Last week I lost the tranny in my '95 Dodge Ram CTD. It was my dd and I have no other vehicle. It's gonna be $2k+ to get the tranny done in the Dodge...I need somethin to drive ASAP and don't have the cash for the Dodge tranny right now. Jesse's been pickin me up and taking me home from work this last week. As far as vehicles go, I have narrowed it down to two options- #1- I've been lookin at a totally stock '90 GMC extended cab 4x4, blah blah blah. Pretty nice truck, auto, 5.7, 130k miles. I'd be financing $4500. Payments under $200 a month. #2- My gramps has an '83 GMC K2500. 6.2/465/208/10b/14bsf, 33" bfg AT's. Gramps is willing to basically give it to me. Truck has close to 300k miles. 10 bolt needs to be totally rebuilt- Everything in it is worn out. The 6.2 is a total dog....50mph top speed. I can get a newer Goodwrench 454 replacement motor with ALL the accessories and 60k miles, from a friend for $800. My plan was to swap out the 6.2 for the 454, completely rebuild the 10b and do some basic maintenance cause gramps never did. I'd prolly be into the whole truck for $1100 or so. Minus the time it takes to get it goin. Sooo what would you guys do? I'm leaning towwards the the '83 cause it'd be cheaper, no payments, no smog, more power etc. The '90 would be easier to drive, more comfy, more convient, more room, and I wouldn't have to work my ass off to get it goin. So what'cha think?