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 Karianne on Sep 6, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
I had a 2005 F-250 4x4 diesel that was towed out of my garage 7 weeks after buying it for electrical issues. By the beginning of 2009 it had been towed a total of about 7 times to the dealer for not starting, once was right after Ford put THEIR own batteries in it, thinking that would "fix" the issue since they believe it was the Walmart batteries that were killing the engine (even though it didn't come off the lot with Walmart batteries).
by ROBERT on Jun 28, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
This is by far the worst vehicle I have ever owned. It has been in the shop multiple times for suspension and mechanical problems. In 26,000 miles I have done had the steering gear box, replaced shocks, center drag link, steering stabilizer, all to no avail. The truck still has many problems that 3 Ford dealerships can't fix. At speeds of 60-70 mph if I hit a bump in the road the front end shakes so violently I have almost lost control on many occasions. It is a dangerous truck. It's stiff, it's rough. I personally hate it. This is definitely my last Ford purchase
by jim on Jan 13, 2006 Vehicle: 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
I love the exterior, looks great. Interior was nice, but for a taller guy in the back the extended cab doesn't have all that much room. Hauling capacity is great. In the cold of north east Ohio it had a problem starting, once it started it was ok. This started at approximately 2000 miles. I took it for service and it was hooked to the diagnostic computer. Upon return I was told that until the on board computer trips the service engine light there is nothing we can do for you. When it doesn't start at all, or the light comes on, bring it back. Handling was ok. Lots of engine noise. Six speed manual transmission was nice, but clutch plate made noise sometimes upon engagement.
by JOHN on Dec 12, 2004 Vehicle: 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
This is my first big full size truck
and I am truly enjoying the full power
of the 6.0 diesel engine. It is smooth
on the acceleration even when towing a
24 foot 5th wheel. Only have owned this
vehicle for about two months but I
already love the way it handles and the
better than average fuel mileage for a
large engine full size truck.
con> The drivers seat could be more
confortable, maybe it will get better
with more wear. There is a clunk
(sounds like the drive shaft) everytime
I take of and make a left turn ... read
that is normal for the F250HD
Overall, I am very happy with this
vehicle. It gives a quite ride, fairly
good MPH, handles very will, my
steering seems tight & true.
by Peter M.DuFresne on Dec 12, 2004 Vehicle: 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
Iown the best truck for off road
driving.I live on a dirt road and I'm
about a mile in.My Ford has the plow
package,I purchased a BOSS Plow with
the help of fords $1,000 rebate and it
plows my 11 hundred ft. driveway with
ease.I live in NH,in the mountains on
10 acres so I cut and burn my own wood,
and my F250 FX4 is a great help in that
honey do list, [with the price of home
heating oil]My Ford F250 FX4 is a big
part of our family cause my wife loves
the truck too,plenty of room for
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.