Don't let the paranoid anti diesel crowd scare you. While a diesel may be $6K more you will more then re-coupe that when you sell. And it will hold it's value much longer then a gas truck so keep that in mind. No one wants a gas vehicle with much over 100k on it. People won't bat an eye at a diesel with that mileage on it. Also, maintenance is pretty much a wash when you add up all the cost of ownership. .