Pickup trucks are one of the most popular forms of the automobile. The modern pickup has come a long way from being the farm vehicle it once was. Nowadays, pickup trucks are often as luxurious as a high-end car in terms of features and comfort. But that’s not to say that there haven’t been models that should be avoided. Reliability has been an issue on quite a few pickup trucks, and that’s far from the only issue. Build quality has lagged on a couple of the trucks as well, a far cry from the stellar craftsmanship of products like the Silverado and F-150.
The pickup truck market has one of the highest concentrations of brand loyalists. This means that consumers tend to stick to one specific pickup truck brand rather than switching around. GM fans stick with GM and Ford loyalists stick with Ford. There are also truck brands in-between such as Nissan and Toyota that are trying to vie for these buyers as well. Some pickup trucks were well executed in terms of design, and others were lagging. We took a look at 20 trucks that drivers should avoid courtesy of Motor Biscuit.
26. 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS
For the majority of the pickup truck world, the 454 SS is a sort of legend. The first GM performance truck had a lot to offer, including a big engine that was crammed into a lightweight body. But once you got past the obvious power advantage the truck didn’t offer all that much in terms of design. The 454 SS nowadays is nothing more than an overpriced GM relic that only came in a single cab configuration.
Sure, the truck was fast, but it only came in one color and with one interior combo. Not to mention the fact that there were not a whole lot of these trucks made. The 454 SS has held its value for the most part over the year. But for the price tag, you can get a much better truck that you’ll be happier with in the long run.