Safety equipment on the 2008 Ford Super Duty is adequate but not overly extensive. Towing around 8-9 mpg at 55-60mph. You will never see more than 8 mpg towing, 10 around town, and 13 on the highway. If you're looking for a heavy-duty pickup, the 2008 Ford Super Duty needs to be on your list. Once I cleaned and reoiled it right, it never did it again.
I would do it again. The motors are pretty good and reliable. The towing is less than 5 hours one way and mostly flat, with a few random hills. Just my opinion of course. Have replaced a couple plugs and coils. Only problem is its been up to 10% the whole time I've owned this thing, so its hard to actually point to that since it wasn't a recent change. The stock muffler on these things suck, I've already been through one Ford replaced on warranty due to resonator issues, now this one sounds like all the inners have fallen apart.
Ford almost forces you back to the dealer for any kind of work. Under the hood, Ford offers three engines. Available twin bucket seats are more accommodating. You will never see more than 8 mpg towing, 10 around town, and 13 on the highway. If you can handle the gas cost. Driving on the expressways, you'll be eye to eye with kids on school busses and long-haul truckers--hubba hubba, for sure.
We'll start at the front, where Ford has located a front step bumper - under-the-hood checks are made easier when the step-stool is built-in and not something you need to carry with you. That was last year, other than that flawless. Now the Ford Super Duty 2008 is so tall that you can't easily just hop up on the bumper and climb into the bed. If you keep the truck for 200K or more, chances are great you'll replace the gas engine, but the diesel will still be running on its' original motor if given average care. For those seeking more from the gasoline side of the Ford family, the 6. Take the test drive and let him make up his own mind.
Lee and it is a pretty good truck. The expansive grille is for more than simply show - it fronts a confluence of cooling capability for engine, transmission and the intercooler that serves the diesel's two sequential turbochargers. Ford offers three engine choices for work, play or any combination of the two. The 2008 Ford F-250, 350 and 450 Super Dutys are heavy duty pickup trucks. The overhead cams and attendant drive chains make a once simple job a nightmare. One thing on the v10 while it's a good engine you will have to let it revv up much higher then you are used to with the diesel and some don't like to do that I know I didn't when I had to borrow a gas burner while my truck was being worked on and some either go back to a diesel or always regret having gone to the gas but can't afford to go back to the diesel.
Most controls are handy, though some radio and climate buttons are a bit of a stretch. I bought the truck used with 83k miles in Aug of 06 and it's at 171k now. Pretty much stock engine wise except for intake and exhaust. Dont let anyone fool you on gas mileage! The biggest problem i have with Fords is the complexity of design. Base powerplant is a 5.
Tried towing the rig over the pass yesterday, same thing. Check to see how much ethanol is in the fuel? With five trims, three cabs, and several models, the Ford Super Duty offers a dizzying array of features to fit any taste or budget. Do they mean a city bus or a family sedan? Depending on the configuration of their cabs, the Ford Super Duty trucks can hold between two and five people. And while 48-month residuals of Ford and Chevrolet 49 percent and 47 percent, respectively are similar, Dodge is pegged at only 42 percent, reflecting that it's nearing the end of this particular product cycle. At 75 on the highway, around 13 mpg. I doubt the V8 gets much better mileage. The pricing is going to work out the same for either truck.
At the 5k + price difference in the used market for a diesel, you can still buy a bunch of gas. The tester showed a meager 6. At this point I have been very satisfied with the truck and have had zero problems with it. Chris My Dodge 2500 is getting to the age that I am considering trading it in on a 1 ton. V10 is powerful and smooth and has a great feel! I compared it head to head with the new Tundra and I prefer the F250 for everything except acceleration. These experiences enable the team to offer you a definitive opinion on this heavy-duty full-size pickup.
The F-Series Super Duty trucks are offered in three cab styles--Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab--and in two bed lengths. Additionally, rear- or four-wheel drive is available. I have a 2003 Excursion, 155k miles, completely stock, bought it new. The automatic 4 wheel drive is a nice feature for easy of use and the hubs can be locked in manually for sure traction. Put down the crack pipe. In a year in which the big news - both literally and figuratively - was presumably focused on Toyota's launch of its new Tundra, Ford arguably trumps Toyota's thunder with its debut of an all-new Super Duty. I have a 2003 Excursion, 155k miles, completely stock, bought it new.