Originally Posted by Gunwalls_Buckthorne
This is not accurate. Third gens are fine. Get a clean one, update the lift pump and drive it.
Which part is inaccurate? My 04 gas truck with 70k miles has a shitty interior and uncomfortable seats. I talk to people about their trucks, I don't bother with bro dozers, I hear a lot about scattered engines, injector after injector, I search classifieds, I've bought 15-20 diesel trucks in the last 15 years, I've seen enough strong running high mile 24 valve trucks, and scattered low mile common rail trucks that you cannot convince me that the average life span is in the same ball park. I'm sure there are examples of strong high mile 3rd gen dodges, but for everyone of those there's 20 behind a barn, in the repo yard with the head in the back seat, or just had 6k in work done to it and they are hurrying up to sell it before it breaks again.