1986 Ford F250 Base 4x4 Crew Cab 6.9 diesel from North America
Tank that'll never die
Tire blew at about 175,000, causing turn signal to be broken.
Has a little trouble starting in cold weather.
This truck is one tough machine. I have used this vehicle for just about everything, and it holds up to the task, even despite the age. I have been able to go through several feet of snow with the 4x4 activated with no problem. In fact I've never gotten the truck stuck.
Performance suffers a little bit because it's a diesel, but it puts out plenty of torque; it was able to tow a tractor with a flat tire with no problem.
It also has the extended cab, allowing up to six passengers, which has enough room, even though the manual gearbox takes up part of the front.
The engine is rock-solid, and may go a half million miles if treated well.
Overall, if you like old trucks or if you are looking for a truck for a good price, these old F-250's are a great option.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2011