1985 Ford F250 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1985 Ford F250 XLT DIESEL 4X4 6.9L IDI from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 6.9L IDI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles

Summary:

Tough truck

Faults:

The glow plug controller failed, and was causing the glow plugs to come one every 20 seconds. Easy fix is to wire in a manual glow plug switch.

Power window switch broke, replaced alternator, voltage regulator.

General Comments:

Great motor, all mechanical, tough tranny, sounds great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2007

1985 Ford F250 4 x 4 LXT 6.9 turbo diesel from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 6.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carChrysler Grand Voyager

Summary:

Best truck I've ever had

Faults:

Glow plug does not work. No matter how many times we fix it, it fails.

General Comments:

Beautiful truck. Rusted around wheels, but tows livestock trailer and family trailer with ease. My children's children will have this truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2003

1985 Ford F250 351W from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 351W Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

If you need a worker, this is your choice

Faults:

Door handle broke. Interior stuff broke. Small wiring problem.

General Comments:

This truck is great. I wouldn't trade it in for anything. Good workhorse, hauls stuff really nice, very powerful. The body is beat to death, and the interior stuff is broke, but its still the rig of choice for driving around. I drive it every day and I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2003

18th Aug 2004, 17:30

I agree that these Fords are aw some. I recently bought a 1985 f250 and am very impressed with the power. I admit it, s a little hard on my pocket with the gas prices, but, I am a firm believer in the 460 mine has in it. Thank you Ford for the great workhorse.

1985 Ford F250 XLT 6.9L diesel from North America

Year of manufacture1985
Engine and transmission 6.9L diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired650000 miles
Most recent distance999000 miles

Summary:

An awesome truck, truly a real workhorse

Faults:

Replaced the alternator a few times.

Replace a couple gears in the 4 speed tranny.

Body is so rusted it is about ready to ball off.

General Comments:

This 1985 Ford F-250 Diesel 4x4 4 speed is the best truck I have ever owned it has over 1 million miles on that old 6.9L diesel. But it still runs like new it does not smoke, or make any weird noises. The motor is all stock, Rods, mains everything, it has never been apart, not even for head gaskets. I don't care when people talk about how good those Cummins motors are I am a firm believer in the old IH 6.9L Diesel. Dodges are junk anyway without the Cummins they wouldn't even have a truck to sell!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2002

12th Dec 2002, 18:17

I couldn't agree more. I own a 1986 F250 6.9L diesel and it is the best truck I have ever owned. Never had any major problems with it, just regular maintenance and that's all. I am a firm believer in Fords being better than the their competitors. You're right about Dodge- with out the Cummins engine you couldn't give them away.. Larry.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 8 reviews