"I previously owned the 2010 F-250 with the 6.4 powerstroke. The truck rode beautifully, but I averaged 8 mpg. I traded it in for the 2011 F-350, and have been very pleased. Right away I was getting 16/17 in town and 19 on the highway. I pulled my 30 foot gooseneck with a tractor, and I stil averaged about 17/18 on the highway. The truck rides like a passenger sedan, very smooth and quiet. This is the 11th powerstroke I have owned over the years, and other than the mid 90's model 7.3, I think this is the best Powerstroke yet!"
"I have owned 6 ford diesels all F350 single and duelly's. Just got a 2008 and traded in a 2007 6.0 for new 6.4. Pulling a bumper pull heavy 16 foot trailer I got 9.5 on 07 and I'm getting 9 on 08. I never liked the 07 was in the shop several times for trouble starting. 08 Seems much smoother, great mirrors, worse gas mileage. Un hooked both got get about 13 (4WDs). Biggest complaint was on 07 I paid $40K and got 23.5 trade in. It had 43,500 and not a scratch. Good thing I pick up discounted 08 or would have had to flign my self off the bridge. Good Luck..."
"day1 purchase great day 2 on tow truck would not run over 5 miles in hour it was down hill from there 4 radiators 2 a/c components replace main seal at front and rear of the engine tranny leak fluids and steering gear box replaced engine leaking oil now should have kept my 2005 350 biggest mistake i paid for in full"
"I purchase the Ford because of the Power Stroke engine. I had a 1997 7.3L 202,000 miles sold for $12,500. I had a 2003 6.0L 210,000 miles sold for $20,0000. I expect the value of the truck to remain high so when I get to 200,000 miles it will have a good resale value. The mileage started out at 15 mpg 2.0 mpg less than the 2003. I have put a K&N stile air filter on it and increased the the mpg to 16 mpg overall. Driving highway at 65 mph I get 18.3 mpg. I lose mpg when driving from field to field at 40 to 45 mph. I would like the transmission to shift into OD at 40 to 42 mph like the 2003 truck did and I believe that I would get an average of 17.5 mpg for all driving. At 20,000 miles the mpg finally got better. I would recommend this truck to anyone for value and comfort of driving."
"Exhaust issues and Injector Issues
Truck is built well on the body the power plant and DPF should be scraped. The engine has incredable power however there are many issues with it. Economy is not what you will find in this truck, workhorse yes, but you need to keep your eye on it or it will cost you."
"I went from a 06 F-350 diesel 82,000 miles to 2013 F-350 diesel just for 5th wheel RV towing. Also truck came with the Ford 5th wheel hitch. Very poor stability pulling trailer in any wind and trucks or full size SUV's passing.
Never had any stability problems with the 06, just turbo after 47,000 miles. The only help so far from Ford was help going from Continental to Michelin tires. Did not help the ride."
Pros: "Excellent pulling/hauling heavy loads. Decent mpg"
Cons: "Not a commuter truck, poor fuel mileage."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This truck is solid. Many rate the 6.4 turbo diesel low on fuel milage but if you are using it to tow big/heavy loads, it's as good as any when pulling big loads. I pull a 33 foot RV and get about 10 MPG at about 65 miles per hour interstate travel. Max loads such as with my gooseneck horse/livestock trailer, gets about 9 mpg.
This truck is NOT for commuting! The 6.4. at 2000 rpms is around 63 miles per hour which will yield about 14 to 15 miles per gallon not pulling/hauling anything. Take it up to 75 mph when running empty you'll get about 11 mpg. This is a work truck meant for pulling heavy loads. Use it for that, and you'll be happy.
Make sure the radiator has been replaced (an early flaw with this motor) and the computer is up to date (use to regenerate too often using too much diesel). this model uses diesel to clean the filter, not the detergent in later models."
Pros: "Powerful, DRW a must for pulling, comfortable"
Cons: "Unloaded fuel mileage, easy to break into it"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
-8 foot bed is a must for hauling heavy equipment and supplies. Truck hauls heavy loads well!
-Dual rear wheels are superb for stability at interstate speeds pulling goose necks or bumper pull trailers, especially in cross winds!
-Handles as it should for a big 1 ton truck, comfortable for a 1 ton.
-built in tow package is awesome!
-high quality king ranch leather is tough and the adjustable seats/heated seats, electric folding/retracting/extending side views are are awesome if you pull trailers a lot!
-lots of room in the cab.
-Sirius radio ready and 6 cd am/fm radio.
-rear sensors work well.
-It's a work horse!
- Fuel mileage. Look, if you're looking at a 1 ton and are worried about fuel mileage, you need a reality check. Even the newer engine when pulling a full load will be down around 10 or 12 mpg. Unloaded or medium to light loads on the 2011's and up do a much better job in that category. Again, if power pulling, comfort and highway stability is what you need, and that's the only reason I can figure you would want something like this, This truck is a 'hoss': Here's my mileage experience: Pulling a 26 goose neck with 3 horses, dogs, supplies, etc, average about 10 mpg at 70 mph. Average 11 to 12 at 63 mph. Driving empty with no trailers, average about the same at 70 BUT, at 63 mph, about 15 mph.
- When it first came out it had several issues that you should verify have been fixed such as radiator replacement and up to day computer reprogramming. Early models over heated and they seemed to be in constant "cleaning exhaust system". The repairs fix that.
- Little things plus the previous statement made me mark the quality down. Examples include: windshield wiper fluid jets mounted on hood crumble over time as the engine heat makes them deteriorate fast / exposed metal under seat gets rust on it, you can't see it unless you look but wow, what an oversight by ford as this was a 55K truck!
-Doesn't do well on biodiesel blends so you MUST use a cetane booster / cleaner with each fill up to be certain you won't have issues.
- Ford still has not changed their door handles since about 1999. They are plastic and easily broken into.
- Ford is know for powerful air conditioning. I replaced my blower thinking it was defective but it wasn't. Cools the cab well but takes a bit more time than the average Ford."