2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 2dr Regular Cab XL 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
Replaced a '90 F150 which I also purchased new and was a mechanical nightmare. Swore I was never going to but another Ford truck ... oh well! My new F250 is a bare bones model that I sought long and hard for. It is a pig on gas (11.5 mpg local) but so was the previous 5.8 that had nowhere near the power. No problems so far. Rear tires spin easily and sometimes need 4x4 to start out. Probably due to no load condition & 60 psi in the tires.
The ride reminds me of the days when I used to sell Kenworths & Peterbilts. I love the firm feel of the road and it steers great. I cannot say enough good things about it. Power application is smooth & swift and I like the looks better than gm or dodge. Hope I get 15 better years out of this one.
Needs a few more nooks and crannies inside to place little items that you don't want to get lost. Wish Ford built more with vinyl seats as I had to get one custom made because I don't want any cloth in a vehicle that does work mostly in the boat business.