We purchased our '95 F250 a year or two ago and have been impressed with its performance, even under heavy stress. We normally tow a 16' trailer, and sometimes haul heavy loads like bricks or other building materials. The 460 engine always starts well and has lots of power and torque for being a fairly primitive engine design. Fuel economy is usually anywhere from 9 mpg city/12 mpg highway, depending on the load and wind conditions, so the fuel bill leaves somewhat to be desired! The only trouble it has given us is some rear brake problems, cheap interior plastic parts, and some issues with the clutch linkage. Otherwise, it's been a solid, reliable work truck.
I brought this truck 2 years old with 30,000 miles on it. Since then I've put 170,000 miles on it without changing anything other than the battery. I haven't even been real good about the maintenance. Tranny fluid changed twice and the oil (only synthetic) every 5-8,000 miles, but I did have dual oil filters on it til the hose burst.
I bought my truck w/113k miles and now
it has 165K. I have only put in a new
water pump, powersteering pump (which
was my fault for burning it up) and a
battery, and lots and lots of fuel.
this baby is thirsty.
What a work horse. The truck will pull
a house. Very poor turning radius but
this is not a race car either. I love
the truck. A truck is there to work
not drive like a caddy. I recomend it
to everyone that needs a good work