Used 1997 Ford F-250 Regular Cab

1997 Ford F-250
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1997 Ford F-250

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vehicle overview

For nearly two decades, the Ford F-Series has been the best selling pickup truck in the United States. For more than half that period of time, it's been the best selling vehicle, period. Understandably, Ford execs were a bit hesitant to completely overhaul their Golden Child. After all, the F-Series, which hadn't seen substantial engineering improvements since 1980, seemed to be selling just fine as it was. Reality was, though, that deadlines for some stringent truck standards were approaching fast, and the F-Series was getting long in the tooth. The redesign was approved.

Five million development miles later, Ford introduced a radically new F-150 in January 1996. The bold look, passenger car accouterments, overhead cam engines, and short and long arm front suspension of the new pickup are either embraced or shunned by die-hard Ford truckers used to the traditional styling, bare bones interior, rugged pushrod motors and Twin-I-Beam suspension of the 1996 model. For 1997, the F-250 joins its little brother in the new styling

So what about this new truck? Overall length is up for all models, and SuperCabs provide substantial improvements in rear passenger leg and hip room. SuperCab models feature a third door as standard equipment, as more and more full-size pickups are purchased for personal use. Styleside and Flareside cargo boxes will be available for both cab styles. Dual airbags are standard, and the passenger side restraint can be switched off in the event that a rear-facing child safety seat has been installed. The new F-Series meets 1999 side-impact standards for trucks, and a four-wheel anti-lock braking system is optional across the board. New options include leather seats, a six-disc CD changer, and an anti-theft system.

Two engines will initially be available, followed by a third in the fall of 1996. A 4.6-liter V-8 is the standard engine, and it makes 220 horsepower at 4500 rpm and 290 foot-pounds of torque at 3250 rpm. That's more than GM, Dodge or Toyota. The second engine is a 5.4-liter V-8 which makes 235 horsepower and 330 foot-pounds of torque. The third engine is a 7.3-liter turbo-diesel unit for which we don't yet have information. Tune up intervals occur every 100,000 miles thanks to platinum-tipped spark plugs.

Sounds good to us. After driving several F-Series trucks this year, it appears that Ford has taken a path designed to bring more personal use buyers into the Ford fold without alienating truck buyers who work their pickups hard. Styling, always a subjective point, might turn potential buyers off with its free-flowing forms and smooth contours. We, however, like its clean lines and lack of clutter; particularly around the grille. If you are in the market for a full-size pickup, you need to see why the F-Series has been the best selling truck on the market for the last decade.

1997 Highlights

Ford's F-250 joins the F-150 this year in a dramatic redesign. The new model has swoopy styling, a greatly improved interior, a much more rigid chassis, and carlike handling.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1997 Ford F-250.

good truck
pwinky2,03/06/2009
This has been the best pickup truck that I have ever owned. It has done the work of ten trucks.
This is one tough truck.
Justin ,10/30/2002
This truck is a 3/4 ton ford f-250 light duty. It has a peppy engine good it's size. This same engine (5.4l) is not any good for the full size f-250. This truck has no prblem doing most any job u dish out.
dependable truck
Freddy,07/02/2003
I've enjoyed this truck. It's a work truck. I've had 4 brake jobs - too often in my opinion. Other than that it's been flawless and always ready to go. Very comfortable, even on 8 hour drives.
Solid Truck
Dan,08/30/2006
No major problems (yet). Mine has the small v8 with tow package so it is slow going up hills with a trailer. At 100k miles transmission is starting to have rough shifts when cold. Haven't done much towing or city driving and it has a cooler as part of the tow package. Original Goodyear tires lasted 92k miles! Still on original disk brake pads at 108k miles. Best truck I have owned.
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Features & Specs

MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 3600 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 3600 rpm
MPG
12 city / 17 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
220 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 3600 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0

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Used 1997 Ford F-250 Regular Cab Overview

The Used 1997 Ford F-250 Regular Cab is offered in the following styles: XL 2dr Regular Cab LB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB, HD XL 2dr Regular Cab LB, HD XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, Lariat 2dr Regular Cab LB, HD XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB, HD XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, Lariat 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, and 2dr Regular Cab LB.

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Should I lease or buy a 1997 Ford F-250?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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