I own a 2000 F250 V10 Crew Cab. I bought the truck back in 2005 with 31,000 on it. I bought the truck to pull trailers. The smallest trailer I pull with it weighs about 5,000lb. the largest is 22,000lb. fully loaded. It does awesome. I get about 10 mpg. pulling the largest trailer at 65mph. That's pretty dang good. The truck has almost 130,000 on it now with only a couple small maintenace things. I've had to put shocks, brakes, surpentine belt, and tires on it. I constantly get compliments from people saying how nice looking the truck is. The truck does awesome off road too. We consistantly get 12-20 inch snows around here in the winter time and the truck gets around awesome. Way to go Ford!
If you are going to be in areas requireing a working truck with a dependeable 4 wheel drive system - THIS IS NOT THE VEHICLE FOR YOU. FURTHER MORE, WITH INEPT SERVICE DEPARTMENTS I DOUBT FORD IS THE VEHICLE FOR YOU AT ALL... I live in Colorado where your vehicle can mean life or death - my truck left me stranded three times. The last time nearly cost me my life - that is no exaggeration!
I traded a 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD for the 2000 F250 Super Duty. The Power Stroke Motor gives me 20% better fuel economy than the Chevy. I feel that the Power Stroke has more get up and go then the Chevy 6.0L motor. In my opinion Ford makes a better Super Duty truck. It looks good and feels more rugged all over.
I've owned this vehicle now for over 10yrs. Bought it with 150K miles and have 265K now. I've only had to replace starter, glow plug solenoid & batteries. Plus regular wear items such as brakes, tires & shocks. It's been a very reliable, dependable truck!! Definitely have the 7.3 Powerstroke engine though.
I have the crew cab with the V10 and the 5 speed manual transmission. I have had numerous problems with my vehicle. The problems include turning signal switch failure 2 times. Noises throughout the cab that are still occuring (popping noises from door pillar areas). CD failure (skipping tracks)right after delivery. Noise from transfer case (unresolved). Poor A/C output (not cold enough), heater works great. Rear brakes squeak (unresolved).