My Super Duty reached it's 10th B day in May. Its easy to rate a vehicle when its a year or two old with a few miles on it. My truck just passed 270k and it still looks better than any other 3 or 4 year old truck. It has pulled loads to 30k over trips of 6000 miles in mountains. Mileage never less than 16 - 20 empty and never added a qt of oil between changes of 5000 miles. This with the truck living mostly in Minnesota's salt and snow. This truck has never let me down even in the 9 winters with sub zero temps. To date the only items replaced were the normal consumables like brakes, wheel bearings, etc. Teh engine still runs like new teh tranny is solid and the body shows no rust.
7.3 Diesel. Too bad Ford didn't stick with this engine. This is proof how the EPA standards can sometimes cause more harm than good. Interior comfort. 16 hr. days are a snap. Ease of maintenance. Tansmission is positive but yet comfortable when shifting. Solid body. Still no rattles.
Ford should go back and produce this truck again as it was then. It is absolutely as good as it can get.