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Retro Truck Review Shows What Was Expected of 1988 Chevy Pickup

When taking a look at the evolution of pickup trucks over the last couple of decades, ...

When taking a look at the evolution of pickup trucks over the last couple of decades, it’s quite mind-boggling to see just how far this type of vehicle has come. Sure, automobiles as a whole have definitely evolved to a whole new level as technological advancements onboard are moving along at a faster pace than ever. However, pickup trucks might arguably be the most advanced segment that you’re going to see. After all, once upon a time, manufacturers saw them as nothing more than a workhorse. There weren’t very many frills on board unless said frills were related to getting the job done in some way. Today, you can get just as many features on a pickup as you can a luxury car.

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During this retro review that took place when the 1988 Chevrolet Cheyenne full-size pickup was brand new to the market, we find ourselves laughing a little bit over some of the features that the reviewers would gush over that set this truck apart from the pack. A couple of these features mentioned are power steering and the removable tailgate, a couple of things that really seemed to excite those who were taking a critical look at the truck. Today, trucks are certainly offered in an entry-level package designed to be put to work and beaten on, however, even the most loaded up version of the 1988 truck can’t compare to the most basic of base model trucks now, 30 years after the fact.

By following the old school Motor Week review down below, it’s quite easy to find yourself getting swept over by a sweet wave of nostalgia, especially when it comes to chatting about the price that comes in short of $10,000. For just $9,531, someone in the truck market would be able to get themselves into a full-size pickup in 1988. Sure, picking out options is going to drive the price up a little bit but that’s quite the bargain when considering that the 2018 version of the truck would start at $28,000!

 

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