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What are the top full size pickups to buy used? Im looking to buy another truck ( old was a tundra) but how would they rank and what years. F150, silverado,1500 etc…

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Fast, Cheap, Reliable:   “Pick any 2 of the 3, but you can’t have all 3” — a wise mechanic once told me (when talking about sports cars).  I feel the same about trucks except it’s Towing/Fuel Economy, Cheap, Reliability:  “Pick any 2 of the 3, but you can’t have all 3”

You didn’t mention towing capacity.  That being said, if you want to keep the truck for as long as possible with minimal issues go with the Toyota Tundra (with the V8 of course).  Otherwise, I recommend going used and getting a 2015-2017 Ford F-150 with the 2nd Gen Coyote 5.0L and 6-speed AT (both true and tried).  You can also go with the previous generation 2011-2014 Ford F-150 with the 1st Gen 5.0L.  But avoid the Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500, also avoid any F-150s with the V8 (3rd Gen) which came out for 2018 model year to the present (and in 2021 they also introduced cylinder deactivation), as well as any with the Ecoboost engines or 10-speed AT.