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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 Yes

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Ford not to tough

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab Lariat 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

Purchased New Had One Week Back in shop motor lost power 6.0 Diesel not good motor at all the 7.3 was better, the body feels cheap, loud road noise, should have purchased Chevy with Duramax/ Allision I went and drove one the other day thinking about trading Ford in for Chevy, but can not get good trade-in value on Ford!!!




F-250 should be better

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab Lariat 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

I hoped buying late into the series production years would help with quality but I am dissappointed. In 38,000 I have been down three times. First ignition coil would not heat up, then both batteries died, and 5,000 miles later the alternator goes bad. All would have put me on the side of the road if I were away from home. The CD player went bad too but that is relatively minor.




Great truck! 6.0 diesel

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab Lariat 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

22.6 MPG on road! 16.6 MPG mixed driving. You must get the 6.0 diesel, it's the BOSS! Hugh interior. Nice riding truck.




Fun 2 drive

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab Lariat 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

I have had one reflash (mfg recall) and an ecg valve replaced in 22500 miles. mileage is 17-20 mpg, depending on how I drive it. I have the 6.0L diesel and fx4 package. I love it, tons of power for towing, stable at 85 mph, and people get out of my way. Highly recommend it.




This truck is off the

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab Lariat 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

Have a 85 Ford F-250 XL work truck with 150,000 miles and it is still kicking. Bought a new 2003 Ford F-250 Crew Cab, Lariat, Centenial, with the 6.0 liter V8 Turbo Diesel. This truck is fabulous! Took it on the road Last week to Rhode Island and the ride was enjoyable even without a load. The sound system fills the cab with low distortion even music. The 6.0 Turbo Diesel has lots of power and gets good gas mileage, about 18 city and 23 highway. I have the FX4 package and can't wait to see what it can do off- road. I also have a automatic moonroof that fills the cabin with drenched sunlight. This is the most luxurious pick-up that I have ever seen.




Great vehicle

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab Lariat 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)

i have the v-10. i used it several times to tow a trailer for people. i pulls with no problems. no can hardly tell you have something behind you. i have not had any problems with my vehicle.



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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