5 Reliable Trucks Under 10K!

5 Reliable Trucks Under 10K!

I know I know, it’s been a while since I last
uploaded. But I’m back with something some of you have
been requesting for a while now. A video on pickup-trucks. To be quite honest this category is a little
bit out of my comfort zone, but I still decided to take a crack at it. I’ll be showing you 5 Reliable pick-up trucks
you can buy for less than $10K. If your new, welcome to my channel, I’m Cristian
and this vehicle Virals, if you end up liking the video make sure to subscribe for more
automotive content. Now let’s begin The first reliable truck is the 2008 Chevy
Silverado. I’ll tell you now this is a top pick among
this list. There’s a reason it was named 2007 NA truck
of the year. From multiple trim levels, cab sizes, bed
lengths, and engine types available within the used market world you’re sure to find
the right one for you. The exterior has a pure pickup truck look
and sits lower than most full size pickup trucks making it easier to load with both
cargo and of course people. Let’s be honest we all know someone that has
difficulty getting into a truck. Moving on to the interior. it’s very friendly for those that like to
to get dirty. The Silverado has knobs, switches and door
handles that can easily be operated while wearing gloves. Controls are noticeably bigger on the pure
pickup trim the WT and LT trim while the the LTZ model leans more towards a more upscale
look. Instrument panels are pushed forward and sit
lower for better front visibility and a sense of more space. Some unique interior features include a lockable
storage under the front bench like seats, a 12 volt power outlet and power adjustable
pedals. Like I said earlier there are many engine
variants, ranging from a 4.3L V6 with 195HP and 260lb-ft of torque to the Silverados most
powerful 6L V8 engine that produces 367HP and 375lb-ft of torque. Interesting fact about all the V8 engines
offered is that its run by a an active fuel management system that cuts operation of four
cylinders when they are uneeded and with results in a slight increase in fuel efficiency. Honestly it’s extremely hard finding a bad
review on the 2008 Chevy Silverado and it’s just under the F150 when it’s comes to sales. You can get one for just under 10K with around
80K miles and for as low as 7K with around 150K miles. Next Truck is the 2008 Dodge Dakota. If you need a truck that you can easily maneuver
throughout congested city traffic and crowded parking lots, this truck does it very well. But by no means is this a little pickup. It’s about as big as some full sized pickups
once were. Actually at the time it offered the most power
and largest interior in it’s class. Styling on the outside is not the most impressive,
but honestly this truck is about utility rather than its appearance. If you purchase the V8 engine version of the
Dakota you’ll have the towing capacity of more than 7K pounds! The interior quality, well there is no quality. Which is actually some what of a good thing. Perfect for not caring about it. Feel free to trash it. If you opt in for the extended cab forget
fitting anyone comfortably on the rear seats, you’ll be lucky if you dog doesn’t complain
about feeling cramped. So if you’re looking for more passenger room
get the crew cab. There is also plenty of storage available
within the cabin, you might actually find it challenging trying to use all of them. Under the rear seats you also get two pop
up black bins to store smaller items that sort of resemble milk crates. When it comes to performance you can find
the Dakota with either an automatic transmission or manual with your choice of a 3.7L V6 engine
that produces 210HP and 235lb-ft of torque or the 4.7L V8 engine that produces 302HP
and 329lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking for truck that offers maneuverability
of a small truck combined with big towing capacity, and seating for up to 6 people the
Dakota might be the right fit for you. You can find them for as low at $8500 with
less than 100K miles on it. Up next is the 2009 Nissan Frontier. Pretty much a smaller version of the Nissan
Titan, with better reliability. In fact it’s one of the most reliable trucks
you can get for the price according to user reviews and high dependability ratings from
both consumer reports and JD Power. When it comes to ride quality the Frontier
shines. It handles and rides better than some sedans,
providing a quiet and comfortable ride. With so many SUVs and crossovers around the
Frontier does a good job at being an all purpose vehicle especially if you decide to go for
the crew cab variant. The exterior is one of the better looking
pickup trucks for the year in my opinion and features the same beefy frame pulled from
the Titan. The bed offers a utility track system that
makes it easy to transport cargo loads safetly. As far as the interior goes, you get some
cool, unique features. Like a passenger seat that folds flat for
increased cargo space, dual stacked gloveboxes, multiple 12 volt power outlets, removable
storage boxes beneath the rear seats, a tray built into the top of the dashboard perfect
for carrying small items and even a one liter cup holder built in to the front doors. Finally a cup holder that can fit a BIG GULP. Ultimately you get a very simple interior
even when it comes to controls, it won’t have you looking for the owner’s manual. You can purchase the Frontier with two different
engines, the more fuel efficient 2.5L 4 cyl engine that produces a messily 152HP and 171lb-ft
of torque and the more powerful 4L V6 engine that produces 261HP and 281lb-ft of torque
and can tow up to 6500 pounds. And like most trucks you can opt in for a
manual or automatic transmission. While the Nissan frontier is much harder to
find than the other trucks for under 10K they are out there. I was able to find some for just under 10K
with around 130K miles on it. 4th reliable pickup truck is the 2008 Ford
F150. It would be a crime not to include America’s
best selling pickup truck on this list. Some years weren’t very dependable but the
2008 model was known as being very reliable. Even if you’re not a pickup truck type of
person, it’s hard not to like the F150. Unlike it’s competitors, it’s much more quite
during rides, it’s better looking inside, spacious and has above average safety ratings. Some of the outside styling was borrowed from
the F-350 Tonka concept truck at the time. The F150 carries a cargo management system
that consists of 2 rails, a pair of bins, a pair of crossbars and a header bar. And when it comes to towing, it carries massive
loads without breaking a sweat especially if you opt in for the the bigger V8 engine
you’ll be able to haul up to 11K pounds! The F150 pretty much excels in every category
but when it comes to performance it’s lacking a bit, compared other full size pickup trucks
around the same year. 3 engine models are available. A 4.2 V6 engine that produces 202HP and 260lb-ft
of torque, a 4.6L V8 engine that produces 248HP and 294lb-ft of tourque and a 5.4L V8
engine that produces 300HP and 365lb-ft of torque. Not really that impressive but its good enough. There are only a few things more American
than a pickup truck, and honestly there is no other pickup truck more American than the
F150. I’d like to mention as well that you can purchase
a equally as realizable 2008 Ford Ranger for under 10K for those that want a smaller truck. Thanks to the large amount of F150s sold there
are many variants available for under 10K I was able to find them for as low as $7.5K
with around 100K miles on it. The 5th and final reliable pickup truck is
the GMC Canyon. This is pretty much a mirror image of it’s
sister vehicle the Chevy Colorado. But unlike the calorado the Canyon has a few
upscale touches to distinguish both of them. This truck features a body on frame design
which results in it being extremely rigid which can be more notably felt around corners
when driving. When it comes to the exterior you’ll notice
the budging fender flares that give a wider aggressive design, a bed that can vary between
6ft length and 5 ft for the crew cab model. The bed also has tall sidewalls for deeper
storage. In fact at the time is had the best in class
cargo volume available. The bed can also carry up to 2400lbs of load. The tail gate also lays flat at a 55 degree
angle making much easier for loading large flat panels. The interior offers durable cloth comfortable
seats that provide very good lumbar support. Overall the the interior highly functional. When it comes to safety this was one of the
only trucks at the time that came with side curtain airbags standard which protect passengers
in an event of a side impact accident. Moving on to performance you’ll be able to
find the GMC canyon with 3 different engine variants ranging from A 2.9L inline 4 that
produces 185HP and 190lb-ft of torque to their most powerful engine a V8 5.3L that produces
300HP and 320lb-ft of torque. You can find a 2010 GMC for just under 10K
with just over 100K Miles. Or you can go for the Chevy Colorado, your
choice. If you enjoyed the video make sure hit that
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be a solid choice make sure to comment below. Like always thanks for watching, till next

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  2. Nissan is obviously the most reliable, I have a 2006 Nissan frontier with a 6 speed stick shift and an extended cab. It had only one scratch on it and had 129,000 miles on it for $9000. I have been very impressed with it.

  3. I've got a 2008 F150 crew cab with the 5.4 got 250,000 miles on it now still going never had any major engine work or transmission

  4. I have a 99 Dakota as my winter vehicle, been in the family since it was brand new and it just rolled over 300k miles. The damn thing didn't even have rust when I got it, the frame got undercoated every winter. It has the 5.2 V8 because they didn't come out with the 4.7 until 01 I believe but holy shit is this engine bulletproof. I know I'm biased but I think the second gen Dakota is one of the best looking mid-sized trucks out there.

  5. guess you never had a tacoma!!! as of last night my 4 cylinder 1995 toyota tocoma. drove over 100 miles pulled a 8 cylinder 1988 Chevy Silverado 10 miles on the highway to a shop came back and had a quarter tank of gas 15gallon tank I was teasing my buddy the hole way

  6. I know they're not at all common or even ever sold in the US but there are some Tata pick-ups called the Xenon that can are reliable. Of course, they've nothing to be called as powerful compared to these pick-ups, but they still are a good choice if you're looking for big pick-ups with either 4 doors or 2 doors and basic features while safety not being compromised as usual by Tata. If you want to know any more about Indian cars, feel free to ask me anytime. I'm there on Car Throttle and Drive Tribe with the same name but I remain more active with the name #CTsquad on both the platforms. Your videos are great BTW. And better than the Viral Vehicles channel.

  7. My 2010 ford ranger is the most reliable truck I’ve ever owned and I’ve pulled up to 17,000 pounds with it, but it’s chipped and has other stuff and it has 200,000 miles on it and it’s still running strong

  8. I drive a brand new '17 Frontier for work and have put 17K miles on it since the beginning of 2017. Stop and go traffic, tight turns, and pushing it hard down the highway. Basically, I give it a hard time daily. The thing is still kicking and has done me no wrong.

  9. As an environmentalist, I don't like trucks, but as a realistic person, I know they are helpful. The solution? Maybe a hybrid truck ?

  10. Ever heard of the Renault Alaskan? Its a mid-size pickup thats only available in South America, parts of Africa, and Europe. Its a rebadged current generation Nissan Navara and Mercedes X-class pickup. Look it up, its nice!

  11. Hey bro, the second engine you showed on the Canyon I am pretty sure is the 3.7L inline six not the v8, not sure if it was an option but should make the correction. Great video. Maybe you could include a Toyota Tacoma, they are reliable and can make it the price range.

  12. Tundras are reliable and fat for a pickup the speedometer was all the way down at 120 and the truck was still climbing speed

  13. 1st gen tacoma! 3.4 v6 5VZ FE baby arguably one of the most reliable motors Toyota ever made. Under 10k don't forget it could be found in some t100s tundras & 4Runners depending on the year & model

  14. Any Ford truck with a 3 valve 5.4 Triton is GARBAGE. They are bad for blowing plugs out of the head and you almost cant remove the plugs without breaking one off in the head. Then you have to put that god awful champion full jacket plug in it. Then oil pump is garbage. It's just an awful engine. Oh yea could trash too

  15. 99 Ford f150 4.2 l manual love it only bad part about it is it's rusted forgot to get rust proof and now I have the Rusty's

  16. Can anyone tell me do they make a Kia soul in a 6 cylinder engine?because of 4 cylinder engine after 40000 miles and more has a timing belt in the timing belt stretches and it always seems to go out right after warranty if I could stay with a 6 or above it has a timing chain and I do not have to worry about it.

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  18. I think the Nissan should not be on your list… They have weak automatic trannys and the turn ratio for a midsize truck is terrible… I know this because my brother had one and got rid of it only after a year.. Spent alot of time at the dealership service dept.

  19. The frontiers are super reliable, except the transmission. Anything that uses the transmission in that truck (the Pathfinder) is going to eat shit because of the trans cooler.

  20. Ford F 250 turbo diesel but I would rather stick with the V8 version the turbo would be too much work or the turbo charger Toyota Hilux

  21. F150 2004-2008 is the biggest piece of crap I've ever owned. Cam phaser problem, transmission problem, exhaust manifold, spark plugs breaking. Apparently everything is a common problem. The biggest issue is the cam phasers failing along with the timing components. Huge job to get this fixed. Would not recommend unless you like money pits. If I were to do it over again, I would go with a 5.3 Vortec – Sierra or Silverado. Good luck

  22. Now do a European/Australian variant of this video. Literally all of those trucks aren’t available in anywhere but the America’s.

  23. Lol. I know 7 people personally that have/had a 2008 Silverado. And ALL of them had to rebuild or replace their engine (the 5.3). What a shit year. The drop four was an awful design for that generation

  24. My best friend bought a 2007 Nissan Frontier with the V6 brand new. He still has it as his everyday driver The ONLY thing he's replaced is a $50 sensor last year and he's rough on trucks. You can't kill that thing.

  25. Hi there, seems your research is purely net based with hardly any practical experience ( in my opinion) How come American trucks are more reliable than Japanese Trucks. Sir you missed Toyota, issuzu.

  26. For me the Frontier manual transmission I cannot stand vehicle payments. Very reliable my friend has one over 400,000 miles with meticulous regular maintenance I believe they can run forever. To me that equals a few years without a pick up payment

  27. Im guessing the nissan frontier is the same as the navara. In that case i advice you not to get one thats year 2002-2005. Serious frame and engine problems judging from my own experience

  28. I got a buck and thirty eight sense out of my 2004 3v Triton. Put two window regulators in it, stamped made in China. Changed spark plugs pulled seven of eight plugs that broke myself as I'm a machinist so it was 45 min. per plug and I already had everything I needed.  At that point cam passers seemed a little weak and I really didn't want to put a new timing set, cam phasers oil pump. Ford put a dummy oil pressure gage on their trucks so no one really new the oil pressure until they had zero then the gauge would drop all at once.  Yea I got enough of Ford and I'm pretty Shure my moms 5.0 still has the same deceptive gauge. I horse traded mine in 2014 as I sold the truck for 10,500 and bought a year newer Toyota Sequoia with a few less miles for 10,300. After Tags and registration it was a wash. I will only buy used from this point forward until the price of new ones come down and if the price of gas goes to 4 bucks a gallon and it will I will get a one ton for the farm. But in the meantime I'm going to hold on to what I've got because even the used ones are twice what they should cost. Maybe in the next economic downturn all the auto manufactures will go defunct we need some new brands, no one needs to sell a kidney to buy these things. lol

  29. The dodge dakota was an unreliable piece of shit. also, 7000 lbs is the typical towing capacity for a midsized truck, but most of them do it with a v6, on the dakota you needed a v8.

    Just because it falls below the price point doesnt mean its a reliable vehicle.

  30. Have a f150 super cab with 5.4 lt 3 valve 150000 no problems change the oil check the fuilds have not changed the battery in 4 years its a 2007

  31. I’d go with 08 ford F150 with a v6 engine
    Best bang for the many. They ride very smooth and work like a beast. I had one and it had 145k miles but drove like new.

  32. ANYBODY that says that a"lower"sitting truck is a good thing and it's a GM truck too,needs to really read the REAL reviews,ditto for Dodge anything.
    (Consumer Reports.org)

  33. Got a 06 Dodge Dakota, not as powerful as the 08 4.7 V8 but does pretty good hauling and towing. No major issues, turn signal/wiper switch acts up and trans temp. sensor will come on at random but still not bad going on 90,000 miles with normal maintenance, still has the factory headlight bulbs lol.

  34. The only 2008 Rangers I see for under 10k are junk. Most 2008 Ranger are selling for right around 15k. My 95 with 250K would sell for around 6K. My 2011 with under 25K would sell close 20K Ranger are still wanted because there small and make good work trucks not like the new Ranger or as the should have called it the cut down F150 piece of junk.

  35. I bought a 07 Frontier 2.5 crew cab for $3500 with 180k I already put 40k and runs like a champ. Transmission shifts smooth and no leaks. Mpg is very decent. I’ve heard the v6’s are pretty bad on gas but I little better than the old models.

  36. I think the exteneded cabs are mostly for storage and just had the seats in case you need to seat more then two people for a short amount of time

  37. Wow hysterical lol…Uses the word reliable in the title, barely mentions it in the video…How about actually doing some research next time and telling us about known issues amd real world reliability instead of just repeating what JD Powers and other liars say?

  38. Silverado is a good truck if u get one without or delete the active fuel management. Worked at gm dealership,a lot of trucks come in with stuck lifters and cam damage which is not a cheap repair

  39. I have around 10k or a little more to spend on a truck/ daily driver. I like the 6ft beds bc I have dirtbikes and would like to be able to fit them comfortably. I would also like decent gas mileage. Any recommendations?

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