"This Harley Davidson edition F250 truck with the 6.0 diesel is a great truck in most respects. There are a slew of electrical issues with the 6.0. The EGR valves are a $300+ dollar nightmare. When they stick open, which happens often, the truck will emit thick black billows of smoke until the egr valve decides to close. If you shut the engine off it won't restart until the valve is cleaned and shut. I finally just unplugged the EGR valve and ended the problem. The high pressure oil sensor for which runs the fuel injectors is prone to bad connections and leaking which will make the truck run poorly intermittently. Once you fix this, don't depend on the dealer as this is a great source of $500 + visits as they do everything but the thing they know is causing the problem. I poked the plug with a stick when the engine started acting up and the rpms picked up. I tightened the crimp on the plug and not one more problem in 100K miles. Every visit to the dealer will have someone tell you your turbo might need to be serviced. They even did this when I brought it in to have an ABS brake sensor replaced. A plastic hose connected to the air intake exploded one morning. It looks like a hard plastic part from a shop vac but Ford charges $500 to fix it. $90 fuel filters every 15K miles and 15 quarts of oil every 7500 miles kills the savings the 20mpg the diesel saves you. It was 24 mpg before the EPA saved us and reformulated diesel. So, after 10 years and hundreds spent at carwashes every winter the bed has rotted completely through both wheel wells and a few places through the bed floor. Even the bumper has holes rusted in it from stuff trapped under the plastic step cover Ford sticks on top...great idea that is! I guess to save money they've stopped protecting the metal from rusting because all the Ford trucks I see are rotting like they did back in the early 70s.
On the good side this truck will hold 100 mph all day long on the highway and you'd never even know you were moving because it rides smoother than a 737 floating on the jet stream. It is very comfortable. I could sit in it all day.
It doesn't fit in any parking garages. It takes a lot of room to turn it around. It takes up one and a half parking spaces. I needed a quart of transmission fluid once. I found out it needs Mercon SP which no respectable autoparts store in my area sells. The only place to get it is at a Ford dealer. It has been a fun truck to own with several trying issues that I was able to work out. If I wasn't mechanical and able to troubleshoot a lot of my own problems the dealership would have bled me dry though. They wanted to do a lot of unnecessary diagnostic things and unneeded repairs hoping I was clueless."
"I have the 2005 Super duty, turbo diesel, 6.0. I had a lot of people tell me not to buy the 6.0. The plain and simple fact is, I have 161,000 with not a single problem. Starting in cold temps is hard, but it always starts. It runs with the best of them, and with the mileage it currently has, I,m still getting 20-24 mpg on the hwy, and 17-20 in town. Best investment ever made. Love this truck."
"Truck looks and drives like new. Has always been garaged in a heated garage. Has 40-20-40 front seat Rhino bed liner
gooseneck trailer hookup heavy duty brush guard after market running boards KW cold air intake and like new Hankok tires. Truck has 1 year and 50,000 miles on transferable Ford extended warrenty."
Cons: "turning off at drive thru windows, turbo lag"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Everything functionally speaking is industrial with this truck. While, for a truck that is, it handles well with great feedback and little effort... that is relative to trucks. It still behaves like a truck but not to the point of where my petite wife feels uncomfortable driving it. In fact, she had more concerns driving my 2001 F150 Supercrew Lariat than this truck. The king ranch leather is not kid friendly and if you have children 4 and under it would be wise to get spill proof seat covers to avoid stains. the leather is durable and easy to maintain (save neglect.) The only really negative thing i can say for this specific truck is dealing with performance upgrades. 2006 was the first year for the 6L turbo. It had 3 specific flaws that would have to be addressed if you wanted to up the power. The stock head bolts were week, the turbo housing had issues and the injectors also had issues. When I purchased my truck, these 3 issues were already fixed and I haven't had any issues with power adders. My advice (if you plan on power adders) is to ensure that those issues have already been addressed. If you don't plan on doing any power adders it shouldn't be an issue."