Minimal changes include an improved hub-locking system and transfer case for all 4WD models. The 7.5L V8 receives a standard integral oil cooler, and a throttle-control module for power takeoffs with the 7.3L diesel is now optional. Interior improvements include black finish on instrument panels, a revised seat design with integrated headrest and Automatic Locking Restraint/Emergency Locking Restraint safety belts for all outboard seating positions. A standard slotted-style front bumper and trailer tow wiring harness (except chassis cab) complete the changes.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 1996 Ford F-350 XL 2dr Extended Cab LB (7.5L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M) 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 N/A undefined in Virginia.
In April of 1998 I bought a 1995 Ford F-
350 with 95,567 miles on it. At the
time we were looking for a truck to
pull our 5th wheel trailer. We had
looked at other trucks before but none
of them compared to the F-350. With its
460c.u.i.n. V-8 it did the job for us.
We purchased it with the aftermarket
Sherrod package. As of today the truck
has 141,000 miles and still … runs like
the day we bought it.
I use this truck like a truck. I don't expect it to be fun or drive like a car. I haul hay and horses. It restored my faith in American built vehicles. For 11 years I drove it with virtually no repairs and only casual maintenance. Today I will replace the u joints, some seals, a cracked manifold but overall, still just an excellent workhorse doing what it was designed to do. Other than … brake linings, trans flush, radiator flush, and oil that is all I have done since I purchased with 3,000 miles on it.
I bought this truck to replace my Chevy pickup I had. I pull a 28' stock trailer with my Ford truck with no problem. The 7.3L turbo diesel engine is the best diesel ever. My truck has 230,700 miles on it. I have a friend who has the same truck with 435,000 miles on it. These trucks ride like tanks, but pull everything. The truck catches a lot of peoples attentions. A trans and exhaust … temp guage helps alot on these trucks.