Hi all, I'm in iraq right now till 2010 and I'm saving up for at least an 07.5 and highly considering the 2500 duramax to replace my old 94 dakota (5.2l w/ 11mpg), which i have had for years. Thing is though I really don't need all that power from a diesel but I cant stop drooling over it. From what I am hearing the mpg is often times better than even the 5.3L. Ive been trying to find people to convince me not to get a diesel but all I hear is that diesel is more expensive (obviously but not that much, ive paid 4.75 before i think i can handle 2.00), and they are noisy which is nothing untill you drive in a HMMWV all day. Anyways what do you gents recomend 1500 or 2500 duramax?