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tough trucks
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By ford104
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab XL 4dr Crew Cab LB DRW (6.4L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


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I hear alot of discussion on the 2008 ford f-450 and a few reviews stated that they had some serious problems with thier vehicles well i work for a company that operates mostly ford vehicles some chevys too.we use these trucks for dump trucks and heavy haul such as excavators backhoes etc and the ford has really outdone the chevrolet in terms of quality and power the ford responds better in the steering and even acceleration we put these trucks through some of the worst conditions there are and have not had a problem with the trucks at all i had one turbo go out thats it so for those of you who need a powerfull trck for towing and hauling heavy loads thr ford is the truck to buy


Best Features

my favorite features is the built in trailer brake the extendable outside mirrors the built in auxillary power switches they are great for powering vehicle warning systems such as lightbars additional lighting etc the features make for a perfect work truck


Worst Features

i personally think that ford nailed the design of this truck i see no need for improvements


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F450 nothing but trouble
9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By f550owner
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.4L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


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Replaced 3 radiators, one at 17k, then at 34k then at 75k, and then a new engine.
Fought with Ford, and wound up hiring a lemon lawyer and received a settlement of 20k, 5k to the lawyer, 15k for a used rebuilt engine, plus a 6 month delay while i maintained payments of nearly $900 a month.


I settled, but others should get their money back, i would love to hear from others who may have had success in getting or receiving a settlement.

Note: i have 104,000 miles and was out of warranty, they told me to pound sand


Best Features

everything but the engine


Worst Features

put a Cummins engine in


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Found On the Road Dead
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By badbadford
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.4L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


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I bought this when my 2005 f 350 blue its motor the third time while stuck in Wyoming with six horses and a family in a motel, the 2008 got me home but over the last three years it broke down seven times, four radiators,
two turbos an engine and now another break down and a new engine, now its 2000 miles out of extended warranty.
It is unreliable, poorly built and only a fool would recommend it, the ones that do have never used it for long hauls or extensive ranch work which is what it was built to do.....FORD found on the road dead how true is that.
Ford should be ashamed to sell this crap and a class action suit should be had. 29 repair items this time around....


Best Features

Color


Worst Features

Buy the truck back and replace all the motors


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Good tow unit
1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By nwbucs
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.4L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


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I purchased truck about 1 year ago and have not had any problems to date. I have a 38 ft fifth wheel that weighs about
14 K and this truck pulls without effort. We took a trip over Blewett pass and it was like there was no trailer behind me. Keep up with the usual maintenance-oil changes and fuel filters every other oil change. I have owned 4 super duties and this is by far the best.


Best Features

Leather seats, sound system ,climate control


Worst Features

Fuel mileage is terrible but its only a part time driver anyways.


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My last F-450 review... it's DEAD! re-re-review
12 of 26 people found this review helpful
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By peacepunk
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.4L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


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This is my last update on our 2008 F-450.
I no longer wish to own this vehicle.
Do not buy a 2008, it will leave you broke!

As I was driving my kids home after their karate practice, we noticed a strange clicking sound coming from the engine.
The sound kept getting louder and louder so I was attempting to find a safe place to pull over in the middle of no where.
Too late.
The truck just suddenly shut off.
I was told by our Ford service department today that we need a new engine.
Cost: $16,000 or the other "cheaper" option is a partial rebuild at $14,000.
"Internal problem" is their diagnosis.
So dissapointed in a truck I used to love.


Best Features

It was a great truck when it worked. Now it doesn't. See my previous reviews.


Worst Features

All the things I hear about the 2008 models is true, just get rid of them! The only improvement is not to buy one! Beware!!


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