A dependable pickup truck can do a lot to improve a person's work and leisure time. Come see us at Jim Tubman Chevrolet of Ottawa when the time comes to replace your cherished pickup. Our used truck selection is full of capable and powerful options at impressively affordable rates. We'll cover some of the advantages of choosing a used vehicle, then list a few of our best options below for your convenience.
More Affordable Purchasing and Customization
Used pickups from Jim Tubman Chevrolet are much more affordable than their newer counterparts. We're talking about considerable savings here. A pickup from four or five years back will, on average, cost 40% to 60% less than its new counterpart. Sometimes, that can make a difference of $10,000 or more. The funds from this level of savings can be used to upgrade your newly purchased used pickup to the degree that allows it to outclass a new version in many ways but at a lower total price.
Our expert service technicians are ready and waiting to turn your used pickup into a powerful tool for work and outdoor fun alike. Whether you want a beast of an engine, a more off-road-friendly set of tires, a performance suspension system, or a better sound system, they can have it installed quickly and efficiently.
A More Durable Engineering Era and Varied Engine Options
We offer a wide range of used truck models. Many of the newer models, especially from outside of the Chevrolet umbrella, are far less durable and capable than the pre-loved models from the past. Several manufacturers have recently switched from steel frames and body mouldings to an aluminum structure instead. The steel versions are unquestionably better at sustaining impacts without compromising internal systems or occupant safety. They may tow a bit less because their frames are heavier, requiring more engine power to move, but the difference doesn't outweigh the safety and security of steel construction.
Another benefit of choosing a used truck involves the available range of engine options. Many used models have larger internal combustion engines than those you’ll find on newer models. In recent years, the industry has moved toward more material- and energy-efficient models over extremely powerful ones. You're better off choosing a used truck if you want an eight- or 12-cylinder pickup.
There are also several used truck options available with diesel engines. Diesel engines have a long list of advantages, including lower maintenance costs and their all-important edge in fuel cost per kilowatt ratings. This engine type is 30% to 50% cheaper to fuel for the same energy output compared to standard internal combustion engines of the same cylinder count. This is a tremendous fuel saving, given that most trucks cost over $100 a tank to fill up.
Rock-Bottom Depreciation Reduction
Most vehicles lose well over 10% of their value as soon as they're driven off a dealership lot. They then depreciate from 15% to 25% yearly, usually reaching half their original value around year five. Used trucks have already gone through some or all of that process, so less of their value is lost upon purchase and over time. This means that your new-to-you truck's value will remain higher if and when you decide to sell it.
The heavier duty the truck is, the more likely it is to retain more of its value over time. This is because tougher trucks tend to be loaded with original equipment manufacturer performance parts with long life spans and have had more regular scheduled maintenance.
Excellent Used Truck Selection at Jim Tubman Chevrolet Ottawa
We have a great used truck for you, whether you want one with an efficient and compact engine, a large old-school power block, or a fuel-saving and sturdy diesel. Take a look at the features of a few of the top-of-the-line used trucks on our lot.
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado: Work Truck Trim Level
This pickup is one of the versions with a more efficient base engine. It is a 2.5L four-cylinder producing 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. A V-6 is available in either standard gas or diesel form. The gas V-6 is a 3.6L generating 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The diesel V-6 is a turbo version with a horsepower rating of 186 and a torque rating of 369.
The smaller engine allows the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado to tow up to 3,500 pounds, while the others boost that rating to 7,000. This is more than enough towing capacity to handle most medium trailers, campers, and boats. The Colorado comes with a six-speaker sound system, a Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with a 7-inch touch screen, dual-device capable Bluetooth, voice-command-to-phone programming, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Work Truck Trim Level
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a masterwork of work truck engineering. It has five engine options to choose from. The first is a 4.3L V-6 granting 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. The second is a 2.7L turbo-four-cylinder providing 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. The third is a 5.3L V-8 producing 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The fourth is a massive 6.2L V-8 pounding out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The final engine option is a Duramax 3.0L six-cylinder turbo-diesel providing 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
The 4.3L can tow up to 7,900 pounds, the 2.7L tows 9,600 pounds, the 5.3L tows 10,000 pounds, the 6.2L tows 13,300 pounds, and the 3.0L tows 9,500 pounds. The 2021 Silverado 1500 Work Truck comes with a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, Bluetooth for two devices, voice-command-to-phone programming, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
Jim Tubman Chevrolet of Ottawa has a strong lineup of used trucks for sale. Our financing professionals will get you a solid deal, and our service pros will make your new-to-you used truck your ideal ride. Contact us if you want information on any of our high-performance used trucks.
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