma and let's say the Nissan Frontier, the frontiers cost a

whole bunch less, but if you don't mind paying that extra you get a lot better

truck with the Tacoma than you do in the frontier if you're gonna keep it

for decades, I kind of laugh at it myself because I've seen places that rated to

the comas as really bad pickup trucks, which is total nonsense, the things can

run forever if you take care of them, now number two in my list is the Toyota

Tundra, now in 2016 Toyota bought back a Toyota Tundra from a customer, it was the

2007 tundra and they had a million miles on it with original engine and

transmission, the tundra has classic Toyota reliability to it they can last a

really long time, but the reason I have it number two on my list and number one

is this, when they do finally break down, they have some design flaws that make

them super expensive to repair, for example you got the v8 engine, you got

to take the intake manifold all apart to get to the starter that's hidden in

the back of the engine, it's a real pain changing a starter out on one

of those, and when their axle bearings we're out in the back, they have this

crazy axle bearing design that requires all kinds of special pressing tools to

get it in and out, I've seen more guys mess those up where the wheel bearing

goes out and then three or four thousand miles later

the wheel bearing goes on again because it wasn't pressed incorrectly with the

correct equipment, they can be kind of a bear to repair as they age, and of course

they're not giving them away their very expensive, but they are well-made pickup

trucks, if you're looking for something that you can drive a long time, they ride

decently you might think about getting a Toyota Tundra, you can get the v6 in

the Tundra it still puts out decent horsepower

it's got 278 horsepower with a v6, plus it gets better gas mileage and doesn't

have the maintenance headaches that the v8 engine

have as it ages, now number one on my list is

the Ford f-150, they have been making pickup trucks for so long, they keep

perfecting them as time goes on, now I get trucks to road tests all the time,

and a few years back and I take my wife for a ride in some of these big pickup

trucks, and she said don't do that again I hate it

these things ride horribly, they bounce all over the place, I feel like the

fillings and my teeth are coming out well last year I thought, let's see if

things actually have changed, I had a brand new f-150, I told my wife let's go

for a drive to Galveston Texas, we'll take a look at the ocean, so we're riding down

on highway I said, what do you think of this thing, she said I'm shocked this

thing actually rides quite well, over the years of course they've been working on

the suspension system, they handle better, they

ride better, you can get one of those EcoBoost v6 that's got the

turbochargers and the GDI, you can get a traditional v8 engine, you can get a

couple other v6 engines in them, now they even have a turbo diesel in an f-150 they

didn't used to have that, that's a new thing that they recently added, but a lot

of guys like the traditional 5 liter v8 engine, and if you're really into

technology, they even have a pro assist backup, so when you have a trailer that

the vehicle can take over when you're backing up so you don't twist everything

around backing up with a trailer, and with the massive use of aluminum, they

shed about 700 pounds weight, so for a big pickup truck course they're gonna

get a little bit better gas mileage, because their 700 pounds less that

they're pulling around, and really one of my big things about pickup trucks is, if

you want a pickup truck you want one that is readily and easily repairable

and Ford's have been around a long time there's parts are Ford's everywhere and a

lot of guys know how to fix Ford pickup trucks, you're gonna be able to get that thing

fixed, you're not gonna be waiting for parts and waiting for somebody who even

knows how to work on the things, so now you know what I think I got the five

best pickup truck cuz there's a whole bunch of them out there, and you really

need to narrow your focus down, you need to understand what kind of a truck

do you want, are you gonna tow heavy things, are you not gonna tow things, do

you want better gas mileage, or do you want to buy a truck that cost less

initially, or do you want to pay more and get a higher quality pickup truck, at

least now you know how to logically pick which truck you should buy, so if you

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