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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 260 hp @ 4500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

  • The Ford is a fine choice, but the newer Dodge and General Motors heavy-duty trucks should also be considered.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rugged construction, multiple configurations, competent off-road capabilities, high towing and payload capacities.

  • Cons

    Noisy drivetrains, poor gas mileage, large size, stiff ride when unloaded.

  • What's New for 2003

    The 2003 model year sees a new FX4 Off-Road Package with skid plates, Rancho front and rear shocks, a steering damper and decals. The regular off-road package is no longer available, but a skid plate package can still be had on all 4WD trucks. All XLs can be had with a vinyl 40/20/40 reclining split bench that has a fold down armrest with a console and cupholders. Ford has also upgraded seat material quality, and installed a tailgate lock on this trim level. If you order a SuperCab or Crew Cab in XLT trim with the Sport Package, you can also order a reverse sensing system and a power driver seat. Late-availability additions include an optional power moonroof for Crew Cabs and optional heated telescoping trailer tow mirrors with integrated turn signals. A King Ranch version of the Crew Cab will also appear later in the year. Finally, the torque rating for the 7.3-liter turbodiesel V8 has been boosted to 525 pound feet. By mid-year, expect an even more-powerful 6.0-liter diesel to appear.

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Customer Reviews

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Transmission not so good

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

I own a '03 7.3L powerstroke, at the lake the transmission went out with only 52,000 miles on it. I took it to the dealer figuring the 100,000 mi powertrain warranty would cover it, it didn't. $ 4,000 later and the new transmission (refurbished I add) has a better warranty than the origional one. I'm dissapointed when I pull 14000K worth of equipment. I've heard wonderful things but haven't experienced the greatness of the 7.3L. Soon trade for a new twin turbo F-350 or a Dodge Cummins



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Good as they get

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

nothing short of a great truck.fuel mileage is unbelievable!these trucks are really made to work.




Awsome truck

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

If u want a truck with power and a whole lot of torque this is the truck to by. this truck could tow other trucks down the street like nothing, last winter i was blocked in my drive- way by the 3-4 feet of snow the snow plows piled up, i just put it in 4x4 high floored it and it went right through it like nothing u can feel it cral right through it. the one thing i dont really like about it is when your on the highway and u just feel like speeding the truck starts to slow down at 97 mph, i guess the trucks made for power not speed. but if u want a whole lot of power this is the truck to bye.




Dale earnhardt special

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

I have a 2003 f250 supercab longbed 4x4 offroad and the sport package. Everything on the truck is black even the interior. I love that it is all black. It rides like a cadillac and has alot of power. I love that it sits high but I feel the mirrors stick out to far are going to hit something on the side of the road. Fuel miliage could be better,but I sure dont want a bigger tank, it takes long enough to fill up now(38 gallon). Don't go to park in a small parking lot,it is hard to do with the supercab,longbed and 4x4(no turning radious). I won't trade my F250 for the world!



Full 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Review

What's New for 2003

The 2003 model year sees a new FX4 Off-Road Package with skid plates, Rancho front and rear shocks, a steering damper and decals. The regular off-road package is no longer available, but a skid plate package can still be had on all 4WD trucks. All XLs can be had with a vinyl 40/20/40 reclining split bench that has a fold down armrest with a console and cupholders. Ford has also upgraded seat material quality, and installed a tailgate lock on this trim level. If you order a SuperCab or Crew Cab in XLT trim with the Sport Package, you can also order a reverse sensing system and a power driver seat. Late-availability additions include an optional power moonroof for Crew Cabs and optional heated telescoping trailer tow mirrors with integrated turn signals. A King Ranch version of the Crew Cab will also appear later in the year. Finally, the torque rating for the 7.3-liter turbodiesel V8 has been boosted to 525 pound feet. By mid-year, expect an even more-powerful 6.0-liter diesel to appear.

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