Well that truck sounds like a clean machine!! Kinda steep on the price but mileage is king right know in the used maket.
No mater what diesel you choose Ford, Dodge, Chevy they all have issues!! Any diesel likes to be worked!!
If your not going to be towing something over 5000lbs then look at a crew cab Tundra. Diesels are exspensive plain and simple!!! Fuel is more! maintenace is more!! and if you have problems ... well price out a set of injectors and labor!!!
The Tundra will cost more initially but less head ach and exspense in the long run!!
I sold my 2005 Tundra Double cab 4wd and bought a 2006 Lariat CC 4wd. I always wanted a diesel and so when it was time for timing belt, transmission service and tires on the Tundra I made the decision to sell it.
I have nothing big to tow, but anticipate towing my Jeep and a travel trailer someday.
I've been fortunate enough to only have had the FICM begin to fail, which I recognized with my ScanGauge II and took care of very reasonably cost wise. I have 140k miles on the truck, clean OASIS, one owner (before me), no tuners or other modifications, etc. Basically it's stock.
That said, I likely would go a different route if I could do it over. As was pointed out in the above post, the POTENTIAL costs and POTENTIAL problems can be pretty big. The possibility of these costs and problems is what bothers me. They can be fixed but they are not cheap and there's no guarantee that they'll go away the first time around.
I'm just monitoring my truck and keeping my fingers crossed. Coolant filter, timely oil changes with Rotella T6, Ford Cetane with each tank of fuel, and my ScanGaugeII are my preventative measures. I should say that I like my F250 more than my Tundra and it is certainly much, much more stout truck.
The difference being that for the 90k miles that I owned the Tundra I never had a problem that I can recall. I drove it everywhere, off road, road trips, camping, light towing, etc. Never a single issue or "threat" of an issue. There is a freedom in that which you might say is priceless.