Class-leading payload and towing capacity and a wide variety of configurations and special-edition models help make the aging Super Duty a viable option for those who need a hard-core pickup civilized enough for everyday use.
by buddyguy on Feb 28, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
I drive my father's 2005 f250 4x4. The truck is incredibly rugged and powerful, 4x4 kicks ass! It plows snow with ease, tows a trailer like it's not even there, and is, in my opinion, pretty fast for it's size. The ford is definitely more of a work truck, but it still takes off and sounds awesome under heavy throttle. Always fires right up as it should on those 10 degree days in NH. I can't really think of any problems we've had with it, other than some brake issues caused by sitting too much.. Overall great vehicle I love it! But just remember it ain't no Prius, she is very thirsty!
by toughtruck on Dec 29, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab Lariat Rwd SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
As of Dec 2011, I have owned this truck for over six years.
It was bought new and I haven't experienced any problems during this ownership.
The truck is used to pull a 24ft boat, large horse/cattle trailer, and utility trailer.
Excellent interior space for front and rear passengers, more than ample pulling power, smooth transmission shifting, dashboard layout is exceptional, and multiple positions for rear seat storage/hauling/seating.
As some posts mentioned gas mileage - a heavy duty truck was designed for pulling and hauling which makes gas mileage secondary.
My next truck will definitely be an F-250 Lariat.
by gauner on Nov 15, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 2dr Regular Cab XL 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
I bought this truck cause my 84 was so tough.
This one is junk.
Front end speed wobbles if you hit a bump at highway speeds dealer has tried to fix "NOT".
5 power steering pumps and one gearbox.
Yes it will lock up on you.
If you drive a lot of dirt roads the Evap sys will suck dirt in
and dispose of it in your gas tank "Yippi'
Clogging fuel filters. Why cause the inlet is by the back wheels and the dirt causes the sylinoid to stick open.
That is the check gas cap you keep seeing.
Hyper sensitive electric gas pedal
make this truck hard to drive slow.
Side window scratch just from rolling them up and down.
Don't put anything in the bed cause it will dent.
Plows great though.
Among the changes for 2005 are a new front suspension for improved handling, a standard TorqueShift five-speed automatic transmission on all models and increased towing and hauling capacities across the board. The Harley-Davidson edition package sees minor cosmetic upgrades.