i bought mine off lease @ 140,000 miles, rear leafs broke before I could put any weight in it, winter came, it wouldn't start unless plugged in. Changed the entire glow plug system and still no start, drive shaft failed, transmission failed, front hub bearing failed, cup holder face broke, and the cabin had wind noise from the doors. I finally gave up throwing money at an expensive diesel truck. I will never own another computer controlled diesel; it never had a trouble code and no one could figure out the cold start problem... dealer told me the engine was worn out and needed to be replaced @140,000 miles. The transmission is one year & one model only and usually has to be ordered from Ford.
Had numerous 4x4 P/U's.6-Chevy's, 2- Dodge's,and 1 other Ford.This truck is by far the closest to a perfect description of a truck. Carry load,2 tons gravel, no problem.Pull load, 32 ft 5th wheel w/21 ft boat in tandem, no problem.Bought 7.3 liter w/125 K,has chip and aftermarket turbo.265hp & 575lb torque.Can actually accelerate up steep hills loaded.13 mpg pulling load,and 16 mpg unloaded highway @ 65mph w/373 gears.4 whl disc have great stopping power.Lockers in front and rear great match for diesel.Ext cab great for short trips w/pass and extra luggage.Rides like a truck until loaded.All this from a vehicle w/130 K miles.Ford tran will outlast Dodge.
Very comfortable, quality ride,great mileage, the very best truck I have ever owned. truck #6 for me have owned dodges,chevys, gmc and now 2 Fords and am very impressed with this truck above all others.
Wow.. A real tough truck to say the least. They hold their resale value better than Dodge and Chevy. The Powerstroke is the only way to go. Drove the big 3... the Ford is hands down a better Vehicle. They are also the hardest to find on the used market which might tell you somthing. As far as fuel... what are you crying about? Its a one ton Dually! 13 city 16.5 highway loaded or empty. Its better than an Expedition.. or Navigator. My 4WD Ranger only got 15-17 MPG. This is a true commercial vehicle with more power than you could ask for without buying a Semi Truck. And by the way... trucks are supposed to ride like trucks!