I’ve Got $16,000 For An F-150 Pickup. What Can I Get?

I’ve only got $16,000 and want America’s best-selling pickup; a Ford F-150. What will $16,000 get me? 

We took four random cities; Los Angeles, Denver, Detroit, and Richmond, VA, and scoured each city’s Craigslist to get an idea of what is available. Condition, mileage, engines, and options all play a part in the decision. However, we have no idea what we’ll find. This will be a deep dive into these regions to get an idea of what used F-150s command in America.

All trucks are private owners and have clean titles. We picked the cleanest-looking pickups with the least amount of miles. Diesel or gas, two-wheel- or four-wheel-drive, we were open to all of the possibilities. We’ll give you a brief rundown of each Ram pickup and a link for the post. Let’s take a look:

A blue 2011 Ford F-150 on a car dealership's lot.
2011 Ford F-150 | David Paul Morris/Getty Images

Los Angeles Craigslist


2014 Ford F-150 XL Ex. Cab: $15,600

2WD, V8, flex-fuel, 150,000 miles, automatic, chrome running boards.


San Fernando Valley

2008 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Lariat: $15,300

4WD, turbo-diesel V8, leather, navigation, 173,000 miles, tow pkg., 6-½-ft. Bed.



2014 Ford F-150 STX Super Cab: $15,999

2WD, flex-fuel V8, 57,600 miles, 6-speed automatic, new tires, bed liner.


Inland Empire

2008 Ford F-150 FX4 Crew Cab: $15,000

4WD, 114,000 miles, V8 gas, automatic, new 33-inch Grappler tires, Kenwood audio/Apple Car Play.


Denver Craigslist

Wheat Ridge

2013 Ford F-150 Ext. Cab: $15,000

2WD, EcoBoost V6, 77,000 miles, automatic, warranty new engine dealer install, light hail damage.



2012 Ford F-150 XLT Ext. Cab: $15,250

4WD, 6.2L V8 gas, 156,000 miles, tonneau cover, new brakes, backup camera.



2016 Ford F-150 XL Ext. Cab: $14,850

2WD, 84,000 miles, automatic, air cond., upgraded interior.


Wheat Ridge

2011 Ford F-150 Ext. Cab: $14,000

4WD, 114,500 miles, 5.0L V8, 6-spd automatic, new tires and battery.


Detroit Craigslist

Ford Accessories F-150 Lariat Crew Cab with Black Apperance Package
Ford F-150 Super Cab | Ford

Detroit Metro

2010 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab: $15,900

4WD, 5.4L V8 gas, tow pkg., bed liner, Flowmaster exhaust.



2013 Ford F-150 Crew Cab: $16,000

4WD, Ecoboost V6, 104,000 miles, lift kit, alloy wheels, SYNC, chrome steps.



2010 Ford F-150 Ext. Cab Lariat: $16,000

4WD, V8, 90,000, new brakes/rotors, automatic, leather/wood accents.


Grand Haven

2010 Ford F-150 Crew Cab: $15,500

4WD, 93,000 miles, V8 gas, spray in bed liner, tonneau cover, Weather Tech mats. 


Richmond, VA Craigslist

Temple Hills, MD

2013 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab: $15,995

4WD, 63,100 miles, V8 gas, full power, tow pkg., remote alarm.


Ocean City

2016 Ford F-150 Crew Cab XLT: $15,500

2WD, aluminum body, 165,000 miles, 5.0L V8, new brakes, tow pkg., Bluetooth.


Dagsboro, DE

2016 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab: $15,500

2WD, 5.0L V8, 165,000 miles, chrome pkg., aluminum body, new brakes, backup camera.


Newark, DE

2014 Ford F-150 Crew Cab SXT: $15,900

4WD, V8 gas, 118,000 miles, automatic, air cond., service docs.