Ok, so here comes a long post. If you want to skip to teh actual questions, go to the bottom. My 94 K1500 Blazer (full size) is my first truck. My parents Bought it with 80,000 miles on it when i turned 16, i still have it now at 150,000miles and im 21. Its been in my life for a long time, and it has never let me down. I love this truck. Flash to two weeks ago. My 18yr old sister, 98 Grand Cherokee, runs a red light (so i say, no one knows for sure) and Tbones a Tahoe at probably 45 mph. Airbags go off, totals the jeep, everyone walks away. She was lucky in the timing of where the cars collided. Now, my parents are convinced her airbags saved her life. And they probably did. They look at my truck - no airbags. My truck was bought for me, and my parents said that was it.....i buy my next truck. But now, they're so worried about my safety, they are considering buying me another truck, or passing on their tahoe to me. Their tahoe is a 2001, dark grey, prolly 70,000miles, sweet looking truck......for a newer GM. After this truck, and the slipping 4l60E (since i got it, only slips into 1st, still rolls.....), weak brakes, etc, i swore i would never buy another 1/2 ton. I tow with it on occasion, and travel in it a lot. My parents really want me to get something more economical, and i do too, but i am considering a burb cause i can get it in a 3/4 ton. Doubt i could even get the same mileage out of a vortec 350 in a 3/4 ton burb, so am considering diesel's. I knwo the old ones are weak, but they do get good mileage, rite? QUESTION Who has wrecked a 92-95 (w/o airbags)? How did it hold up? How would you rate its safey? As i see it, mine has 2 main safety features. Me driving it, and the ton-age rule. Second question What type of mileage do ppl get out of 96-99 Diesel Suburbans (4x4, 2500)? City/Highway unloaded? I get about 13/15.5 out of my 350 blazer rite now if i stay out of the gas pedal. What about a 96-99 3/4 with a 350? I really dont' want to part with my truck, but the tranny is probably done soon, and all sorts of thigns are startign to go wrong. I RARELY wheel this thing, so thats less of an issue, cept i hate the plastic skid plates on teh tahoe( guess i could swap them out?). THe tahoe is probably my best option, as that is worth more than my parents will spend on my next truck, but a diesel burb woudl be sweet for the mileage and the fact that i've ALWAYS wanted a burb. What would you do? Sorry for the really long post guys, hope you all understand this dilema i'm in. Thanks in advance!