I've been looking for a Powerstroke or Cummins for a while now. Since I'm still pretty poor I'm looking at older stuff (95-98) with well over 100,000. Today I came accross a 1996 Dodge 3500 dually 4x4 5spd with 258,000 miles on it. They were asking $12,500 but then the fifth gear went out. It has some other issues: no power to radio, exhaust brake installed -- but doesn't work, missing rear seat and several plastic trim pieces, needs 2 tires. I drove it around and it drives nicer than a lot of the newer ones I've looked at. I think I could get it for close to $6,000. Is it worth a shot? I think I can do all of the work it needs for ~$1,000 + my time which I have plenty of. What kind of offer would you make, it has been on the lot for 6 mo+ and the owner just wants to get rid of it? I am also looking at a 1996 f-350 crew cab that is in very good shape with 240,000 asking $8,500 so the Dodge would have to be pretty cheap to be worthwhile.