by derelict on Aug 28, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-350 XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB
Great truck that does everything I want. You don't buy a 1-ton for comfort and fuel economy - you buy it to work. This truck has been driven hard without a whimper. Perhaps the best looking OEM PU ever. As with all Ford trucks of that body style, fuel pumps and power steering pump are poorly designed. Doesn't seem to have the power a 460 should have, but it does have oversize tires and has lived a rough life of driving into trees, pulling trees, and being covered in mud.
by Mainer on Feb 18, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-350 XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB
I bought this new in '97, still own it and probably will never have to buy another truck. I know that I rated the fuel mileage high - but what do you expect from that engine, nothing but torque and power. Has performed great from the deserts to the colorado mountains and the Maine winters!
by JJBYZ4x4 on Jun 23, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-350 XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB
Absolutely love this truck. Have always loved the body style and this is the last year it was made. Bought the truck with 200,000 miles on it and only had to replace the glow plugs (common on these engines). Other than oil changes and usual wear parts like brakes and tie rod ends, I haven't had to spend a dime on it. Rides a little rought but I have a 6 inch lift on a 1 ton truck so it comes with the territory. I'll drive this one till it can't be driven any more and then probably look for another one.
by broncotom on Oct 2, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-350 XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB
This is the best truck ever built! I have 300,000 miles on it, and it will still burn the tires off the rims! Nothing else like. It was built when trucks were trucks, men were men, and the women liked us that way!