My neighbor has a 96 dodge single cab long bed with the cummins with about 220000 miles 3rd trans about 190000 but he takes great care of his stuff. Has airbags in the rear with in cab control spray in bed liner and just repainted this last year. Anyway i had already planned out buying another truck this year except i planned on spending about 20-25 thousand and getting a newer truck, but with this cummins i am wondering if i shouldnt just buy it and stick some money away for repairs and invest the other money that i have saved. Anyway he is asking 6000 right now been forsale for about 2 months and we are pretty good friends i though i might make him an offer around 4500 i think for that price i couldnt beat it and as far as being reliable i have a 1996 3/4 v 10 and a 2006 toyota tundra so i have some vehicles to get me by if something happens. I guess my question is 1 what would you offer for the truck (bluebook is about 6000) and 2 do you think i should just spend the money and get a much newer truck 2006-2007?