Before we begin with the list of the worst pickup trucks of all time, let it be known to the readers that not ALL pickup trucks are bad. This is not an article to bash pickup trucks as a whole. This article was written with the specific purpose of enlightening our readers to understand which pickup trucks are best for them. Having a pickup can be a great benefit for anyone.
The capability of being able to haul or tow things is definitely a step up from a compact car.
Not to mention, a truck may be safer on the road, and off the road, than a car, especially if the kids are in the picture. In addition, a man in a truck just looks cool. So, without further adieu let’s take a look at the worst pickups in history:
1. Chevrolet Avalanche
The first up on our list is the Chevrolet Avalanche. Although the truck looks pretty awesome, in 2007 this truck was starting to get an influx of complaints. These complaints were primarily geared towards the interior accessories not functioning at high levels. After driving the truck about 70,000 or so miles, you could bank on a good $2,000 coming out of pocket. Also, reports revealed that this truck was a serious oil consumer. Essentially, when it is all said and done, the customer would end up paying more money to maintain the truck, than what the truck was worth.
2. Chevrolet Colorado
Next on the list is the Chevrolet Colorado. After doing some research on this pickup, it seems as though the truck was finished before it started. After about 30,000 miles an owner would have to have the truck’s transmission serviced, which is crazy. The truck needed to have brake fluid flushed every 60,000, and the spark plugs had to be changed every 100,000 miles. This truck sounds like another bad investment.
3. Ford F-250
Next on the list is the Ford F-250. This truck is nothing like the Ford F-150. This truck had so many issues it would take another article to list them all. One of the main issues with this truck is that it has been reported to have serious oil leak problems. The oil leak problems would cause various other problems, including the truck not starting. It was also known to have the catalytic converters go bad sooner than later. In a shell, stick with the F-150.
4. Dodge Dakota
Second to last is the Dodge Dakota. This is another truck that had so many issues. For one, the cam sensor may or may not cause the truck to start or stall, or both. The steering mechanics of the truck were also very skeptical, and the truck had engine problems due to wires not being connected in the right way. Which makes anyone wonder why in the world would they put this truck on the market anyway?
5. Hummer H2 SUT
Last but least, is the Hummer H2 SUT. This truck costs way too much for the work that has to go into it. First off, you had to change the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to prevent fuel pump failure. Also, the engine was known for either stalling or shutting off completely. There have even been reports of individuals buying the vehicle with the engine check light on.