2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab XLT 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
This is my second F-250 with the V-10. I owned a 5 speed(extended cab), and the new crew cab this time I got with the automatic which works as well, and has no fuel mpg difference, and I m not shifting spilling my coffee.
I've driven this truck pulling a heavy enclosed cargo trailer, and have not had any mechanical failure.
Minor problems appeared early in ownership, and covered by dealer under warranty.
If you need a Real Truck, not a Grocery Cart or Kid Transporter - the superduty is hard to beat by other manufacturers.
Large wheelwells don't clog with snow and ice, ground clearance is good. Towing is a breeze with the v-10 and the power is awesome. Unless you plan to keep the truck for several hundred thousands of miles, don't waste money on that diesle option
Rear wheels/axle tends to slip on wet or icy surfaces, I 'd promote limited slip on this big truck - to avoid inconvenience