I got off the phone with my Ford dealer just before I read this thread. I have a 99 F 150 Lariat 4x4 with 103K miles and today was the first day I had to have work done on it. The abs light was on, found out it was a $25 sensor. Best truck I've ever owned. I pull my boats, and my travel trailer with no problem. I also do tile work, and I WAY overload it with material. It has been a true work horse. Last week I decided I needed a new F 250 4x4 Lariat. The dealer had one that was gorgeous, red/silver that would match my Formula perfectly! The only reason I didn't buy it was because it is a crew cab, I want a supercab. The wheelbase on that monster was 189 or 199 inches! You can't turn it around in a Home Depot parking lot! I am going with the 5.4 gas again. No problems at all with it, and I don't think you'll ever recoup the $6K extra the diesel option will cost. I haven't found anything yet the 5.4 won't pull. I had a brand new 95 Chevy diesel dually, had nothing but trouble with it, finally ended up lemon lawing it. Paid $40K for it, beautiful truck, but a pos. I found out the hard way that you don't go thru the bank drive thru with a dually. I got stuck, and had to get out and get everyone else in line to back up so I could get out. Quite emabarassing! Hence the reason for no dually, and no diesel.