I honestly don't know why anyone would consider buying anything else. Bought w/150,000 mi. Replaced the fuel sensor about 2 yrs ago. That's it..at 160,000 mi!! Change the oil and go. Why on earth Ford stopped building this motor is exactly the reason why buyers are abandoning their trucks in droves. If you buy a 6.0L or a 6.4L, you deserve what you get. You would do well to talk to diesel mechanics first. I'm going to upgrade soon and I guess that I'll have to go to the GMC Duramax, much as I hate to. Just a great, great motor in a great truck.
As a truck goes this is a great vehicle. Never had a problem hauling or towing. I used this truck to commute with occasional towing of a camper and boat. By no means an abused or roughly treated vehicle. Before buying one be advised about the cost of owning a HD Ford. The ball joints have to be replaced every 30K at a cost of $1,000 here in New England. The brakes and rotors replaced at 35K...yup close to another grand. Tires, normal wear but they're about a thousand too. Also replaced the front locking hubs twice already...600 bucks each time. Oil changes are more costly too especially since takes 16 quarts of oil! Expect to pay about $1,000 annually for maintenance.
My F250 has the 7.3 Powerstroke. So
many people say that these trucks
aren't great for gas mileage, but
obviously you aren't buying these for
that purpose. However, spending the
extra $5,000 for the diesel will pay
for it itself. It gets far better
mileage than the V10 or Triton, lasts
longer, pulls better and will more than
pay for itself when it comes down to
resale value. Just look at the prices
on used trucks with these 3 different
I bought this truck used with 50,000 miles on it and in mint condition. I've owned a number of Ford trucks in the past including f-150s and f-250s and this one is the best of the bunch. It's an XLT with a long list of extras including the 6.8L v-10. All the interior options make for a nice enjoyable ride and that engine is fantastic. Endless acceleration and power.City driving gives about 10 mpg and highway is 15. This is driving with a lead foot.If the rpms are kept between 1500-2000 the mileage can be improved on. But, really, who buys a truck like this to drive like grandma?
7.3 litre diesel w/6-speed manual. The
high pressure oil pumped leaked and
needed to be replaced. The clutch
master cylinder failed. The pass.
window rattled when down. The tailgate
lock, locks automatically. After the
autopump sensor stops the flow of fuel
to the tank, you can slowly pump
another 6 gallons in the tank. The
front rotors needed to be replaced or
turned every 5,000 miles due to
warping. This is a chronic and known
problem with these vehicles. Worst of
all there is EXCESSIVE
driveline lash in the rear
end/transmission/transfer case. It is
VERY noticable between shifts and upon
moderate acceleration. I wouldn't buy
another Ford pickup.