1999-2000 Ford Super Duty
The general automotive public may think older trucks are not relevant anymore. They may even believe they are slow and weaker than newer models. However, if you think they are beaten up and not capable of getting the job done like the trucks of today, think again. One of the best examples is the Ford Super Duty diesel truck from the early 2000’s. This ordinary-looking vehicle packs one of the biggest diesel engines available, the massive 7.3-liter Power Stroke with 235 HP and 500 lb-ft of torque.
The output of this engine is almost half of what modern engines produce, but don’t let that fool you. They built the Power Stroke diesel with super-tough components and internals, like a heavy-duty intercooler, forged steel connecting rods and a high-pressure oil pump. This means the 7.3-liter diesel is nearly impossible to kill. In fact, Ford produced it to do the toughest jobs you can think of and to be durable and usable in any kind of conditions.
Thanks to its rock-solid construction, this 17-year-old truck will probably survive the punishment that a new truck can’t. The Ford Super Duty is perfect if you are looking for a tough work truck. It is available in two body styles and with a decent amount of equipment. Of course, you will not get satellite navigation or an infotainment system, but you will get lots of space inside, as well as climate control.