I say...WAY TO GO! IMHO new trucks are nice if you can afford `em but...I can`t speak for anyone else but I don`t have an extra gazillion dollars lying around every month for the truck nut. I HAD a 97 Ram 1500, it was real nice, 5.9, 4x4 all sorts of go-fast goodies but the thing was killin me every month between the loan and darn insurance so, I bought what is now referred to in my house as "The Money Pit". It may be a little old, ride a little stiff but i would`nt trade it for a car payment...EVER. Old Iron Rules!