I'm in the market for a new (used) work truck. I currently have an '88 Ford F-250 4x4 with a 460 in it. It has more problems again than it's worth... Time to replace it my mechanic told me! The one I found is almost an exacr replacement for what I have, which is a good thing since it will be easier to transfer the dump bed onto the new one. It's a 2000 FORD F-250 4x4 Super Duty. Reg cab, long bed, Automatic, 70,000 miles, Triton V-10, (sticker is at $12,995, which is about $2,000 under KBB retail. Overall it looks very clean, didn't see any buildup of any fluids under the hood or under the truck. Tires are 75% and it has alloy wheels. I like the 4x4 just cause I'm used to having it. May only use it once a month, but when I need it I NEED IT! Plus A newer truck with the 4x4 would allow me to get a plow! Other options are Dually 2 wheel drives with regular length frames or stretch frames. Both options would require complete new dumpbeds costing 5 to 6 grand... That's why I lean towards the Ford I found. I don't know much about vehicles, I can do maintenence and replacing small stuff but I'm no mechanic. I don't know JACK about the Triton V-10's. The salesman (not a ford dealer either) said they are really good engines. That's as much as I know. HOw bout fuel milage??? I'm getting 5 to 6 with my 460, so even 10 is an improvement! MY family are GM fanatics. Myself I really believe that any of the big 3 makers (GM, Ford and Dodge) are all going to be good trucks and all probably have their problems. My personal truck is a GMC Z-71, it has a few quirks that need fixed but overall it's great, but I'm not married to or obsessed with GMC... Thow me some opinions please!!!