As pretty much everybody on the internet knows, I’m looking into buying a truck to replace my Jetta and this has been going on for quite a while now. But I’m a very indecisive person and I like to either fully evaluate my options as far as car buying goes. For instance, when it comes to buying a sedan, a VAG car will win 99% of the time. But for trucks, it’s different. I’m not biased to any particular brand of truck and I’m open to nearly any manufacturers offering of a mid-full sized truck.
But what I’m having trouble deciding on is what kind of truck I want to buy. I’m looking for a 2007+, 4x4, V8 truck with either a crew or extended cab truck. As far as options go, I’m going for a middle of the line truck. Not a base truck, but I’d be fine with cloth seats.
So, these are the options I’ve formed.
1. A 2014+ Silverado/Sierra with 90,000+ miles for anywhere from $21,000-$25,000. A truck in this price range would be basic on the options, but it would be newer. Plus, I really like the 2014+ bodystyle.
2. A 2010+ SVT Raptor with the 5.4 or the 6.2 and over 100,000 miles. I really like the looks of these trucks and the offroad potential that they have. Only problem is that they are pretty expensive and a bit older than most of my other options. My price range would be to $25,000
3. A 2010+ Tundra with the 5.7 with under 100,000 miles. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the reliability of these trucks and I like how they look. Only thing I’m not sure of is the lack of features on cheaper priced trucks.
4. Something diesel, possibly a 12v/24v Cummins truck. 1997-2002 bodystyle. This would be the most cost effective option, but I’m not sure if I’d want to daily drive such an old truck. Especially since I’d be getting rid of a 2016 car for one. The other thing would be that I’d like to spend under $15,000 on such an old truck and with a price like that, comes really high mileage and I feel like such an old truck would be loose as fuck.
So, Oppo. What’s my best option here? I’m also open to suggestions on things that should be added to my list.