What double cab pick-up truck is the best buy for £10,000?

I'm interested in buying a double cab pick-up with a value up to £10,000, but there appears to be a wide choice. Do you have any recommendations as to what would be the best buy? Are there any horror stories attached to any models?

Asked on 12 March 2017 by David Smailes

Answered by Honest John
The best is what in the UK is called an Isuzu Rodeo. Best 2.5 and 3.0 I-TEQ engines. Best 5-speed manual gearboxes. 3500kg towing weight. If you want horror, the chassis of Nissan Navara from 2005-2007 have been collapsing in the middle. Strongest chassis probably the Mitsubishi L200. You can look them all up in: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/
Similar questions
I need a two or three year old Nissan Navara or similar to pull a fifth-wheel caravan. It will be used for long trips around mainland Europe. What is the best way to obtain the vehicle? Go to France and...
I own a 2007 Nissan Navara D40 LE top spec model with 70,000 miles. Every extra and gadget is installed and it's in showroom condition as I've only used it as a Chelsea tractor. It's on sale for €8000,...
I've been happy with my 2011 Nissan Pathfinder Tekna 2.5 manual, which has been owned from nearly new and has always been serviced by Nissan. I've become concerned by recent reports of failure of the rear...
Related models
Tough workhorse, excellent tow vehicle, tailgate drops lower than others, compatible with digital tachographs from 2007, good value.
Useful rear hinged rear doors on crew cab, developed alongside Pathfinder, one of the most refined 2005 pick-ups.
Versatile pick-up with more car-like handling than before, one-tonne payload capacity, extremely capable off-road, 2.4 diesel is more efficient than the old 2.5.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my van