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1997 Ford F-350 Crew Cab

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If you could only own one truck
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By Mainer
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1997 Ford F-350 Crew Cab XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB


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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!


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What a Beast
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By Dalton
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1997 Ford F-350 Crew Cab XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB


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This is by far the best truck ever made. This could only be made by ford. The 7.3 diesel engine will last forever and the body style is beautiful


Favorite Features

7.3 diesel


Suggested Improvements

make sure the transmission can hold up as long as the engine


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Great truck
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By JJBYZ4x4
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1997 Ford F-350 Crew Cab XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB


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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.


Favorite Features

The look, the power, overall build quality.


Suggested Improvements

Paint is fading a bit but it's black so it's hard to keep it looking new anyways


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Best Ever
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By broncotom
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1997 Ford F-350 Crew Cab XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB


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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!


Favorite Features

Everything


Suggested Improvements

Bring back the 7.3


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Last of a breed
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By Brian Dunbar
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1997 Ford F-350 Crew Cab XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB


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Purchased used in July of 2003, this pick-up has been very reliable for me. Ride is typical for a truck with a live front axle and one ton suspension. The 460 V-8 averages 8 mpg in the city, 12 on the highway. Twin fuel tanks allow a 500 mile range, but a fill-up from empty can drain your bank account faster than a weekend in Vegas. Everything is still working on this beast and no rust has developed despite living in a region of the country where the roads are heavily salted in the winter. The low range in 4WD is extremely low and has taken me to places where I would never have taken a 1/2 ton 4WD pickup. Overall I have been very happy with this truck!


Favorite Features

6 passenger seating, high ground clearance, 8 foot bed is handy for big stuff.


Suggested Improvements

Fuel economy is understandably poor. Perhaps making this a hybrid vehicle would be helpful (just kidding). Seriously, locking front and rear differentials would have been a good idea and PTO on the transmission would have been handy.


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