For a normal person such as yourself, and the majority of the people on this site, the 89-93 1st Gen's make great trucks and are as reliable as any other Dodge/Cummins. There strictly business though, not many creature comfort to them, there loud, they ride like a brick, but they get good fuel mileage, there built like tank's, and they're easy for anyone with mechanical skill's to work on. I wouldn't trade mine for anything, it's a classic as far as I'm concerned. They make excellent DD's or work truck's, but the toughest thing can be finding one to suit your need's. There out there though, just keep looking.