Launched at the time of the 2000 facelift, the first examples of the DAF CF65.220 for sale in the UK was in 2001 at Euro 3.
Available only as a 4×2 rigid, the Model had a facelift at the introduction of Euro 4 in 2005/6. Using the 6.7 litre PACCAR GR engine, it was the lowest powered in the CF65 range at Euro 4 and 5 (EEV).
Truck buyers could also opt for the more powerful 250 or 280 versions of the same engine, all of which used SCR and AdBlue to reach Euro 4 and 5.
The CF65.220 was replaced by the more modern Euro 6 versions in 2014 using the PX-7 engine rated at 230hp (CF230) or truck buyers could downsize on the cab and opt for an DAF LF230 instead.
The most common use for these trucks in the UK’s used truck market is as a curtainsider for local distribution – if it’s not a curtainsider then chances are it’s a box or fridge truck.
CF65.220 Verdict: Perfectly adequate, well priced, solid truck if Euro 6 not required