I am 15, turning 16 soon, and ride a lot. I drive to school every day and to work. I had to 1987 toyota totally base model and loved it, but, a front main seal leak ended that. I've saved and gotten a new (to me) 1999 Dodge ram 1500 reg. cab long box. I love it, but the horror stories in this thread: http://www.thumpertalk.com/index.php?/topic/1014857-Pickup-trucks , has got me a little worried, are all these horror stories on newer rams or should I start saving money for repairs now?