This 1998 Chevrolet K1500 represents an all-around proper truck value

After all, there’s fuel-injected V8 power, a 4×4 drivetrain, and plenty of room in the bed so this is ready to get to work. But it also is a more modern machine with a long list of conveniences and a handy extended cab. That makes for an attractive total package.

A big red truck gets noticed. It’s a bold color and the panels look quite good, so it gives a nice impression. There’s even a bit of flair from the chrome bumpers, bright grille, and upgraded side step rails. But nothing here is too fancy to make you think twice about getting down to work. After all, that big bed was made to help you get the job done. That’s why you have rugged diamond plating protecting the bed sides and liner paint shielding the bed. There’s even a proper trailer hitch so you can tow the toys with you.

The interior has all the features you really want. Up front is the classic bench seat that lets you carry more people, but these also have individual bolstering for comfort. There’s also genuine room for three in the back of this extended cab truck, or you can use it for a secure place to stow your gear. The floor covers are robust rubber, and you have manual winding windows. These are the kind of durable features you look for when wanting a real truck. Plus, this doesn’t mean missing out on the right comfort features, like an AM/FM/cassette stereo, a tilt steering column, and cold-blowing air conditioning.

A modern truck delivers modern power. Under the hood is the correct-style 5.0-liter fuel-injected V8. It fires up with ease and feels ready to hit the road. And cruising is easy with features like power steering and power brakes with front discs. This even has cruise control and a four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. Plus, this one is great for more than just highway miles thanks to the two-speed transfer case that gives you go-anywhere 4×4 ability.

This is a great four-wheel-drive truck that can get the job done. Since it’s so straight and clean, it’s also the right foundation if you feel like creating a full custom pickup. Useful and capable machines are always in style, and this Chevy is like a rock.

Price: $14,995

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