I'd steer clear of a semi new diesel today.
I currently own and drive a:
1997 F350, 7.3 PSD XLT, auto, 4:11, 4x4 268k miles
Awesome truck with all of the attributes that made diesel trucks worth buying.
Great fuel economy
I also have a:
2007 Dodge Ram 3500, 6.7 emissions engine, 6speed manual 3:73 4x4 33k miles
Everything about this truck makes me regret buying it
Horrible fuel economy
Longevity is yet to be seen
Reliability: the emissions system puts a wicked damper on the engines ability to be reliable. My turbo has clogged causing the truck to be in the shop for $800 repair bills. Cant idle the truck for fear of clogging the DPF. What am I to do when it's cold outside?
Clutch slips even with the truck empty!
Leaks water inside too. I know this has nothing to do with the diesel emissions but figured I'd mention it cause it pisses me off.
I have also noticed that dodge is now offering a gas motor in the HD trucks. I think it's due to the $60,000 price tags that come with them. Take the eight thousand dollar Diesel engine option away to make it more affordable. You can buy a lot of gas for eight large
And to answer when?
January 1, 2007 was the date mandated by the EPA to carry a DPF. The manufactures know its shitty technology, that's why newer ones have urea now.
good idea...burn more fuel to lower emissions WTF?