Pros: "Solid truck, good MPG for full size, tows well"
Cons: "Semi-rough ride but feels truck like"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Rock solid truck, 99-2003 was great years for Ford trucks, easy to work on, no factory smog stuff to get in the way, no EGR, to clog and go bad. Truck just runs and runs. Keep fresh oil in it, change the oil 2 or 3 times a year and the engine will go for a long long time. The key to making these 7.3L run forever is fresh oil. (key to any engine)
My truck gets about 22 MPG on freeway at 65 mph.
When towing feels like it wants to yank the ball in half, lack of power is NOT an issue!
Repairs on F250 class trucks can be a little pricey depending on what it is you are fixing."
"Powerstrokes r way too much fun and powerful, must be the name POWERSTROKE! Not a truck for pansys! The sad thing is i am not even a ford fan and i love this truck! Well other then it only being a 2 wheel drive and getting stuck in puddles!
On the up side of things this truck can pull anything you can attach a chain too! Iwas looking for a dodge when i found this truck for good price had only 149000 miles on it barely broke in.
thanks for listening to me rave about my truck!"
Cons: "Parts are expensive, maintenance more costly"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"While I'd stay away from an 03 model with the 6.0 power stroke, I'm all for owning a late 04 to 07. Ours is an 04 XLT, super cab with the FX4 package. These 6.0's are amazing engines. True that the emmisions equipment can cause problems for the rest of the engine, but if pulling 10-12k pounds, off roading, and driving normally these trucks will perform reliably AS LONG AS YOU DO THE MAINTENANCE. Delete the EGR system altogether and you will triple the reliability. We have several of these in our family and one is approaching 400,000 miles. Regular service and maintenance is more expensive and there is no getting around that. If you intend to install an electronic tuner, you should definitely delete the EGR system among other upgrades. At 117k miles, I am getting 20 or more mpg. New Bilstein 5100 shocks all the way around recently and it rides like a new truck. Do yourself a favor and find one of the late 04 to 07 models for 12-16k dollars and have a truck you can do something with. Buying new will result in 60k or more with an engine (6.7L) that is nowhere close to proven reliability of the 6.0."
"2002, 7.3L Powerstroke 4X4. If you notice everyone except I hate FordDiesels loves this truck (probably put gas in the tank instead of Diesel). That is because it is great for power, comfort, dependable, and mileage. I get 24 mpg on highway empty, and will pull any load at any speed, (trust me I know). I pull a 32' Car hauler and moved my whole house inside it last year w/ 12,000lbs half way across country! 165,000 miles and only bought Batteries and oil changes."
"I have owned my truck for 8 years. I have drove cross the US with a trailer 8 times. I average about 20 mpg with the 7.3L. If you are in the market for a good truck the superduty trucks are a great choice. My recommendation is spend the extra money and get the diesel. Not only for the better mileage but also for power and reliability."
"I ordered my truck new in 2001.. couldn't be more pleased. I have folks trying to buy it all the time. Ordered heavy towing package and got the 7.3 engine. What a hoss! No problems, tows anything I hitch to it likes it's not even back there! Gonna drive it forever! Ford is the only company that means heavy duty when it advertises "Heavy Duty". The others are like tin cans. Very pleased!"
"absolutely love this truck, have put it through 260,000 miles of torture so far, muddin, pullin, and racin its always there. the captains chairs in the front are awesome also. 4wd works great, shifts great , just love this truck, will probably keep until it dead"