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Pros: The V-8 power
Advice: A great buyThis truck is a sleeper. Bought new in 2006, now has 11,500 miles. No serious problems although the six speed transmission reguired an adjustment. The interior quality is excellent with no rattles or low quality materials. This truck is fast, very fast and the V-8 is quiet. Gas mileage is not bad for a V-8. Best in city is 17 mpg and highway is 23 mpg. I really like this truck. The ride comfort is above average for a truck. Paint is showroom, color is Black Cherry and it evokes positive comments from outside observers.
Pros: 4 doors
Cons: Head rest is to far forward.
Advice: Get the step in the tail gate!After 15 years of driving a Ford Ranger, going to the F150 was like driving a Cadillac! And the gas milage is better too!! Wanner Ford of Ephrata was awesome! Totally satisfied!
Cons: Fuel Mileage
Advice: Suggest the electric interim cab heater option. Engine doesn't warm too quicklyI recently traded in my '99 F-350 diesel dually on a new 09 truck of the same model description. The '99 diesel was used to carry a large camper. The powerband on that truck came on like a tugboat with ample power for any task; as the RPMs built, the power would come on smoothly and slowly build. The 2009 diesel comes on like a tugboat on steroids. What a profound difference in performance. The turbos on the new engine make all the difference in the world. almost feels like a sports car. This is a well thought out design and a truck worth owning.
Pros: The FX4 package includes the utimate truck options. Its not a 'one tire wonder' the rear end limited slip is great, it eliminates having to use 4x4 alot.
Cons: In the winter months I have gotten as low as 10mpg (however, this is city and off-road use)
Advice: Buy only the FX4 off road package. Mechanically your talking a totally different vehicle than the regular F150.It's a REAL truck.Interior has tons of room. Truck has a great smooth ride, close to that of a car. Plenty of power. A great feature that I have never seen before is that the back windows go completely down. They don't pop out a few inches or are child proof. My dogs love it. Lots of box space for a supercab. With the quadcab you lose most all of the box. Handling of this truck is superb. The brake and gas pedals are adjustable with the touch of a button. Very good factory stereo. However, it loves gas. I gotton up to 18 but also as low as 10mpg. Overall I love this truck.
Pros: Powerful and looks great.
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: Don't buy a Chevy!!!I have owned this truck for almost 4 years. This is a great truck. I would buy another ford f250 without hesitation.
Pros: The looks
Cons: Fuel economy
Advice: Don't buy unless you have lots of money for gas and like getting stuck.I recently purchased a 2008 F250 Super Duty for work. I made a mistake!! This truck only gets about 10 to 11 mile per gallon. It has the 5.4 triton and it seriously lags in power. I pulled off the road the other day and I had to put it in 4 wheel drive to get out. I was slipping on some wet grass. It looks really sharp but the performance is terrible. I would never recommend this truck to anyone. Last year I purchased a Chevy Silverado 4x4 with a 5.3 for my personal use. I get about 19 mpg with it. It is much better in mud and snow compared to the Ford Super Duty. The Chevy has twice the power than the Ford does. The headlights on the Chevy are much brighter as well.
Pros: the 3.0L V6 may only have 170HP but if u shift it right with a stick u will burn most people with a v8 that dont know how to drive it right
Cons: gas i wish it got a little more mpg, and it didnt have a speed limiter
Advice: buy it basic, less things to go wrong if u want somthing quick i advise the 3.0L with the 5 speed stickThis is my 1st car, and im very pleased with it. when i drove it i pulled up next to a v6 mustang (newer one) and when i reved ou the 1st gear the guy started to rev out his apparently he wanted to race so i pushed the truck as hard as it could and wooped the mustang, to this day i push the truck hard every time i take it down the road i open it up once or twice.