Its a little early to be looking but I'm considering winter plowing in addition to the services I offer now. I've come across a decent truck, a '97 dodge 4x4 extended cab, V8 with snow plow. 93,000 miles and 2 seasons on the plow. Original engine and auto tranny. he's asking $8,000. Up until September of last year I owned a '79 chevy pickup, and lost it due to a 4-wheeling accident. I absolutely loved this truck, and to this day, I still see these old trucks running pushing around the snow. My question is, should I look for an old chevy clunker or go with something like this dodge? I've heard of tranny problems with the dodges, that chevy had 186,000 on the original tranny and drove like a charm. I basically want to purchase something without having to dump a bunch of money into it. What do you look for in a plow truck with about a $10,000 budget? The truck I have now is a 2x4, and I plan to keep it in addition to a 4x4 purchase.