Pros: "Drives like a capable hauler, but obviously expens"
Cons: "Price of diesel..."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I have owned this truck just over 2 years. The fuel economy obviously is better with time, but flawless truck! The options that include FX4 work wonderfully. I am not happy with the current price of air filters, or even fuel economy. I have owned several trucks, and I dont see this one ever leaving me on likes or decisions for others.... The downside: The truck now gets 15-16 mpg around town. I am close to 22 mpg highway (rarely driven), every year it gets better, and I confirm the results."
"I've been a Ford owner for a long time and my whole construction fleet are Fords but after this truck, it will be really hard to go back to Ford. I bought this truck new (F250 crewcab Lariat with all the bells and whistles) and out here in Cali the on the concrete roads it feels like I'm driving a horse carriage. Hopping all over the place @ 60-75mph. I've on my 3rd set of brakes and the dealer states this is normal. I have other late model F250 longbeds that don't do this."
"This truck is awesome just turned 190000 today have only needed brake pads, tires and wiper blades.... This truck has hauled it all from cranes, skid steers, huge pool, you name it can barely feel a load behind you. This truck can go anywhere with a load or not. Mine is just a stripped down supercab with a gas engine manual windows... but is able to hold my family of five and carry a load behind us."
Pros: "All in, as far as options, comfort and POWER!"
Cons: "Small gas tank, mileage could be better."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this 2008 truck in June of 2011, with 20000 miles on the clock. I needed a heavy duty truck for pulling my 10000 LB camper, and this one does the job without effort. The diesel engine has power to spare, is quiet, has every feature possible, and is very comfortable, in town or on the road. My only complaint is fuel capacity. At 29 gallons, it was just not enough, so I changed the tank to an aftermarket under body 51 gallon tank. As mileage on these big diesels is around 15 in town, and about 11-12 pulling a 10000 LB load, I now have the range to go 765 miles around town and at least 500 when towing.
All in all, this Ford is the best heavy duty truck I've ever had, and I've always been a Chevy guy!"
"The 5.4 engine is underpowered for this vehicle, transmission shifts up and down even on the highway due to lack of power. I have had problems with sticking brake calipers which Ford did not see as a problem, I had new ones installed by an indepedent garage, no problems since. The Gas Milage is Horrible at best 10.4 comb. The truck rides nice and is the best looking truck on the road."