I am weak in the knees. I feel faint. Sweat is dripping down my face. My loins are feeling goofy. Those clean lines, uncluttered by years of careful ownership, the oh-so OEM stock of it all. I can’t control myself I NEED this truck... that is until I saw the price... Now I’m angry.

For a serious price, I (?!!!) could be the hero on the white stallion goat.
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I saw this ad and didn’t look at the price. The truck is perfect. Early common-rail Cummins. True four doors. None of that pocket door non-sense. None of that EPA non-sense either. It is one color, not a stupid two-tone common in era. This is as modern as any old tractor got when combined in pickup form.

It has clearance lights! These are a requirement for any diesel fan, not only because they can be useful, but because it makes it look like a big rig. Anything that factory that makes a truck look like a big rig is cool, because I am 9 years old going on mid-30 somethings.

It doesn’t even have aftermarket exhaust?!
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The rear is just as good. Look at that boo-tay! Everything is white. Not a spot of chrome. Normally I like chrome but this truck has that fleet-subtle look to it. I’m not complaining, I like the gobs of paint dripping off this one, it isn’t easy to find.

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The best part.
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Just look at this: CLEAN carpet. Even behind the load floor! You’re telling me I could buy a used truck over ten years old, and not have to remove the seats to get all the french fries, tums ant-acids, hotel ball point pens, and Chiclets from the crevasses of doom?! God I am tired of removing seats to vacuum out decade(s) of gross. I could get used to trucks like this. If only I was hood rich...

Basic. Like GOD intended.
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White gauges. Manditory on anything from 2001-2006. Period. Remember all the cars you had and tried to install them to look cool? These are factory. That’s right! 2002-type-of-cool is back!

How much does all this early common-rail Cummins going to cost you? 20k? 25k? 30k? ERRRRRRRRRR...

$33,995 with 54k miles. Ouch...

Is it bad that I am beginning to feel like it might be a good deal after all? Am I going crazy too? Help me... I think I’m getting the sickness. 

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