5 Used Trucks You Should Never Buy

5 Used Trucks You Should Never Buy

rev up your engines, today I’m gonna
talk about five used pickup trucks that you should never buy, one of the main
reasons I started making these videos is to help people out, because I’m like
everybody else, I hate buying something that is just junk, so I want to warn
people not to buy them in the first place,
now the first used pickup never to buy is the Dodge Ram Daytona, if you’ve ever
seen one they had a permanent spoiler on and racing stripes, they’re a race
pickup truck, they’re not a working truck with that stupid spoiler that was
permanently on there, you can’t get much in that bed its blocks it, I mean talk
about all show and no go, now they were fast, good for drag racing but that’s not
what a pickup truck is really for, it’s supposed to be for work, now that Hemi v8
sure it’s powerful, but like the rest of Dodge products the remaining parts of
the vehicle weren’t that well made problems with ball joints breaking,
electronic failures, air conditioning failures, I had a customer who bought two
Dodge pickups, a regular Ram and the Daytona, he said Oh Scotty you don’t
know what you’re talking about you know Dodge makes good truck, look they’ve
been making them a while I bought two of them, so about a year and a half later I
said to the guy, how those dodges working out for you, and he gave me a list of the
things that were breaking down them and he said I should have listened to you, but
you know I like the style and the speed yeah well speed is great when it works
but when it doesn’t get out your walking shoes, now the next used truck not to buy
is the Hummer h2, unlike the h1 that was a relatively solidly built machine, the h2
was just a cheap copy of that vehicle, I guess they wanted to sell more so they
decided to make stuff cheaper, it didn’t know was it a pickup truck or an SUV, it
was kind of in no-man’s land the bed on them was so small it was pretty
much useless, they have all kinds of failure rates for the machine
themselves, they just were not dependable machines, my customers they had
electronic problems up the wazoo like many GM vehicles had, they just
weren’t dependable sometimes they wouldn’t start, the air-conditioning
systems would break on them, they had all kinds of problems, and
of course now they haven’t made Hummers for quite some time, now if you want some
crazy quasi military vehicle,
hey you can get used ones pretty cheap if you want a toy you know, but if you
want a serious pickup truck to do work and haul stuff in, don’t buy an h2, now the
next pickup truck not to buy used is the Honda Ridgeline,
Honda hey they started out as a motorcycle company, then they made little
cars, then they made them better and better and better and better, but let’s
face it they were never a truck company now I do have to say the newer Honda
pickup trucks, 2018 and newer they seem to be better built than the
earlier ones are, but hey in this video I’m talking about used pickup trucks not
to buy, so you don’t want to buy one of these Honda pickups really, I’ve seen
ridgeline engines blow up, for a pickup truck they’re really not that good at
hauling things, they just don’t have the power, especially here in the United
States most people get automatic transmissions, and they’re weak automatic
transmissions just the way that it goes with Honda products, there are so many
other pickups out there, there’d be no reason to buy the Honda, it just wouldn’t
make any sense, they don’t have that great a track record, they’re not really
a full-size pickup truck, their kind of in between, I’ve had a few customers with
them and let me tell you, none of them were really satisfied with them, now the
next pickup not to buy used is the Chevy SSR, man that was a miserable failure
from the get-go you didn’t know if it was a hardtop, a
convertible, a pickup truck, just what exactly were they going for when they
made that thing, to make it fit the style and design it had, it had a very narrow bed,
so you couldn’t really put much in it, it
was bill as the world’s first convertible pickup truck, but as history
bears out, it was really the world’s only convertible pickup truck, they didn’t make
them for all that long, they were super expensive
they were also extremely heavy, they were heavier than a Dodge Ram pickup, but they
really didn’t haul all that much, it’s pretty much some crazy idea GM had, Chevy made
enough so just about every dealer could have one on a showroom floor, so I guess
it was a show truck, well it should have stayed as a concept show truck and
actually not built any at all, like the ones in those car shows and should have
just had them as a, oh this could be the future of trucks thing, and never
actually go out and build any, but really if you want a truck to drive around
buy used and haul stuff with stay, away from the SSR, now the last use pick up not
to buy is the Mercedes x-class pickup trucks, yes people Mercedes does make a
pickup truck, and luckily for us Americans it’s not sold here in the
United States, so you don’t have to worry about buying one they don’t sell them
here, but they do in Europe, I guess they’re going for snob pickup trucks in
Europe, I mean they were never that big about pickup trucks anyways, when I was
in England you rarely saw a pickup truck, they were more into panel vans, if
you can call making a pickup truck by Mercedes an actual production
Mercedes has teamed up with Nissan in making these pickup trucks, they have
Nissan engines and they have Nissan automatic transmissions, and as I’ve
talked about, before those Jatco automatic transmissions they’re amongst
the worst automatic transmissions in the world, so people who are buying these Mercedes
x-class pickup trucks, hey their not even really getting a Mercedes
it’s Nissan technology and they start at like $50,000, you know if you
want to buy Nissan go out and buy a Nissan, I’m not a big fan of them but hey
at least don’t pay a bunch more just cuz it’s got a Mercedes star emblem in the
front, these days it seems that everyone is trying to get into everyone else’s
market so they can have all the corners filled but really, a mercedes-benz
pick up truck just a disguised Nissan, it’s a really stupid idea to waste your
money on something like that, snob appeal pickup trucks that’s kind of
counterintuitive, so now you know five pickup trucks that you should never
buy used, and believe me if you stay away from them, you’ll value my advice the next
time you look at your bank account, because
there’s plenty of good pickups out there just stay away from these five, so if you
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  2. Not every truck has to be a work truck some guys are big and tall such as me and I need a truck to get around in. I'm not going to drive in a little car I definitely like to go fast so my options are very limited that's why I stick to any kind of sports trucks that I desire and yes I do have a work truck and for the record Mustangs are for girls I mean who wants to ride a pony women do

  3. I'm curious. I hadn't seen this video, and I bought a used 2011 Ram Hemi several months ago. I haven't had any problems yet, and I do have the extended warranty on it. I'm not sure what's so bad about them.

  4. Scotty the engines in those Honda Ridgelines are pretty good, its people here in Alabama that have over 100 and 200 thousand miles and still running good, but you're right about the size, they are just to small to use as work trucks

  5. Mercedes is living off of its former glory with some people thinking they are durable. I'd never buy a pickup from them.

  6. 06 ridgeline with well over 200k miles, never had problem. Best car I’ve ever owned, just look at the resell price , still high

  7. What about the 2006 Chevy avalanche I'm looking at one 78,000 miles for 12k? I'm a landscaper that travels far distances I will be pulling a small trailer for big hauling but not often.

  8. I value your advice remind me of my uncle me myself I was about to go ahead and look into getting a 2010 Dodge Ram with the Hemi what signs should I look for I'll look out for

  9. I love my 2011 Ridgeline. I've taken it in some nasty places. Where it sucks is towing. It can only tow 5k and it struggles to pull 4k.

  10. If scotty was your grandpa you could only buy a toyota at home Or get 1000 videos of advice for not listening.

  11. …ya… speaking of H2's… my grandfather has one and he is convinced that the H2 is a very durable AND reliable vehicle. He was right about durability because he only caused a few dings in the vehicle crashing into barrels of sand. (With what he was facing, a lot of people would have died and the car would get totaled but nope, not this vehicle.) (Long story short he lost control on the highway) now one thing he wasn't correct on was the reliability. Even after not being able to start the vehicle and it having issues with the gadge clusters, he is still convinced that its reliable. He is a hard headed person. He knows how to work on cars but he doesnt know what cars are reliable. xP

    Also: I thought Honda ridgeline were reliable. Hmm… maybe I need to search for more information. You should make a video about Honda Ridgelines! That would definitely help me out. xD

  12. dodge! it says what to do right on it! chrysler is dodge too dont forget! im unfortunately workin on a chrysler now,,,,long story but when its done ima sell it and buy a ford!

  13. My ford duramax hybrid cummins turbo diesel was the best doggone truck I ever had. Could pit weed eater gas in it and it would purrr like a giraffe

  14. Scotty you nailed it on this one! ha We will NOT take the HUMMER as a trade-in ever at the dealership! ha Honda Ridglines come in a lot and always with the same complaints. "It's a truck but when I use it like one I break something!"

  15. No hate but my dad had an 03 1500 Cummins for about 15 years and it had about 396k miles and it never had a problem except the clutch went out cause he beat the everliving crap out it

  16. He’s really trying to sugar coat the ridge line. 😂. He try’s to make you feel bad for Honda but when it comes to Chevy he straight turns into an a*****

  17. Wish you had been around few years ago. Or wish I had seen this video yeard ago. Long story short I bought a ram 1500 and it had low miles but honestly I'm regretting it now.

  18. He says the Ridgeline isn't really a full size truck it's small, that's because it's NOT a full size truck nor is it marketed as one. It's a mid size, like a Dakota, Colorado, Ranger, Frontier, Tacoma, etc. And if you compare the size of the original Ridgelines to midsize trucks of that time it's the same size as most of those. Its one glaring weakness is towing and the fact that people are bias against Honda making trucks.

  19. I've got an 04 Dodge ram for the last few years and never had any problems at all .. So l don't know …what's the deal with your thinking body….

  20. So Honda uses the almost exact same platform from '06 to '14, (9 years) without hardly changing a thing, and they're not as reliable as the '17 and '18s? Damned Honda, who do they think they are? DODGE?

  21. I think the ridgeline is over priced…paying full half ton truck price whether new or used and have not even half the capabilities or capacity of a full half ton. Why not just buy a true half ton?

  22. Never had a real problem with Dodge BR Rams, or DR Rams. The BR did need steering linkage fixed, but the trucks were mechanically and electrically reliable. My BR had 175,000 miles when I traded for the DR w/Cummins.

  23. yes and avoid any Ford pickups with triton engines , any with Cam phasers or V10's any year powerstroke, and any Ford car with a transmission. Ford has (Massive recalls millions right now going back 7 years )

  24. A REAL pick up truck holds a 4by8 sheet of plywood in the back, between the wheel wells , with the gate closed. It doesn't matter how much your truck cost, if it can't do that, it's not a pickup truck. That's just the way I see it.

  25. hahahah at 6:40 Scotty I know the bar Chicks on Dix by Rouge Steel in Detroit. I live about 6 miles from it and it is closed.

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