The Best Used Trucks Under $5000

Finding a good truck for under $5,000 can be a bit of a challenge, but there are models out there that can meet your needs. You'll need to compromise on features and options, and you'll definitely need to get a model at least six years old to fall under the $5,000 price point as well. Still, all of these trucks offer strong consumer ratings and plenty of life.

The Toyota Tacoma (1999-2001) is one of the most popular compact pickups on the market. This truck features a great reputation for reliability, which is of course a must-have in a used pickup. The Toyota Tacoma also has good safety ratings from Consumer Reports. The standard cab model is the only one that falls under the $5,000 price point.

The Chevrolet Colorado (2003-2004) is another great option for anyone that needs an affordable, compact and fuel-economic pick-up. The Chevrolet Colorado doesn't have the towing ability of larger models, although it makes up for this with excellent gas mileage. This truck is a cheaper competitor to the Ford Ranger, as well as the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier.

The Nissan Frontier (2000-2002) is available in regular, extended cab and crew cab models all under $5,000. There haven't been many changes to the Frontier over the years, although this truck has been a popular and strong truck for years. The Nissan Frontier has great performance both on- and off-road and offers the perfect alternative for those that don't require a full-size truck or a V-8.

The Ford F-150 (2000-2002) has dominated the full-size pickup market for three decades. If you need something more powerful than the compact models on this list, the F-150 may be what you're looking for. This truck earned the Best Buy status from Consumer Guide and competes with the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra in comfort and performance.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2000-2002) is yet another popular full-size truck choice. This truck offers excellent traction-control, 4WD steering and overall great performance. The Silverado also earned the Best Buy rating, making it one of the best full-size buys for under $5,000.

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Used Pickup Trucks For Sale Under $5000

Here are our top listings of used pickups for sale under 5000 dollars.

Toyota Tacoma Trucks Under $5000:

Toyota Tacoma DLX Ext Cab 4X4 4 CYLINDER 5 SPEED BED CAP ROOF 2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX Extended Cab Pickup 2 Door 27L 4X4 No Reserve Toyota Tacoma DLX Ext Cab 4X4 4 CYLINDER 5 SPEED BED CAP ROOF 2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX Extended Cab Pickup 2 Door 27L 4X4 No Reserve Paypal 56 Bids US $4,550.00 3d 20h 39m

Chevy Colorado Trucks Under $5000:
Chevrolet Colorado LS 2007 Chevrolet Colorado LS Standard Cab Pickup 2 Door 29L Chevrolet Colorado LS 2007 Chevrolet Colorado LS Standard Cab Pickup 2 Door 29L Paypal 29 Bids US $3,950.00 12h 24m

Nissan Frontier Trucks Under $5000:
Nissan Frontier XE Work Truck 4WD 1998 Nissan XE Work Truck 4WD Nissan Frontier XE Work Truck 4WD 1998 Nissan XE Work Truck 4WD Paypal US $4,900.00 2d 14h 43m

Ford F-150 Trucks Under $5000:
Ford F 150 SUPERCREW 2002 Ford F 150 XLT Crew Cab Pickup 4 Door 46L Ford F 150 SUPERCREW 2002 Ford F 150 XLT Crew Cab Pickup 4 Door 46L Paypal US $4,500.00 4d 9h 34m

Chevy Silverado Trucks Under $5000:
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 STOCK 1997 CHEVY SHORTY 2WD 100 STOCK V8 TRUCK Chevrolet Silverado 1500 STOCK 1997 CHEVY SHORTY 2WD 100 STOCK V8 TRUCK US $2,000.00 10h 54m