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2001 - 2004 Nissan Frontier

2001 - 2004 Nissan Frontier

Nissan is among the first companies who started to build pickups and ever since the beginnings its models were highly appreciated.

The Frontier is along for some time now and its capable performances and the famous Japanese reliability have always helped it stay in front of the pack.

The vehicle benefited from a significant upgrade in 2001 when it received a modern exterior style and a supercharged V6.

The vehicle was available in Desert Runner, King Cab and Crew Cab configurations and was offered with both 4x2 and 4x4 drives.

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1996 - 2006 Mitsubishi Triton

1996 - 2006 Mitsubishi Triton

The first pickup trucks constructed by Mitsubishi were designed solely for utilitarian purposes. Since 1996 however, things started to change a little bit and the old Triton (also known as the L200) truck was now suited for family transportation too.

The Triton was still a working-class truck, but thanks to its high versatility it started to be used as a lifestyle vehicle.

The fourth-generation Triton was sold until 2006, when it was replaced by the new model but during its lifespan, it was among the best pickups you’d find around.

The Mitsubishi Triton range included ute models, chassis cabs, club cabs and dual cabs. The vehicle was also offered with either 2WD or 4WD configurations.

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2006 Mitsubishi L200 chassis cab

2006 Mitsubishi L200 chassis cab

The Mitsubishi L200 is around from some time now, but even since its inception the vehicle was considered a strong and reliable vehicle. Apart from its work horse character, the Mitsubishi L200 has also a pretty unconventional design which is a perfect combination between dynamism and practicality.

The vehicle is available in both chassis cab and pickup versions with single-, extended- and double-cab configurations. Worldwide, the L200 is highly appreciated and in UK is the best sold vehicle in its class.

The chassis cab version of the L200 leaves behind all the bells and whistles of the lifestyle models and offers a rugged and basic work horse able to get the heaviest jobs done without worrying about broking a nail or two.

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2003 - 2008 GMC Savana

2003 - 2008 GMC Savana

Even since its first launch in 1996, the GMC Savana managed to attract buyers’ interest and for many years was the second best sold van from the US market, after the Ford E Series.

The van received a set of significant modifications in 2003 when it came with upgraded engines and a few style modifications.

The year 2003 has seen the introduction of a four wheel drive system that was a premiere for the Savana. The 2003 GMC Savana was also offered for the first time with four wheel disc brakes.

New driver-side 60/40 access doors have been added as an option together with larger stabilizer bars and a stronger frame. The cabin was slightly revised as well and Chevrolet added new seats, upgraded the lighting and ventilation systems, and also offered dual-stage airbags.

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2003 - 2008 Chevrolet Express

2003 - 2008 Chevrolet Express

The Chevrolet Express has been around since 1996, when it came as a replacement for the old Chevrolet Van. The second generation was launched in 2003 and featured a series of style and technical upgrades which helped the van remain competitive. However despite the constant struggles made by Chevrolet’s marketing team, the Express was always a half step behind the Ford E Series when it comes to sales charts.

For the second generation Express, the year 2003 brought four wheel disc brakes with ABS, new driver 60/40 access doors, larger stabilizer bars and a stronger frame. The 2003 Express was also offered for the first time with an all wheel drive system. The entire range of V8 units was replaced and th eold 6.0 liter turbo diesel was ditched.

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2003 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado

2003 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado

The year 2003 brought only minor style and comfort upgrades for the Silverado. The most significant exterior changes were made to the front fascia. The interior was also slightly redesigned and the most striking modification is the new steering wheel which looks much better than the old one and gives the cabin a modern look.

There was also introduced the innovative Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system that was available on 1500 Extended Cab models and 1500 Heavy-Duty Crew Cab models. Other new optional features include an XM satellite radio and a more performant audio system. The engines lineup is the same as the previous one and consists of both V6 and V8 units.

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2003 - 2006 GMC Sierra

2003 - 2006 GMC Sierra

After it was completely redesigned in 1999, the GMC Sierra has benefited from a few upgrades in 2003. With this occasion, the vehicle received a bolder front end and a few interior modifications.

There were also offered new comfort features which included a new sound system and an optional rear seat DVD entertainment center. Other upgrades were made to the brakes, while the engines were also slightly tweaked to run cleaner.

The entire engine lineup however, remained unchanged and the Sierra continued to be powered by the same units as the old generation.

The 2003 GMC Sierra continues to share the same underpinnings with its Chevrolet Silverado twin, but it’s considered slightly more upscale as it has more luxurious features than its brother.

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1999 - 2003 GMC Sierra

1999 - 2003 GMC Sierra

Between GMC and Chevrolet there was always a strong bound, as these two brands shared a lot of platforms and technologies. It’s the same case for the Sierra truck that even since its inception shared the same design and engines with the Silverado.

A new generation Sierra was launched at the same time with the first Silverado pickup in 1999 and both models were based on the old Chevrolet C/K pickup.

The new Sierra represented a huge step forward in terms of engines and technology, undergoing a lot of upgrades which helped it climb to the top of the pickups food chain.

The 1999 GMC Sierra was offered with a new family of V8 engines and also some upgraded old units. There were various configurations available including regular or extended cabs, short bed or long bed, three trim levels and rear- or four-wheel-drive versions.

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1999 - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

1999 - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

The year 1999 was a major one for Chevrolet. In this year, the company has launched on the market its completely redesigned C/K pickup and gave it a true identity.

The first generation Silverado was born from Chevrolet’s desire to come up with a better pickup, but the main problem was that the old truck was already a hot seller, so the new one needed to be at least as good as its processor.

In the end, Chevrolet’s gamble with the Silverado paid off and the new truck was a huge success. It had stronger engines, a better ride and also superior handling abilities. For its time, the Silverado was among the most luxurious trucks from the streets, yet its exterior design was still a half step behind the main rivals from Ford or Dodge.

Between the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra was a strong bound as Chevrolet and GM offered parallel lineups and except for a few exterior details and some unique features, the two models were basically the same.

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2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche

2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche

The first generation Avalanche was launched in 2001 and its main attribute was the famous unique foldable mid gate. Thanks to this feature, the Avalanche can be transformed from a five passenger SUV with a 5-foot-3-inch bed into a standard cab pickup with a full 8-foot-1-inch load bed.

The Avalanche is based on the Suburban model and was designed to fill the big gap between the SUVs and pickups. The Chevrolet Avalanche however, is a couple inches longer than the Suburban, but half a foot shorter than the Silverado extended cab.

At the launch the first generation Chevrolet Avalanche was offered with a standard 5300 Vortec V8 engine and comes in both 4x2 and 4x4 flavors.

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2002 - 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

2002 - 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

The previous generation Dodge Ram was a big success for the company and Dodge didn’t risk to made radical exterior changes for the 2002 model. Hence most of the upgrades were made under the skin.

The newer generation may look very close to its predecessor, but it comes with radically improved driving dynamics and technologies which helped the Ram stay in front of the pack. This major update included an all new frame, suspension, powertrains and interiors.

The third-generation Dodge Ram 1500 came with a choice of 3.7 liter V6, 4.7 liter V8 and 5.9 liter V8 engines. The redesigned Ram trucks revamped Dodge’s sales with 400,000 units sold in 2002 and nearly 450,000 sold in 2003.

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1994 - 2004 Isuzu Hombre

1994 - 2004 Isuzu Hombre

The Isuzu Hombre was the first pickup truck build by the company and was basically a rebadged Chevrolet S-10. The Chevrolet S-10 was also the base model for the GMC Sonoma and all these three clones shared the same design, and technologies.

Isuzu preferred this strategy, as it was the cheapest variant and the company saved a serious amount of money. The Isuzu Hombre was offered in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations with either regular cab or extended cab body styles (Spacecab).

Like the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma, the Isuzu Hombre is offered with 2.2, 4.3 V6 and a 4.3 Vortec engine. The vehicle was priced pretty competitively at $11.500 for the base rear drive model equipped with manual gearbox.

The Isuzu Hombre was offered with 36-month/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warrantee, a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain guarantee and roadside assistance.

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