I am starting to hunt for a pick-up, for dump runs, home improvement, utility, etc. What I have in mind is about a 1995 model, give or take a few years, regular cab, long bed, 4x4 and / or diesel would be nice. I wouldn't mind a Dodge with a cummins, but the wife is adament against Dodge, because we had a 1990 Shadow that did the runaway thing with her and the kids, several times. The wife says she would rather have a newer model with an extra cab so that doubles my thought of what to spend. I was around $4000, but her "request" brings it upto about $7000 or $8000. So, the questions are: Which make is beter than the other and why? Is 200,000 high mileage for a diesel? What is high miles for a gas engine truck? Any other thoughts are cautiously welcome.