Big and brawny, this is a serious workhorse for those who actually need a full-size truck.
The 1998 F-150 gets a 50th Anniversary decal affixed to the lower left corner of the windshield. Other changes include making the locking tailgate standard on XLT and Lariat trims, optional on XL and Standard models. Foglights become optional this year on all four-wheel-drive models except for the Lariat, which gets them standard. An STX package featuring 17-inch tires, aluminum wheels and color-keyed grille debuts as an option for the XLT 2WD. The Lariat receives a color-keyed steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel and outside power signal mirrors. Silver Metallic paint replaces Silver Frost paint, and Light Denim Blue replaces Portofino Blue.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 1998 Ford F-250 XL 3dr Extended Cab SB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 4A) and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.42 per gallon for regular unleaded in Virginia.
When Ford introduced the new family of F-Series trucks in 1996 as a 1997 model, there was an uproar among old-school Blue Oval fans. Gone were their beloved Twin-I-Beam suspensions, pushrod engines and traditional styling. The new model appeared with a short- and long-arm front suspension, overhead cam engines and more swoops than a Dairy Queen sundae.
Now that the vehicle has been out for two years, naysayers have put their fears to rest. The SLA suspension provides excellent on- and off-road articulation, giving the most demanding drivers the best ride available in any truck. Overhead cam engines provide capable acceleration and enough power to tow Rhode Island to the West Coast. The swoopy exterior means that parking an F-Series truck in a crowded parking lot may be a bit of a challenge, but the outstanding visibility it gives when off-roading more than makes up for its somewhat sissified shape.
The Ford F-Series' interior is also a breakthrough. Stepping out of one of the competitive vehicles, like a Chevy or Dodge, and into the F-Series is like going from a Yugo to a Lincoln. All of the Ford's hard edges have been softened, and the interior materials are not something that one would expect to see in a vehicle meant for a hard day's work. When put to the test, however, the Ford's interior can stand up to the rigors thrown at it by the meanest of foreman and orneriest of ranch hands. Until this vehicle came onto the scene, ergonomic and truck were not words that we were likely to use in the same sentence. The positioning of the F-Series' controls, however, make this vehicle easier to drive than many midsize sedans.
Our main gripe about the new F-Series is its overly twitchy steering and the tall step-in on the four-wheel drive model. Not too much to complain about, if you ask us.
After driving several F-150s, 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-150 has been the best-selling truck on the market for the last decade. Ford redefined excellence when it introduced its latest full-size truck; the others are still trying to catch up. Chevrolet will be coming out with a new model for the 1999 model year, but we don't think that there will be any serious competition for Ford's F-Series trucks until then.
Read what other owners think about the Used 1998 Ford F-250.
After driving this truck for snow
plowing, pulling a 30 foot boat, and as
a daily driver I have come to one
conclusion, that this truck can perform
at anytime you want. This is a great
truck for doing anything.
5 out of 5 stars
Ford f250 long box, with 351.
1997 Ford F-250 HD XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
Well after 20 years of owning this truck, I have finally decided to upgrade. This has been a fantastic vehicle. Granted it isn't a daily driver. In fact we use it when we need it. It has 98,000 miles. Ask we have ever done to it is spark plugs and oil changes. It doesn't even need brakes. The only reason I got a newer one. I'm getting older and need a automatic. Plus we have no need for …
the heavy duty amy more.
4.38 out of 5 stars
F250 4X4 SC HD LB DIESEL
1997 Ford F-250 HD XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
Great truck. I've had a lot of trucks
in my business, many Fords.
My experience has always been a big
truck with a little engine and lots of
gears. Poor power to weight and
The Navistar DIT diesel is definetly
the way to go with a truck. When the
turbo spools up, there's no catching
it. It'll pull a house off the
foundation and gets good mileage … (for a
truck) as well. There are plenty of
chatrooms for Q & A on this setup if
you have a problem, and the guys will
give you lots of responses to keep it
4.38 out of 5 stars
the ford that could
1997 Ford F-250 HD XLT 2dr Extended Cab LB
i have had my ford for about 8 months and i have been shocked over and over i have hauled over 15,000 with a trailer. the most impresive was the 5100 hundred of scrap medal shavings just in the bed, no trailer. i love my truck, the only thing is i get lousy gas milege...
We have a limited number of reviews for the 1998 Ford F-250, so we've included reviews for other years of the F-250 since its last redesign.
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
Side Impact Test
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
Moderate Overlap Front Test
More about the 1998 Ford F-250
Used 1998 Ford F-250 Overview
The Used 1998 Ford F-250 is offered in the following submodels: F-250 Regular Cab, F-250 Extended Cab. Available styles include XL 3dr Extended Cab SB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 4A), 3dr Extended Cab SB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 4A), XL 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), Lariat 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), Lariat 3dr Extended Cab SB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 4A), XLT 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), XLT 3dr Extended Cab SB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 4A), Lariat 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), XL 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), and Lariat 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.6L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M).
Pre-owned Ford F-250 models are available with a 4.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 220 hp, depending on engine type.
The Used 1998 Ford F-250 comes with rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual.
What's a good price on a Used 1998 Ford F-250?
Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.
Which used 1998 Ford F-250S are available in my area?
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings
of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 1998 Ford F-250 for
sale near. Simply research the
type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to
find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle
you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find
out what other owners paid for the Used 1998 Ford F-250.
Can't find a used 1998 Ford F-250s you want in
your area? Consider a broader search.
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.