Video: Old Chevy vs Ford vs Ram: Pro Mechanic Gives Us The Good & Bad News! No Payment Needed Ep.2

Which one of us bought the best truck?

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On this episode of ‘No Payment Needed – To Hell and Back’, we take our three old cheap trucks to a professional mechanic to figure out if we bought good trucks or total disasters. Which one of us bought the best truck for under $5,000? Let’s find out!

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Our friend Toby at ‘German Auto‘ in Boulder, CO puts all three trucks on a lift and gives them a thorough inspection. Toby checks the frames, body, axles, suspension, engine, and transmission. Toby looks for leaks and brake condition.

The 1998 Chevy K1500 was purchased for $3,200. The 2004 Ford F-150 cost $3,700. The 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 blew the budget at $5,000. Which truck does Toby pick as the best buy among these three?

Spoiler Alert: Although the F-150 has the most miles, it’s Toby’s pick as the best of these three.

Check out all of the details in the video below.