No other automobile manufacturer makes trucks as rugged, dependable, and versatile as Chevrolet. This is because Chevy offers more models and trims on its pickup trucks than any other automaker. At Duke Automotive, we have made finding pre-owned Chevy trucks easier than ever. With our extensive inventory of high-quality used trucks, you should have no problem finding the model you prefer, including the full-size Silverado 1500, midsize Colorado, and heavy-duty Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD.
Many of our pre-owned trucks are sold below Kelley Blue Book prices, so you know you are getting a great deal no matter which pickup truck you choose. Kelley Blue Book bases its pricing on the make, model, trim level, year, mileage, and condition of each truck. More recent model years with lower mileage and better condition tend to get priced higher than older models with more mileage. Nevertheless, we go one better by taking the Kelley Blue Book price and giving you an additional discount, letting your money go a little further when you buy your next pre-owned Chevy truck. This is all part of Duke Automotive’s commitment to you, our customer.
The history of Chevy Trucks is pretty much the history of trucks in America. Chevy trucks started rolling off the assembly lines in 1918 with the Chevrolet One-Ton, the first purpose-built truck from the manufacturer. This was basically an open-air bench with a flatbed behind it, but it got the job done. Chevy came out with the AC Light Delivery in 1929 with a closed cab, enclosed payload bed, and steel wheels, an upgrade from the wooden wheels on the One-Ton. A decade later, Chevy introduced the Half-Ton, the grandpa of today’s Silverado 1500 full-size truck.
Throughout its history of building trucks, Chevy was always innovating, making its trucks better and more versatile for drivers all across America. The 3100 series introduced after World War II expanded the width of the truck to allow for three passengers to ride along. The Cameo Carrier took car styling and applied it to the pickup truck with more comfortable cab interiors to make driving a truck more enjoyable. These trucks first hit the road in 1955 and served as a portent of what was to come.
This attention to the enjoyment of driving a truck was taken to the next level in 1973. This was when Chevy brought the first Crew Cab to market on the C30 One-Ton truck. This made it possible to carry up to six passengers in your Chevy truck. Contractors loved this truck since now they could take all their workers to a job site in a safe and comfortable style. In addition, your pickup could now serve as a family vehicle as well as a work truck. Today, every truck manufacturer makes a version of a two-row, four-door truck cab model, but Chevy was among the first and continues to lead the way.
This century of innovation led Chevy to where it is today: the leader in the pickup truck industry. With the Colorado and Silverado models, you get a great choice of options when you buy a pre-owned Chevy truck.
The name Silverado first appeared on a Chevy truck in 1975 as a trim of the Chevy C/K. However, it proved so popular that Chevy decided to use the name when it came out with its new line of full-size and heavy-duty trucks in 1999, all set for the new millennium. The flagship model is the Silverado 1500, but Chevy also added three different heavy-duty models - the 1500HD, 2500HD, and 3500HD, each larger and more powerful than the next. These also became some of the first pickup models to feature a diesel engine, giving drivers the option for more torque and greater fuel economy, providing improved towing and trailering capacities. Chevy would eventually discontinue the 1500HD in 2007, but the 2500HD and 3500HD continue to be built to this day.
The Chevy Silverado is currently in its fourth generation, which began hitting the roads in 2019. These models give drivers a choice between rear-wheel and four-wheel drive, three roomy cab styles, and so many trim levels and special editions that it is hard to write them all down. What’s more, the fourth-generation Silverado 1500 gives you a choice of six different engines, including a turbo-diesel. Drivers who desire a heavy-duty Silverado 2500HD or 3500HD get to choose between two powerful V8 engines - one gas and one diesel. This has actually always been the case going back to the first Silverado HD models in 1999.
This ability to choose the powertrain that serves you best is one of the most popular features of the Silverado. Chevy understands that one size doesn’t always fit all. So, on the original Silverado 1500 in 1999, Chevy allowed you to choose between a V6 and a V8 engine. This improved with the second generation in 2007 and the third generation in 2014, both of which allowed you to choose between four different V6 and V8 engines. What’s more, during each generation, Chevy constantly made incremental changes to the Silverado, adding more active safety features, improving the infotainment system, adding new trim levels, and making the cab more comfortable. That’s why when you’re buying a pre-owned Chevy Silverado, you will have little trouble finding one that checks all your boxes.
Chevy has always been at the forefront of the truck industry, which is why it saw the need for a modern midsize truck that took all the great features of the Silverado series and put them in a more compact package. This is why Chevy introduced the Colorado in time for the 2004 model year. Those first Chevy Colorado pickup trucks gave you a choice of four, five, and eight-cylinder engines. The final V8 gas engine gave the Colorado so much horsepower that you would have to fight to keep it under the speed limit.
The current model of the Colorado was introduced for the 2015 model year, making it the second generation. This model gives you a great choice of three different engines: a turbo I-4, a Duramax turbo-diesel, and a V6 gas engine. Each provides exceptional fuel economy, as well as sturdy towing and payload capacities, so you should have no problem moving your stuff.
What’s more, the Chevy Colorado has always given you a really roomy cab with your choice of an extended or crew cab. Those four doors on the crew cab truly come in handy when your second-row passengers need to enter and exit your Colorado.
The Chevy Colorado has always been at the front of the midsize pickup truck market, with Motor Trend naming it Truck of the Year for 2015 and Kelley Blue Book giving it the Best Buy Award for 2020 because of its wide range of options. Buying a pre-owned Chevy Colorado will allow you to get everything you want on this great little truck.
Since 1969, Duke Automotive has been helping folks in the Suffolk, Virginia area to find great pre-owned trucks at affordable prices. Since that day we first opened our doors, we have been committed to making car shopping an enjoyable experience. This is why we don’t do any of those big-city dealer gimmicks and focus instead on getting you the car, truck, or SUV that you want at a price that fits your budget perfectly.
Rather than gimmicks, we offer you services that make it easier for you to buy your next pre-owned truck. It begins with our offer of a 24-hour test drive on the vehicle of your choice. We know that you can’t really know whether you like driving a vehicle until you’ve been able to drive it for an extended period. Once you’ve chosen your pre-owned vehicle, we will give you a warranty to show that we stand behind the vehicles we sell.
This dedication to you continues with our service department. Simply give us 24 hours to schedule service, whether by phone or online. If you’re in a rush, take advantage of direct pick up and delivery, where we will pick up your car at your home or office, service it, and return it back to you. If you decide to drive your vehicle to us, we provide courtesy transportation, including loaner cars. Finally, we will provide you with complimentary Virginia state inspections for the life of any vehicle you buy from us.