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Thanks for the link, I saw that one too.
The more I read, the more I kinda sway towards an IDI. Too many darn things to go wrong in the PSD's, and high $$$ parts. To me, the "simpler the better", Kind of like an old tractor. I want the truck for practical reasons, with no intentions of modding (other than to squeak a few more MPG's out of it) In SC it's rare to need 4wd unless you want to play in the mud. (I've only used 4wd on my Dakota a couple times, just as a preventative measure. Prolly didn't really need it.
I've found quite a few 93-94 IDI's so far in this area, they all seem to be in the $4k-$4500 range (with less than 200k mls on them, and good body/mechanical). You have to take in to consideration that this is farm country. Pickup trucks are the standard "family vehicle" around here and a "must have" tool. The bodies rarely get any rust, you don't have much for cold weather starts (may get down to 15-20 a couple times a year) towns with 1 traffic light, the rest hwy. Vehicles just plain ol last a loooong time here, and most people drive em till their dead. I'm from MI originally, and I know darn well that northern vehicles this old are not in this kind of shape.
I'm not wanting you to tell me what "I want to hear", I appreciate the honesty. Most on here know a hell of a lot more than I do about diesel PU's. One thing that I have noticed though, is that most of you guy's have these things as toys, and have a lot more cash than I do to play with. Most have put more $$$ in mods to their trucks than I would spend to "buy" 2 trucks. I'm saying this just to put things into perspective. If I had the $$$, I would just buy a new(er) PSD and put 10K more into it in mods, or just plain ol spend big bucks and get one all "duked up" already. Seems to me, (and that's in my mind) that $4-4.5k for a truck that potentially has another 100k-150k or more miles left on it, with great body and paint, that I can just jump into and go is well worth it. How bout you south and southwest guy's? You must know what I mean?
Sorry for rambling so much. LOL I just get the feeling that most guy's on here are looking from a whole different angle than I am. And have used trucks around at much better prices! lol
Thanks again guy's!!