Once upon a time, if you wanted to buy a truck then you walked into the dealership and asked to buy a truck. You would be shown one or two truck models, usually of different engine types and sizes. Smaller engines and smaller trucks, or larger engines with larger trucks; those were your choices. Now you have so many options when it comes to looking at trucks for sale that you might be a little overwhelmed. You can start your shopping with the following research in hand:
Small Passenger Trucks with Automatic Transmissions
When you just want a truck for the sake of having a truck and it really does not matter what you intend to use the truck for, you can buy a small truck with a V6 engine and automatic transmission. It is simple enough to drive, and it will not guzzle gas like the larger trucks. It is also a good "learner" truck for any teens you have in the house that are learning to drive vehicles bigger than the family sedan.
Mid-Size Trucks with Diesel Engines
When you want a little more hauling power and a bigger truck bed, you can get a mid-size truck with a diesel engine. The engine is more fuel-efficient for driving distances and hauling regular loads in the back. The bed of the truck can haul a lot of lumber, bricks, gravel, supplies, etc. If you intend to use the truck for regular hauling work, this is the truck to get.
Heavy-Duty Truck, Manual Transmission, Extended Cab, Diesel Engine
When your work is all about hauling, you get a heavy-duty truck. These trucks have major power and fuel efficiency in their diesel engines, they weigh tons themselves and they have a truck bed so large that you could haul most of what you need to your work zone without having to make a second trip. They also frequently have an extended cab so that you have lots of room inside the truck to haul more stuff or give fellow employees a ride to work. When you are not using the truck for work, it will easily hold a small family for any outing.
Super Heavy-Duty Truck
The super heavy-duty truck is like the heavy-duty truck, except that it has four wheels on the back under the truck bed, a larger extended cab and a really massive truck bed. It will consume enormous amounts of gas, but you will never need another truck. It will do everything you want it to do and more.