Hi everyone! Been lurking in the forum for a couple of weeks and finally got my crap together enough to post something. I'm not a cruiser owner yet, but I recently discovered that the insane insurance situation in Ontario actually makes it cheaper to insure an older truck than a car of the same vintage. This led me to start researching Cruisers as an alternative, because if you can't drive something new, you might as well drive something unique. Here's what I'm lookin' at as of now: 60 Series, 6 cyl diesel, 5 speed manual, it's going to be a daily driver with a fair amount of highway driving. Now for the (proabably very elementary) questions: 1. What kind of gas mileage am I looking at with this engine? I know diesels are better on fuel than gas, but by how much? 2. How serious is the rust problem on these vehicles, and how difficult is it to correct? 3. Is there a website or publication that can give a general overview of the technical aspects and terminology of 4wd vehicles? Looking through the site makes me realize that my general auto knowledge is not gonna be enough. 4. Finally, is this a realistic idea for someone on a fairly limited budget, or should I just go with some cheap sub-compact and leave the cruiser dreams until I'm makin' the big dollars? Thanks in advance for any help you guys and gals can provide (sorry for the long post).