by 2MileHi on Oct 30, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Really like this truck. Pulled 10k pounds of hay easily and now pull a toy hauler/front deck, so 1400# on the tongue. Put on a Reese Class V Titan hitch and air bags. No sweat. Mileage could be better, and my '86 F250 6.9, while a smoker, is much quieter and it has the dimmer switch on the floor where they belong. Wish Ford still made the 7.3. Not perfect but sure beats a Chev or Fiat Ram imho!
by garnet on Jul 24, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty
My truck has the 7.3 diesel that
averages 16 mpg. I drive it rather hard
and have had no porblems with it. The
auto trans shifts a bit hard, though
acceptably. Build quality is good, not
up to Lexus/Acura/Infinity standards
though. Without Cummins, Dodge wouldn't
sell a single HD truck. Cummins is an
awesome engine, but resides in a piece
of junk "truck". I don't even need to
speak about Chevy, all their trucks do
is look good in ads and showrooms. Ford
is the best HD truck around, just look
at tow trucks, construction sites and
ambulances...all Ford 1 ton vehicles!
The 2003 model year sees a new FX4 Off-Road Package with skid plates, Rancho front and rear shocks, a steering damper and decals. The regular off-road package is no longer available, but a skid plate package can still be had on all 4WD trucks. All XLs can be had with a vinyl 40/20/40 reclining split bench that has a fold-down armrest with a console and cupholders. Ford has also upgraded seat material quality and installed a tailgate lock on this trim level. If you order a SuperCab or Crew Cab in XLT trim with the Sport Package, you can also order a reverse sensing system and a power driver seat. Late-availability additions include an optional power moonroof for Crew Cabs and optional heated telescoping trailer tow mirrors with integrated turn signals. A King Ranch version of the Crew Cab will also appear later in the year. Finally, the torque rating for the 7.3-liter turbodiesel V8 has been boosted to 525 pound-feet. By mid-year, expect an even more powerful 6.0-liter diesel to appear.