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."