1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Extended Cab Lariat 4dr Extended Cab LB
Ford knows how to make a pulling truck although they give up decent fuel economy in the process. My V10 gets about 11 mpg with the 4.30 gears. The truck is very reliable but it does use a quart of oil between changes. The transmission is bullet proof with regular fluid changes. Previous comments were correct, you can't go anywhere other than on pavement without 4x4 due to the weight.
Power, styling, reliability.
A lot of plastic in the cab which squeaks a lot when going down the road empty. Had to buy a louder radio to combat the noise.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Extended Cab Lariat 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
I purchased my 1999 in 2005 for about $15,000 with about 45,000 miles on it, and it had a 5th wheel hitch and normal receiver hitch already on it. Mine is the Lariat with 4WD, and full 8' bed, with the V-10 gasoline. Primary use was to ocasionaly pull a boat with the normal hitch or horse trailer with the 5th wheel. Does a very good job pulling either one! Gas mileage is poor, but with the big V-10 you should expect that. I only get about 10-11 mpg highway when not pulling, and with a heavy horse trailer loaded it drops down to the 8 mpg range on highway. It seats 5 with no issues and is comfortable. You do have to "climb up" into it - and ride is stiff when not loaded or pulling.
Very reliable - I only put about 3000 miles per year on mine, and have only had I minor issue, with the speed sensor on the rear differential going out - I replaced myself for $10.
Doing any work on the V-10 can be a challenge - I am 6'2" and sometimes have to use a stepladder. Replacing the spark plugs is very tough, and the year ones are very difficult to access.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Extended Cab XLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
This is one GREAT truck - sharp looking and tons of power. That V10 just screams - NO problems hauling a loaded stock trailer up hills doing 60. Mileage is better than expected at ~16 mpg. Interior is nicer than my living room - and cleaner! Built solid and drives solid.
V10 POWER! Hauls better than any other truck I've had - fantastic interior, power windows stay powered after ignition is off, center console/arm rest has tons of storage.
Only complaint I have is the seatbelts really do stink.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Extended Cab Lariat 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
It's been the best truck we have ever
own of all of them (dodge,chevy,ford)
we bought it to pull a 34' 5th wheel
trailer (did great). only dislike is
it's too front heavy with the diesel
to drive on the beach. so we're down
sizing to a smaller truck