By Derrick Soo on
Vehicle2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 4dr SuperCab SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
ReviewI purchased this truck thinking that I was getting a much improved version of my two past diesels, but got a surprise instead. Had a '99 & '03 SD diesels and got 19 & 23 hwy, 16 & 21 city, 17 & 21 towing a 10k# trailered boat. The new F-350 got only 14 hwy and 12 city avg. The worst I got was 8mpg on three different occasions city going up/down hills. Powerwise, it's equal to the '03 and way better than the 7.3 '99 model but the '99 doesn't sound so busy under the hood. The quieter diesel is appreciated by the neighbors around me! The ride is a lot more harsh than the other two trucks and aftermarket tire/wheel combos are limited and pricey due to the 18" minimum requirement. Overall a good truck.
Best FeaturesLove the outfitter switches and factory braking system. Stereo system is good for factory.
Worst FeaturesInclude a security system with "fobs" as standard feature since these trucks are being stolen in higher numbers. Very easy to "hot wire" and drive off without much trouble. Ended up installing an aftermarket alarm to keep bad guys out.
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