Drive a Bargain
The compact trucks below are equipped with five-speed manual transmissions, four-wheel drive, two doors, A/C, anti-lock brakes, dual air bags, power windows and locks, AM/FM cassette (except Mazda, which comes standard with a CD player), cruise control, and keyless remote entry system.
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1999 Compact Amount over (+) Factory
trucks Best Amount under (-) invoice
sticker price price factory invoice cost
Nissan Frontier XE 4-cyl
$17,703 $15,484 -$1,000 $16,484
Ford Ranger XLT V6
18,780 15,927 -1,000 16,927
Toyota Tacoma 4-cyl
19,273 16,048 -1,200 17,248
Mazda B3000 SE V6
19,405 16,239 -1,250 17,489
Chevrolet S-10 LS V6
19,471 16,475 -1,150 17,625