4x4 for Sale
Here's how to find the best deal on a 4x4 for sale.
Introduction to 4x4 trucks and cars
Many people enjoy 4x4 vehicles for their versatility and capabilities. This vehicle can be driven both on the road and off the road. Often it has a nice towing capacity that can be used hauling loads for work and play. Also nothing is quite as stately as rolling to an event in a 4x4 truck. Some people prefer 4x4 cars to trucks for something a bit smaller and perhaps more practicable for use as a daily driver.
A 4x4 is typically taken to mean the number of axles on the vehicle and the number of axles driven. So a 4x4 has four axles, with all four axles driven. Also specialty 6x6 trucks are available for construction and other related work.
Finding a used 4x4 for sale
Locating one of these vehicles for sale can be both easy and challenging, depending on the circumstances. First, it can be easy if you live in an area where 4x4 vehicles are popular, because then there tend to be more of them available on the used market. In some areas, 4x4 trucks are relatively rare and the search will be more challenging.
You can also check our 4x4 for sale listings section on the site. People are free to list 4x4 trucks and cars for sale in that forum, so it may be worth a look.
Nonetheless, most areas have local car and truck trader publications such as Auto Trader. Also online auction sites will often list used 4x4 trucks for sale. The benefit to online sites is that you can search nationwide in case you can't find the 4x4 you want available for sale in your area. Some vehicles such as 4x4 vans for sale can be even more uncommon, so searching outside your local area may be required to locate this style.
Evaluating used 4x4 cars for sale
Like any used vehicle, a used 4x4 should be given an thorough inspection by a competent mechanic before purchase. Also a test drive is usually recommended. The combination of the inspection and test drive will reveal many pre-existing problems with the vehicle. Then the prospective buyer can use these issues as points for price negotiation with the seller.
A 4x4 that has been modified, such as with lifted trucks for sale, needs an even more careful and thorough inspection. Often lifted vehicles have been modified from their original state and the proper accomodations for driveline and steering angles are not always made. So it is important to make sure the vehicle is safe.
4x4 trucks utilize various fuels. Gasoline is very common. Not quite as common, at least not in the United States, but more common in other countries, are diesel trucks for sale. Diesel engines tend to produce more torque at lower engine speeds than gasoline engines, thus making them popular for towing and other related activities requiring power at low speed.
What to consider with 4x4 cars for sale
In recent years, more and more passenger cars are becoming available with four wheel drive and all wheel drive options. Normally the system on passenger cars is classified as all wheel drive, since they do not normally have a transfer case like a true 4x4. The quality and capabilities of the AWD systems vary between manufacturers. Normally traction control and sometimes a limited slip rear differential is utilized to help increase the capability. For example Subaru cars use systems of this type that are quite capable.
Conclusion for 4WD trucks for sale
In conclusion, through careful research and planning it is possible to find the perfect 4x4 for sale that meets both your needs and budget. Many people enjoy their vehicle for 4x4 off-roading, rock crawling, mud bogging, and other fun activities.
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This article was written by Lewis Werner. It was last updated June 11, 2011 and first published January 13, 2011. If you have questions about the article, please click here to view the author's contact information including e-mail address, telephone number and mailing address.