yeah, that kinda mileage means a lot of stuff on the truck is going to be ready for replacement...
I've had to replace pretty much my whole front end in my truck
steering assembly (tie rod, ends, and drag link), track bar, steering box, hub assemblies, passenger front u-joint, calipers and rotors...hydroboost lines, and now it needs a heater core. seems never ending once miles get up there...
sure the motor has been great, but the dodge around it seems to be falling apart
other than that junk IFS, chevy front ends aren't as bad as dodges, nor is the motor as heavy which seems to help the issue along faster... so as long as there are no common issues with dmaxes the motor should last another 200k+ easy. just how many issues with the truck are you willing to deal with before you give up?
high mileage rigs just LOVE to nickle and dime you to death!
my truck is like a damn woman...can't go a month without wanting something shiny and new
I'm not bias on chevy vs ford vs dodge...
I think the cummins is the best motor, but I don't think dodge is the best truck... hell I daily drive an 87 chevy S10 2.5L 4-spd. thing runs like a top! bought it for 1k and all I have had to do to it in the past 3 years is change the oil and put gas in it. just keeps going and going at 205K miles
so if you do get it, might want to get a cheap backup vehicle as well...finding a high mileage rig that is 100% problem free is like finding a grain of salt in the sand. good luck!