By 2packs4sure on
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 2WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
Bought it new. Wanted the 7.3 diesel before the 6.0's came out. Turned out that was the right move! Got 13 to 17 mpg until about 45000 miles. Once past that mileage is 15.5+ in town and 21+ on the highway. Really a great truck! The only repairs have been, center link got sloppy, replaced it, Cam position sensor $30.00 part and 10 minutes to change, and cd changer went bad after 5 years and hard use. Got a replacement cd module that bolts into the radio in 5 minutes. So easy it suprised me. No mechanical problems whatsoever, never dripped a drop of anything. I think i'll keep it!
Power of the 7.3 diesel, drives itself on the highway. Thankful for good fuel mileage at $3.33 per gal. of Diesel as of 02 09 08 . Classic simple Ford truck styling. It's like the 72' or 79' Ford trucks in that it will look good 20-30 years from now.
The A/C could be stronger. It actually is an excellent unit, just not arctic air!