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10 Best Used Trucks Under $8,000


Pickup trucks traditionally hold their value very well. That means a modern used pickup truck doesn’t cost much less than a new one. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a good deal. You can still get a good pickup with plenty of life in it on a modest budget.

Here are the 10 best used trucks you can find on Autotrader under $8,000.

1. 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

The Chevy Avalanche is part SUV, part pickup truck. Based on the Suburban SUV, the Avalanche has roomy 2-row seating, and the back seats can disappear to create a long-bed pickup. Even with both rows of seats in place, the Avalanche has a roomy storage box with a tonneau cover. See Chevrolet Avalanche models for sale

2. 2009 Chevrolet Colorado

2009 Chevrolet Colorado
Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

The Chevy Colorado is an excellent choice in used pickup trucks for its blend of capability, reliability, and value. It’s an honest, old-school pickup with a no-nonsense interior but still has modern amenities that make it a comfortable daily driver. A V8 became optional in 2009, which is rare in this class. See Chevrolet Colorado models for sale

3. 2007 Dodge Ram 1500

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Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

Before Ram was its own brand, the Dodge Ram 1500 was the full-size pickup of choice if you wanted a truck with muscular, stand-out styling and the power to match. The interior is comfortable with lots of storage space, and the back seats are roomy in 4-door models, especially in the Mega Cab. Get the optional Hemi V8 engine if you can. See Dodge Ram 1500 models for sale

4. 2008 Ford F-150

2008 ford f-150
Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

You can’t go wrong with the Ford F-150. This full-size truck is a perennial best-seller for good reasons. It’s capable, dependable, and comfortable, plus it gets excellent safety scores making it suitable for families. This truck is smooth on-road and capable off-road when equipped with 4-wheel drive. See Ford F-150 models for sale

5. 2009 Ford Ranger

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Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

The Ford Ranger is good if you need the utility of a truck bed but don’t necessarily need muscular towing and hauling capabilities. If you need a cheap, no-frills truck, this is it. We highly recommend the available V6 engine if you can find one at this price point. See Ford Ranger models for sale

6. 2009 GMC Canyon

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Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

The GMC Canyon is the mechanical twin of the Chevrolet Colorado. It has the same versatility and capabilities as the Colorado but with a bit more of an upscale look and feel in the upper trims. It strikes a nice balance of rugged yet premium, all at an attainable price. See GMC Canyon models for sale

7. 2007 GMC Sierra 1500

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Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

The GMC Sierra 1500 is a popular truck for many reasons. It’s highly customizable with different cab/box configurations, engine options, and trim levels. That means whatever you’re looking for in a full-size pickup, there’s a Sierra out there for you. It’s also comfortable and handles well for its size. See GMC Sierra 1500 models for sale

8. 2006 Honda Ridgeline

2006 Honda Ridgeline
Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

While truck purists might tell you the Honda Ridgeline isn’t a “real” truck, it’s worth a look. It has the comfort and driving dynamics of a midsize SUV, plus the utility of a truck bed. The standard V6 engine strikes a nice balance of power and efficiency. We love the unique quirks of the Ridgeline, like the in-bed trunk, fully independent suspension, and dual-action tailgate. See Honda Ridgeline models for sale

9. 2008 Nissan Frontier

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Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

The Nissan Frontier is a good value in midsize trucks. It has all of the versatility you want in a pickup, and it’s an excellent off-roader when equipped with 4-wheel drive. The available V6 gives the Frontier impressive capabilities and strong acceleration. See Nissan Frontier models for sale

10. 2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Find this legendary truck for under $8,000 on Autotrader.

Off-road enthusiasts love the Toyota Tacoma for its fantastic capability and dependability. The Double Cab models comfortably seat up to five people, adding to its practicality as a daily driver. The Tacoma is up for anything from the daily commute to the off-road adventure. See Toyota Tacoma models for sale

10 Best Used Trucks Under $8,000

1. 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche
2. 2009 Chevrolet Colorado
3. 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
4. 2008 Ford F-150
5. 2009 Ford Ranger
6. 2009 GMC Canyon
7. 2007 GMC Sierra 1500
8. 2006 Honda Ridgeline
9. 2008 Nissan Frontier
10. 2007 Toyota Tacoma

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