I've never owned a truck but I'm trying to decide what to get. I'm strongly considering a late '80s Ford. This will be a general use truck, not a daily use vehicle (I have a company van I drive to work daily). I need something to get around in while the wife uses our only car. I frequently haul lumber, construction materials, and yard waste. I really like the look of the '80s models. Anyhow... the point of the post is, what issues should I be aware of? How concerned should I be with higher miles but a new motor? How can I verify that it truly has a newer motor? Is this generation of truck difficult to find parts for? Diesel or gas? I've heard diesel motors last longer and are better on fuel efficiency, is this true? General opinions if you've actually owned one please. F-150 or F-250? Thanks.