I appreciate all the great info so far. It has helped me decide to get a diesel for sure! I am leaning toward a 7.3 powerstroke / manual. What I need to know is, in the '93-'98 range, what should I stay away from? Dodge and Chevy owners speak up too, I am considering all diesels right now. Don't worry, pretty soon I'll buy one and stop bothering everyone with all this repetitive stuff!