So, my plan for a while now has been to get my current truck fixed up good, and trade/sell it for a diesel.
I have found a 1996 Chevrolet 2500 Cheyenne with a single cab, long bed, 4 speed auto trans, 4x4, and a 6.5L turbo diesel for a great price at a used car dealer not far from me. It has a good, relatively new towing package with brake controller, AND a gooseneck hitch to boot (which I don't really need- yet), and decent tires. The truck has 220K miles and very, very little rust. The thing is, I could most likely trade my current truck for this one with only minimal payment out of pocket.
I need something thats more of a daily driver, and to use for occasional towing (as in, every few weeks or so). I don't have to pull anything immensely heavy, just a 16' livestock trailer. I'm not to worried about mileage, but as long as I get the same or above what I get with my current truck, i'll be happy. I have always wanted a diesel, and this truck would be perfect for me.
Should I keep pursuing this truck? it has had 9 owners in Indiana and Ohio, but has either been repainted or very well taken care of. It does have a couple of small dents, but nothing that bad. The biggest hang-ups I have are the miles, and the low price. What are your thoughts on these in general, and what would you do in this situation?