You can pick up a great used truck for under $5,000 in 2020. Here are some of the best to look for!
1999–2007 Ford F-350
If you are looking for diesel truck, this fits the bill! Your best bet is a Ford Super Duty pickup. Many of these trucks come already outfitted with dump beds, snow plows and other utility setups out back for use in various applications, offering a great value to anyone needing this type of setup.
2000–2010 Toyota Tundra
Although tougher to find, like most Toyota products, they offer a reliable, dependable package with good quality components and an engine that will run and run. First generation Tundras were sold from 2000 to 2006, while second-gen models have been on sale since 2007. The Tundra has always been offered with both V6 and V8 powerplants.
2002-2008 Dodge Ram 1500
The Dodge Ram 1500 offers ample power, towing and payload capacity. The Ram 1500 also offers three choices of engines: a V6 and two V8s. 4-wheel drive models tend to hold their value better.
2004-2012 Chevrolet Colorado
The first-generation Colorado was sold with two available bed lengths and three cab configurations, with trim levels offered for both on- and off-road use. At the $5,000 mark, most options are of the 2-wheel-drive variety.
2004-Present Nissan Frontier
Frontiers can be had for under $5,000, with around 160 currently listed on Autotrader. Where the Frontier differs from the Tacoma is that for the same money, you’ll be able to get a Frontier that is a few years newer than a comparably-priced Tacoma.
2005-2011 Dodge Dakota
The Dakota boasted the longest standard bed and the most cab space in the midsize pickup segment. No single-cab body style was offered, with only extended and crew cabs available, which Dodge marketed as the club cab and quad cab, respectively. It is mechanically identical to the 2005 to 2009 Mitsubishi Raider.
2004-2014 Ford F-150
The majority of F-150s listed at this price point are of the eleventh-generation variety; sold from the 2004 to 2008 model years. While many of the options are higher-mileage examples that served their previous owners as work trucks, there are numerous clean options and a number of trim levels to choose from.