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Pros: interior comfort & layout
Cons: not being able to get power tow mirrors on the xl model
Advice: get the zf 6 speed manual transbought new put 11314 miles on it so far not one problem.powerstroke diesel is exelent! 6 speed zf manual trans shifts extremely smooth and easy.truck rides smoother than my 2004 f250 does on rough pavement.this is the absolute best pickup i have ever owened or driven.this newer 363 cubic inch diesel is a little better than the cummings in the dodge.the rest of the truck esoecially the frame,twin I-beam suspension,& the dana 80 rear axle are far superior to the dodge or chevrolet.i get 16.4 mpg in la around town driving got 18.1 on the hwy running 65 mph.
Pros: The 6.0 Powerstroke Turbo Diesle
Cons: The glove box room was a little small.
Advice: Trucks don't get tougher than this. If u need a heavy duty truck, this is what u wantI have the 6.0 diesle, which provides plenty of power and a good ride. I'm an Ironworker and this is a great truck to have for heavy duty jobs. I put a superchip in it and now this truck is fast as hell, this truck takes off faster than my 1994 5.0 Mustang GT.
Advice: Don't buy this truck or make sure you are dealing with an honest dealership...Bought this truck Dec. 15, 2004. Truck has been back to the dealer 5 times for numerous problems. The vehicle is calibrated to tow 13,000 pds. My truck shakes violently when towing an 8,400 pd horse trailer. Gas mileage is poor. Averaging 7 miles a gallon. Sunroof leaks so bad we had to stuff towels under it. Ford Field Service Tech. told us to get a lawyer. Seems that Ford is not going to stand behind their product. We have not even made the first payment yet...
Pros: the power of the 6.0L and the ride comfort
Cons: the price of diesel fuel in California ($2.62/gal)
Advice: Get one soon!In less than 2 months I have driven over 9000 miles: South Lyon, Mich. to Stockbridge, Mass. picked up a U-haul trailer, loaded it with furniture and drove it to Laguna Beach, Calif. by way of Kansas City, Mo. and Denver, Colorado. The 6.0L diesel performed flawlessly at in all conditions and at all speeds(ask the Kansas State trooper outside of Pratt, Kansas), loaded or unloaded and especially over the pass thru the rockies west of Denver.
Pros: Combination of 6.0 litre diesel and 5 speed automatic
Cons: Nothing at this point
Advice: A great pulling truck that is well worth the lookWe presently have 44,000 km on vehicle; warranty work has included replacing rear main seal on engine and intercooler feed from the turbo charger (this tubing was upgraded by Ford). Vehicle has 1 recall on the grounding connection from the battery to the engine and 1 upgrade to the engines computer. Warranty work has been a pleasant experience with prompt attention and excellent workmanship at our local dealer in High River, Alberta. Trucks powertrain continues to impress us as we use the truck to pull a 38 foot 5th wheel. The 6 litre diesel is strong from the word go. Fuel mileage pulling the trailer is approximately 11 mpg while empty mileage is around 18 mpg. The 5 speed automatic with tow/haul mode is impressive saving brakes on downhill grades and providing smooth, effortless shifts under all pulling conditions. Truck is equipped with a trailer towing package; including oversize stabilizers and rear axle air suspension. Stability is excellent and is considered better than with our previous dually truck. Fit and finish of the truck is very good. Cabin access is great and the Lariat package provides 'carlike' comfort. Rear seat room legroom is excellent. We look forward to years of enjoyable use. This one has my previous Dodge dually beat so far; 'time will tell'.
Pros: The power
Cons: The rear seat cupholder
Advice: It's a great truck, just focus on getting a good deal!We've had a Ford f-150 and a Dodge 3500 with Cummins diesel, but neither compare to our F350 crew cab dually with the V10. Excellent in every respect, and we work it hard! It's a kid hauler, a tow vehicle, and hauls around a 4000 pound trailer.
Pros: everything but the power train see test drive
Cons: having serious engine problems @ 13,400 miles
Advice: buy a Dodge13,400 miles, 6 months, purchased 7/03 new, Feb. 2004 idle begins to get rough, then begins to handle poorly, dealer preforms 'tech search', drains HFCM, re-loads PCM, does 15,000 mile warranty service, problems continue, begin to smell extreme fuel fumes in cab, locate source, mech failed to replace oil filler cap, fume coming from crank case, return to dealer, #7 injector failed, fuel in is now in oil, deal wlllingly going to replace oil, and injector, cannot commit to any engine damage, however the 6.0 V8 has had note injector leaking issues, engine seizing, and Ford is aware. So if you begin to loose idle, and the engine becomes rough at stops, something like a mini-harley experience, and the truck begi9ns to run as if you are onrumble strips you have a possible injecor problem: I am referring to a: 2003-6.0 V8 Diesel-F350 Crew SD duellie:GOOD LUCK not sure what to do with an 8000lb+ boat anchor