Hi guys and thanks for viewing.... i gotta ge a new truck here early this week (in 3 days or so), im looking at late 90's models and im partial to chevy.. here my issue and i need advice and info from people that have used hese vehicles. Im looking at 1 ton dumps, chevy one ton dumps. Im set on getting a one ton dually dump... either stake or mason box. heres the wo trucks im looking at: 1. 1995 1 ton chevy mason dump 4x4 5.7 gas automatic 80k miles with a freshly rebuilt tranny 6000$ (mason box is in good shape but ruck is ugly/rusty cosmetically and having a clean looking truck is important to me. or 2. 1999 1 ton chevy long chasis stake rack dump with 6.5 turbo diesel 4x2 130,000 miles white, much cleaner, no rust 8000$ here is my issue, i can afford both trucks but i am torn beween diesel or gas.... i will be towing 2000 lbs (landscape and mowing trailer) almost everyday and will also have larger loads (10,000+ skidsteer and dump trailer as well as materials in the dump box) quite frequently i know the diesek is more money, more to maintain and more at the pump.. my questions are what should i buy....... has anyone had any experience with the 6.5? what do they get for mileage and whaT do they get for mileage towing? also i know chevy had a terrible terrible diesel motor but i believe that was they 6.2? for heavens sake if i am wrong somebody please correct me... i had my heart set on the diesel but one of my friends just tried talking me out of it saying to go for the gas, those diesels are dogs blah blah blah but im 22 years old and this is one of those "jealous friends" that would never advise you to spend more money or buy nicer things so i am skeptical... i know personally the diesel is the right choice.... can i get a confirmation or am i wrong? please any input is greatley appreciated!