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Good 97 F250
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By Happy
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1997 Ford F-250 2dr Regular Cab LB


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Bought at 62k, now at 97k. Strongest pickup I have ever owned. Trailer pulling dream. Only has the 4.6 and still pulls like a mule. 100% dependable. Moving into a Super Duty, but sure going to miss this truck.


Best Features

Tight drive train. Step on it and you go, trailer in tow or not.


Worst Features

Has 7 stud wheels. Should be 8.


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Solid Truck
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By Dan
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 2dr Regular Cab LB


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No major problems (yet). Mine has the small v8 with tow package so it is slow going up hills with a trailer. At 100k miles transmission is starting to have rough shifts when cold. Haven't done much towing or city driving and it has a cooler as part of the tow package. Original Goodyear tires lasted 92k miles! Still on original disk brake pads at 108k miles. Best truck I have owned.


Best Features

Lariat interior and controls are excellent. At the time they were better than many upscale cars. Fit and finish, reliability very good.


Worst Features

Power and fuel economy need improvement. Ride is harsh, even for a truck.


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dependable truck
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By Freddy
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1997 Ford F-250 2dr Regular Cab LB


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I've enjoyed this truck. It's a work truck. I've had 4 brake jobs - too often in my opinion. Other than that it's been flawless and always ready to go. Very comfortable, even on 8 hour drives.


Best Features

The load-leveling suspension. I can load it to the max and it doesn't drop in the rear.


Worst Features

Improve the brake life.


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ford f-250 power stroke diesel
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By PENA
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1997 Ford F-250 HD XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB


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I've had only one problem with this truck, the computer went out about 2 mo. after I had bought it. it was replaced under warrenty.


Best Features

power stroke diesel.


Worst Features

power chip


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F250 4X4 SC HD LB DIESEL
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By phasers
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1997 Ford F-250 HD XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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Great truck. I've had a lot of trucks in my business, many Fords. My experience has always been a big truck with a little engine and lots of gears. Poor power to weight and constant shifting. The Navistar DIT diesel is definetly the way to go with a truck. When the turbo spools up, there's no catching it. It'll pull a house off the foundation and gets good mileage (for a truck) as well. There are plenty of chatrooms for Q & A on this setup if you have a problem, and the guys will give you lots of responses to keep it going.


Best Features

The Diesel. This is the best engine in a truck. There are so many 'tricks' that can be done to this engine, the power is unbelievable.


Worst Features

Better side mirrors. Some kind of West Coast mirror like on the newer trucks. A better way to open the sliding rear window. In an extended cab you really can't reach back and open the window while moving.


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