I have to get rid of my 95 F-450 I was washing it the other day yes the truck needs alteast one bath every 6 months. Anyhow I noticed the cancer is starting in the driverside fender If I get rid of the truck now while it still looks good it will be easier to sell or trade in. I also have other problems with the truck as I meantioned before. I want to go to a 99 or newer F-450 the brakes are considerable bigger it has a straight frame so easier to mount a dump body. I'am looking for feedback how are the 99 F-450s for ride and handling I was told the trucks with 19.5 wheels ride rough. I don't know if it can ride any rougher than my current 95 it has a 15,000lb gvw too and springs to match. I drove a F-550 quite a few times but that was well over 4 years ago now. I don't think I want a F-550 thats getting a little too close to where you need to be a commercial truck (17,000lbs). In my searching the only difference between the F-450 and F-550 is springs so if I bought a F-450 put a set of timbrens on the truck for the ocasional overload. I have been looking at the truck trader and truck paper ads there is so much selection down in the States and the prices are better your guys trucks are CHEAP even new trucks are considerable cheaper. The trucks from California and Texas area are rust free. After I looked into the stuff I have to deal with getting a truck here what a pain in the azz. I don't know if it would be worth the hassels. A broker is the easiest bet but you pay the broker and all the paper work there goes the savings. I would like to have 4wheeldrive but I have guys tell me its just more parts to wear out plus it adds weight to the truck. Also used F-450 4x4s are usually quite abit more expensive and harder to find. The pros and cons have been going through my head. A good set of traction tires and a locker (ARB) in the diff would prolly do all my needs the ARB is a selectable locker so you have no side effects like a Detroit Locker. Here on the West Coast we rarely get snow where I have problems is getting stuck in mud or climbing steep dirt driveways. Some questions How far would you travel for a truck ? How many kilometers/miles too many ? What kind of MPG does the 99 and newer PSD trucks get I currently get 12mpg Would you guys buy a truck just unsight unseen similar to buying off of evilbay ? I'am having one heck of a time finding a 99-2002 F-450 PSD 165 wheelbase regular cab chassis cab. It is frustrating there just isn't anything out there. For me to order or buy a 06 F-450 2wd with the specs and a 6.0 PSD is 42,000 CND for the cab and chassis. My payments would be 900 dollars a month is that really worth it ?