By superdutydriver on
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4dr Crew Cab XL 2WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 5M)
Looks good, runs and tows great, turbo gives lots of boost, seats are comfy, layout is good, and lots of room in the crew cab. Nice paint job, the anti-lock brakes (4-wheel disc) work properly if loaded or full. That alone is worth getting the truck. Mileage is 16 in town, 18-19 on freeway, but using fuel conditioner from Wal-Mart can get up to 21. Complaints: no armrests and the bed is too thin so it bends easily if loading pallets or heavy items. The master clutch cylinder is plastic and prone to need changing every 40-50k. Otherwise it is a great truck. Now have 97,000 miles.
Powerful engine is fun to drive, and it holds curves like a smaller truck. Plus the 500-600 mile range between fill ups is nice, double my old '88 crew cab with the 351 engine. The 2wd version keeps tires for their life, around 30,000 per set.
Stronger steel in bed, armrests on basic version, better master clutch cylinder.