Well, I did it. Broke down and bought new 2001 f250 with the infamous powerstroke. Didn't even test drive one, just told the dealer what I wanted and he found one for me. So far...I love it. Plenty of power to tow and fairly quick off the line. If you need the power to pass it is there and then some. I like the sound of the diesel when you pull up to a stop light and I like the whistle noise when you step on it. I was a little worried about the extra noise a diesel makes but it is not even noticable at cruising speeds. Ford has done a good job there. Got a keyless remote to lock the doors at a quick stop this way I don't have to stop it and start it all the time. Sure I could have just carried an extra key with me but there is no magic in that. At what point is it better to shut it off rather than have it idle?