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Why No Diesel F-350's ?
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By Done Flying
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)


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We found our King Ranch SB 2WD in Mississippi because this model was so scarce. We drove it sparingly the first two years in the city and always were able to get close to 20 mpg. We now tow a 37' Montana 5th wheel around the West and experience 12.5 mpg through hill and valleys. I have never had a mechanical issue, the original Continental tires are still going fine (42,000), and the leather interior is comfortable and classy. We have no regrets over our choice of truck. It still looks great going to dinner or pulling a hill with the Montana behind. I hope to keep going as long as our F-350 Turbo Diesel does!


Favorite Features

Real muscle beneath the beauty!


Suggested Improvements

Make the front seat heater button harder to accidentally set off. Hot buttons in AZ aren't fun!


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Great Heavy Duty Truck
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By Kevin in Texas
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.8L 10cyl 6M)


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I tend to buy a new truck every couple years, and this by far is a great ride. This was my first diesel, and it has lived up to the reputation as a solid engine. Truck get's 18-20 mpg on highway with assistance of exhaust upgrade, cold ear intake, and programmer. These cheap upgrades give the truck some serious performance, and outran a friends 1/2 ton Denali w/400hp. I pull a 34' bumper pull camper, and can cruise 75-80mph on highway and still have room to accelerate. Truck overall handles well. My only complaint is the King Ranch leather. You have to be vigilant about applying the conditioner especially in the Texas heat. The leather is tougher, so it is not as cushy as a lariat.


Favorite Features

Power, exterior design, interior design


Suggested Improvements

Powerstroke is a noisy engine, but the 6.0L is a solid. Make seats with more cushion since most people are in these trucks for long hauls.


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Love my truck
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By Fordman70
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)


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This is a great truck and I love it! Only one issue and that was taken care of under warranty. The usual EGR cooler issue. I love the ride of this truck and the power and torque are amazing. Looking forward to my purchase of a toy hauler cuz I know this truck is gonna enjoy the load.


Favorite Features

Shift on the fly 4 wheel drive, multi disk CD player, comfortable seats


Suggested Improvements

EGR cooler should be built more sturdy like the ones the aftermarket offers.


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Love my Superduty
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By Hank
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab XLT 4dr Crew Cab LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)


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Except for the EGR valve sticking open which damaged the EGR Cooler, I have had zero issues with this truck. That was covered by Ford under warranty so no money out of my pocket. I love this truck and all its power. I installed an Edge Platinum with Attitude, 4" turbo back exhaust from Summit Racing and an AirAid filter and the fuel economy and power levels are great. I get between 18-20 mpg on the highway and average 13 around town. The truck only has 31,000 miles on it and I expect the fuel mileage to go up even more once the Powerstroke is well broken in. Can't wait to purchase my 5th wheel toy hauler to pull around with this truck. What a great ride compared to the F-150.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats, power and 8' bed.


Suggested Improvements

Brighter headlights would nice.


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So Sad to Luv Ford
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By C Montana
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)


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As of 4.28.09 I have 93k mi on a F350, 4x4, Crew Cab, Long Bed purchased in September 06. I've had four Ford Pickups before this one; which is my biggest disappointment. 50% of my trips include hauling or towing. I only get 13.2 mpg empty and 9.6 mpg hauling (down to 6 mpg when hauling heavy loads). Beware of constant mechanical problems. Three sets of front axle seals, three of the blue rubber boots between the turbo and intercooler, both front wheel bearings (at $850 a pop), a front hub assembly, rear pinion seal, turbo problems and more EGR Valves than I can count. Ford covered some of the repairs but I've spent over $8,000 on Repairs & Maintenance in 2 1/2 years (incl: oil & tires)


Favorite Features

Looks, Comfortable seats/interior, Good Stereo, Tow Haul mode, upfitter switches, 20" Goodyear Wrangler tires are only $146 each from the Ford dealer.


Suggested Improvements

Quiet the racket from the engine and give me a truck I can go to work in every day instead of the repair shop. I'll put up the poor fuel economy and lack of power (compared to my buddys with a Duramax or Cummins) And how about weather stripping at the bottom of the door that keeps the mud out?


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Great Heavy Duty Truck
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By Mark
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)


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All in all a great heavy duty diesel truck that can easily perform just about whatever task you ask of it. She is powerful, comfortable, turns heads and is reliable as a stone.


Favorite Features

Power, seat comfort, interior space, trailer controller.


Suggested Improvements

Headlights could be brighter. Needs more power ports and cup holders. Need filter on A/C. The stock continental tires are useless on slick pavement or mud. They are E rated.


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Wish I had my 99 back
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By Sorry
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)


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I replaced a 1999 F250 diesel with this. The 18 inch wheels make the truck too tall and are expensive to replace. The CD player died in the first year. The truck is now in the shop and has been for the past week and a half with unknown engine problems. They just keep replacing parts and hoping for the best. Fortunately is happened just as the warranty was about to expire. This is a WORK truck, regularly towing 18,000# and the lack of reliability has me starting to shop for a different brand. I traded the 99 I had when it had 240,000 miles and had virtually no problems. Fuel economy is also poor.


Favorite Features

Tow/Haul mode is a real good feature, helping with stops and downhill runs when towing heavy loads.


Suggested Improvements

Option of smaller wheels and a MUCH more reliable engine.


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SB SRW, V-10
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By Lee K
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab SB DRW (6.8L 10cyl 6M)


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Test drove it and it was s-o-o nice I couldn't believe it was 1-ton. Has all the options, (that I didn't really need, but sure turns it into a luxury vehicle). Towed a 7-8000# trailer 2000 miles and averaged 12.2 mpg. Power was good. May add a hi flow air cleaner to get a little more. REALLY a nice truck.


Favorite Features

More of a luxury vehicle then a truck. With a 11000# GVW it will haul/tow a lot, in comfort. Fit/finish are first rate. The 20" forged wheels are about the nicest factory wheels I've seen.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders and a 12V plug on the back of the center console. A GPS in the dash would be neat.


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Great truck
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By bigtexn
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.8L 10cyl 6M)


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Replaced a 99 F-350 4x4 crew cab with v-10 with a 2006 F-350 4x4 crew cab with the 6.0 diesel, So far, it's getting about 15 mpg, and the old v-10 got 10 mpg. Lots more bells and whistles on the new one, I really like it.


Favorite Features

Climate control, heated seats, back up alarm, information center.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger convex mirrors.


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Best truck built tough
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By John
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)


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Although my 2003 was great, the 2006 is even better! Being a King Ranch, the interior couldn't be better and this one has the moonroof as well. The overall build quality is better and the improved steering and brake system are impressive. The 6.0 liter Navistar diesel is even quieter with out the heavy hood insulation from '03 and the power can't be beat with the 5 speed torqueshift. This one turns less RPM at the same speeds with the only difference being 18" tires which should afford even better mileage than before. I averaged 19 with my old one which for the weight, mass, and power is fine with me. The improved message center is as accurate as it is detailed. The GVRW is 11720 and nimble.


Favorite Features

Interior, integrated brake system, upfitter switches, tighter turning, and driver's glove box are great features. No other truck comes close in fit and finish much less the incredible drive train. I wasted my time checking what they call competitive models. Its amazing mileage with so much power!


Suggested Improvements

The moonroof moves the map lights to the front but no map lights in the rear of this comfortable big cab. Better mileage would be great as long as torque and power aren't compromised. I can't think of any more to ask for!


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