European automakers such as BMW and Mercedes are known for high build quality. Japanese manufactures like Honda and Toyota are known for durability and vehicle longevity. American companies like Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford are known for their pickup trucks… plain and simple. In any given year, more pickup trucks are sold in the United States than any other type of vehicle manufactured. If you are in the market for a pickup truck and looking for the best deal around, RideSafely.com has three you should look at today!
Since 2002, RideSafely has been the consumer’s choice for purchasing vehicles at prices that have traditionally only been available to wholesale auto dealers. Thanks to our partnership with over 700 car auction facilities from around the globe that list upwards of 75,000 vehicles, you can find all types cars, trucks, motorcycles and more on Ridesafely.com. By purchasing salvage pickup trucks on Ridesafely.com, you will never second guess if you received a great deal.
On paper, the Silverado is the second most sold pickup truck in the United States. However, if you do include its brethren, the GMC Sierra which is identical in mechanical aspects, it has outsold the Ford F-series for many years now. Available right now via Instant “Buy Now” on Ridesafely.com is a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT for just $17,450.
According to Kelly Blue Book, the current Fair Purchase Price for a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Z71 LT Pickup 4×4 is $32,037. At a $14,587 discount, one would expect this salvage Chevy Silverado available on Ridesafely.com to have major physical damage, but this specific unit does run and drive with no underlining issues.
This truck comes standard with the Vortec 5.3-Liter V8 that produces 355-horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. All the power is then to either the rear or all four wheels by the way of a Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission with select-shift.
Some great options on this particular Silverado, according to the pictures, includes the aftermarket honeycomb chrome grille, Z71 Off-Road Package, chrome tubular side steps, and rear mud flaps a must have on any pickup truck.
Ram 1500 Laramie
Cheer for the underdog? Does hearing the word “Hemi” make you smile? Then you might want to consider this Ram 1500 Laramie that is for sale by Instant “Buy Now” on Ridesafely.com for just $2,350. While this truck might have some body damage along with the airbags deployed, this is a highly equipped truck ready for both work and pleasure.
In 2008, the Laramie was the highest level trim available and came standard with over-sized chrome plated alloy wheels, full leather seats, and of course the massive 5.7-liter Hemi. This large V8 engine makes 390-horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque. Along with the custom chrome sidesteps and chrome door guards, the Ram 1500 Laramie has all the show and go.
Based on the pictures, the Ram has damage on the left front corner and will need a new hood, left fender, left headlight, grille, and front bumper. With paint, assume the cosmetic repairs might run around $1,500 since all parts are very easy to find either used or aftermarket. For example, a used hood on eBay is just $200 plus shipping. It even includes a chrome grille!
Ford F-150 XLT
We have already seen the best from Chevrolet and Dodge, so that means we saved the best for last well, only if you’re a Ford fan. This Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 available on Instant “Buy Now” for just $6,650 is a hard loaded 4×4 that offers excellent power, options, and durability.
According to the auction car listing, this Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 does have previous flood damage from Hurricane Sandy, but says it can run and drive with no issues. After a great full detail that includes removing the seats and carpets to make sure all salt water has been cleaned, one should be able to enjoy this truck for many, many years.
What makes this specific F-150 one of the best available? To start, this F-150 comes with the largest engine available in 2016: the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 that produces 385 horsepower @ 5750 rpm and 390 pound-feet of torque. All the power goes through a six-speed automatic transmission and out to either the rear or all four wheels. Throw in some all-terrain tires that look brand new, this truck is ready to hit the highway or the trails.
Yes, We know we said top three, but when you are on Ridesafely.com as much as me you see some cars, trucks, and toys that just make your finger inch closer to the Instant “Buy Now” button. At a super low price of just $1,450, one can purchase a 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage. Might not seem like much, but with the over-sized tires, lift kit, and straight body with minor bondo repair, this full-size pre-runner is packed with fun.
According to the pictures, the 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage does have some previous repair on the left rear side of the extended cab body, but when you fire up the large 4.2-liter V6 engine to run down the trail, it doesn’t matter what the truck looks like. And, at such a low price, you might have a little bit more fun than you would have had with one of the actual best three listed earlier.