Originally Posted by trigud
We are considering buying a 2004 Monaco Diplomat but my wife is afraid it's too old. It's only got 23,000 miles, looks great and has been very well taken care of. I know that Monaco has a great reputation for quality but is 2004 too old for a diesel-pusher?
Well ... certain things will probably "need" replacing and certain things you will probably "want" to replace.
For instance, as mentioned, the TV and associated electronics are old technology. Faucets are probably "iffy". Lighting fixtures and drawer pulls may not be to your liking. Engine/tranny should be just fine (and likely to last many more years).
In my case (a 1997 Endeavor) there were plenty of things that fell into the "need" category ... but that's quite a few more years than your 2004. I think a 2004 is right around the sweet spot ... old enough to be reasonable in price but not so old it requires a lot of work.