Well, 2018 has come in with an icy roar, right? And maybe you’re thinking that buying a solid used pickup truck is a good idea. To that end, the experts at Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales in Epsom NH thought it would be a great idea to look at a very good year for pickup trucks—2008! Yes, these beauties came off the assembly line a decade ago, but still have a lot of life left in them. Here are a few of our favorite half-ton pickup trucks.
Our top four choices do not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with pickup trucks. The F-150, Sierra, Silverado and Ram have been mainstays on the pickup truck market for decades. In fact, any of these four trucks would serve as a great work truck.
On top is the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. It’s available with three engines—the 195-hp 4.3L V6, the 295-hp 4.8L V8 and GM's gas/ethanol 5.3L V8 producing 315-hp. These engines deliver 260, 305, and 338 ft.-lb. of torque, respectively. Most of the Sierra trucks will be equipped with at least the 4.8L engine. The maximum towing capacity for the 2008 GMC Sierra comes in at 8,200 pounds.
Coming in second is the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It lets you do all the stuff you want a half ton pickup to do—and it’s comfortable and upscale to boot. You get a rugged frame, great handling, stability control and side curtain airbags, too. You can choose from three body styles: standard cab, extended cab and crew cab. There are also four engines from which to choose and a four speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode is standard.
In third place is the Ford F-150. It delivers smooth handling and a comfortable cab. You’ll find it with three different engines: a 4.2-liter V6, a 4.6-liter V8 or a 5.4-liter V8 and you can choose from three different bed lengths: 5.5, 6.5 or eight feet. There are six different trim levels: XL, STX, XLT, FX2/FX4, Lariat and King Ranch.
And finally, in fourth place is the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500, the king of big-truck attitude. It can easily handle the diverse duties of a comfortable daily driver and it’s a capable work horse, as well. It’s 4.7-liter V8 delivers a robust 310 hp and 330 lb-ft. There are three body styles: regular cab, Quad Cab (a crew cab) and Mega Cab (jumbo crew cab).
At Tim’s Truck Capital, you’ll find the most extensive selection of used trucks NH and used cars for sale in NH. If we don’t have exactly what you are looking for, tell us and we will find it for you. Whether you want a 2008 Silverado 1500, a 2017 Toyota Tacoma or anything in between, we can find it! Plus, you can buy with confidence because we’ve been making Concord area drivers happy since 1983! See you soon.
904 Suncook Valley Hwy
Epsom, NH 03234
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