This is way more truck than I'd ever need. General Comments: This truck handles very well in any weather condition Ex. It drives like, well, a big huge truck. I truly love cruising around in it during blizzards and pulling people out of ditches and such. Yes Review Date: 13th March, 2009 Faults: One of the fuel pumps burnt out -- if you have dual tanks, you can't run one of the tanks dry without damaging the pump in the tank. Model year 1997 Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 2011 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 7. I have owned this pickup 9 years, and put approx 175K miles on the 7.
Rear brakes but these lasted 90K miles so no issue there. Under valve cover harness needed to be replaced. Emergency brake totally replaced except for the pedal. Interior is in nice shape. Some minor fit and finish problems. Overall, it's way too big for me, and I don't much enjoy driving something that large.
General Comments: Seats are comfy. I got the 2wd extended cab short bed. And of course, all my friends call me when it comes time to move, which is always a good excuse for pizza and beer! I recommend learning about it before you buy. I will say in fairness the truck never stranded me anywhere. The fuel pump in any fuel injected vehicle will suffer damage if it is run dry. Transmission had some odd shifting problems, which took a while to track down and fix.
Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 1997 Most recent year of ownership 2001 Engine and transmission 6. This truck has way too many sensors. Good luck with your issue! Use it mainly for my work with Habitat for Humanity, pulling trailers and picking up building materials. . Love the noise of the diesel and the Basset hounds here me coming 3 blocks away.
Yes Review Date: 11th February, 2011 Faults: Transmission blocker rings twice. General Comments: This truck was sitting at a local small dealer for over a year. For the year and mileage, it is in great shape. Year of manufacture 1997 Engine and transmission 5. However, I'm a 5' woman, and not a farmer. Transmission started to slip at 302000. The truck performs like a real trooper.
Faults: Driver seat has wear. Faults: Front brake pads needed to be replaced when I got it. He was a farmer, and this was exactly what he needed. It also comes in handy when it snows 2 feet and the roads drift shut. At my size, the cabin ergonomics are poor, and not all that comfortable. It'll tow an amazing amount, and carry a whole bunch in the bed, too.
They used it to pull stock trailers. Wonderful truck getting almost 19 miles per gallon. I bought it and drove it everywhere for a few months. Took me 5 months to find one that wasn't a rust bucket. The only way to get it to run right again is to turn it off and turn it on again. I recently towed home about 5 tons of landscaping stone, and that big engine hardly noticed. Easy to handle with plenty of room and comfort on long drives far exceeds any truck ever driven.
The truck has a sensor issue. It has performed beyond my expectations. Model year 1997 Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 2006 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 7. General Comments: First off let me say I am a Ford man and will remain one, but I want to caution anyone thinking about purchasing a heavy duty truck: If you do not absolutely positively need a heavy duty truck, then get a standard duty because the heavy duties cost 3x as much to repair on any given repair, and they break just as often as a standard duty truck. Has a beefy look and a drive train to back it up.
Runs very rough with no power. The paint looks new and everyone compliments me on how clean it looks, especially with the mud tires. Fuel economy isn't the greatest, around 15 to 16 mpg but what do you expect from an 8,000 lb. . General Comments: I'm very disappointed - have owned 4 Fords in past with great luck - this is a lemon. Yes, I took in account the diesel bubbles and I can do math. So again, unless you really, really, really need a heavy duty truck, then I would strongly recommend a standard duty F-250, or a heavy half ton pickup.
If you're looking at buying one of these, have a few dollars stored away for potential sensor issues, or make sure you have access to some parts trucks. Have you had a chance to have the issue diagnosed from a local repair shop or dealership? But I could say much the same for any large truck, I suppose. Very strong, dependable and reliable. We pull our 27 ft. I'd definitely get another Ford F250 if something happened to this one. Everything on it says high quality.