OK Caminoguy, I just re-read your initial post. You're gonna need tires & shocks, an alignment and all fluids changed. That would be expected of ANY 2003 truck bought used, so rule that out as "bad." The truck in question ONLY has 189,000 miles on it so you can realistically expect to double that with that truck, provided the body holds up to your winters. The key was NO SMOKE for me.