Dealer cost on the DPF for a Ford diesel is $4500.
Thank you, EPA for killing the diesel in the US.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Cab Pickup
4x2, 6 speed manual
Regeared to 3.08:1
4 inch suspension slam
Aero mods: "Fastback" fairing and rugged air dam and side skirts
Stock MPG: 19
Summer MPG: 27.0
Winter MPG: 24
Yeah i agree over the life time of the vehicle it is worth it to spend that extra money but if you are just going to have it for a little bit say a lease then it is up to you whether it is worth it or not. But if you want your car to last a long time i would definately recommend a diesel. So worth the extra money
I like leases.
I mean, I like that other people lease. I bought my '05 TDI when the prior 'user', who had been depreciating it as a business expense went over miles and couldn't take any more business deduction, so he turned it in, took the early cancellation penalty (just another business deduction), and leased an '08. The leasing company got their hi-mile money, early termination money and had no use for the car. I bought it cheap, really cheap.
i couldn't find the rest of the story, but a radio program locally claimed the car was in great operating condition but no longer safe to drive(frame falling apart). also, it was the original drivetrain(no rebuilds) run on amsoil since break-in.