Ford F-250 Ratings
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2003 Ford F-250 - XLT 4x2 SD Super Cab Short Box
Pros: The Diesel engine
Cons: The price
Advice: ShopThe vehicle has great preformance with the 7.3 diesel engine, also excellent fuel milage. I am going to pull a trailer with it on vacation this next week. That should be the ultimate test as to how it preforms. Probably for about 3,000 miles. I don't think there will be any problems, because of having already 4,000 trouble free miles.
2003 Ford F-250 - XLT 4x4 SD Super Cab Short Box
Pros: The style of the truck
Advice: Drive and buy! You will love this truckThe new 6.0 liter is GREAT!!! The Super Crew full four doors give you so much room. You can fit three full sized people in the back set with room the spare. I would recomend this truck the anyone who is wanting a new deisel. It has all the power you will need and then some. The gas milage is GREAT! We have gotten about 16 + miles from the start.
2002 Ford F-250 - XLT 4x2 SD Super Cab Short Box
Pros: quad cab
Cons: manual seat
Advice: get the most truck for the money, but consider your own needs,Performed well in all areas; stiff but comfortable ride.
2002 Ford F-250 - Lariat 4x4 SD Crew Cab Short Box
Pros: SOLID truck with power to spare
Cons: Stiff ride, but still very comfortable
Advice: Get the diesel and put in Rubber Floor mats from day oneRides a bit rough but for a heavy duty truck it is excellent. Buy the deisel and it will last forever. Right off the lot I pulled my 26' Boston Whaler and never knew it was back there. For towing and hauling, no other truck on the market can do the job as well. It is a proven performer and Ford keeps tweaking it to make it even better each new production year model. I LOVE IT!
2002 Ford F-250 - Lariat 4x4 SD Super Cab Short Box
Pros: V10 motor
Cons: Needs radio and air controls on steering wheel, like the Explorers
Advice: I had a Rhino Liner sprayed in my truck bed and highly recommend one if you want to maintain an immaculate bed.The F250 has plenty of power and has an excellent ride. I have the V10 and feel that the extra power is more than worth the gas mileage. In town, I average just over 11 mpg and on the highway, with the cruise set, I average closer to 19. I haven't taken a long trip yet, but will soon and will update the highway mpg. For the heads that turn and the comments I receive, this is one great truck!
2002 Ford F-250 - XLT 4x4 SD Super Cab Short Box
Pros: 7.3 liter DIT diesel torque monster
Cons: break downs
Advice: manual everything buy no auto anythingA shelled transfer case, a front end that wonders like a lost butterfly, a useless four wheel drive switch on the dash, door gaskets that leak like the titanic, a transmission that sounds like it is going to blow up beneath me as it reluctantly tries to shift. Would I buy another? yes, with that incredible torque spewing powerstroke that beats many gas engines off the line yet can haul loads that should only be on tractor trailer rigs, IN A HEART BEAT. This truck is a work horse like no other before!
2002 Ford F-250 - XLT 4x4 SD Crew Cab Short Box
Pros: 7.3 L Power Stroke Diesel
Cons: Parking this giant
Advice: Spend the money, the truck will still be kicking long after it's paid off.Go for the Diesel/Crew Cab. The engine will last forever. This is a truck to 'grow into' It can haul just about anything. Boats, Trailers, Misc Cargo etc. Love the versatility. Diesel get's better mileage than Gasoline too.