1994 Ford F250 Reviews

1994 Ford F250 XL 7.5 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 7.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Wagon

Summary:

Excellent work truck that takes a beating and has never stranded me anywhere

Faults:

Exhaust manifold threads on head rusted off, had to replace heads and manifolds.

Rear brakes did not work at all when bought (known issue, got the truck cheap).

Replaced all brake lines.

General Comments:

I needed a work/plow truck that was not nice looking, so I didn't feel bad if I dented or scratched it. This truck was very cheap ($1500), and has met my needs very well.

However the former owner did not care for it, and it has needed some attention.

Wear and tear is normal for the abuse I give it. I plow driveways, pull fallen trees out of the woods, haul heavy items.

The power of the 7.5 is great, but boy does it love gas. I average about 10 miles per gallon, I do not use this as my daily driver or I would be broke.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th April, 2010

1994 Ford F250 XLT Extended Cab 7.3 IDI turbo diesel (Not Powerstroke) from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 7.3 IDI turbo diesel (Not Powerstroke) Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Best Truck accompanied by a GREAT engine

Faults:

Transmission input bearing and seal were worn when I bought the truck replaced for free from dealer.

Power Window motor burnt out.

Kept blowing the Tachometer fuse, I traced the problem to a shorting wire on the firewall.

Replaced one bad Glow Plug.

Coolant sensor gone bad (Used to activate the glow plugs) I have it unplugged now so the glow plugs always cycle fully, but I have no throttle advance.

General Comments:

I bought this truck for the Simple fact that I needed something cheaper on Insurance (or in other words older) And I have ALWAYS wanted a Diesel.

The truck has AMAZING pulling power and has NO trouble holding speed or even accelerating with a load. Maintenance is cheap and easy on this engine as it is FULLY mechanical with NO computer controls. It has NO trouble starting even in -20ÂșC weather and even colder if you plug it in.

The transmission shifts are soft and smooth for regular driving, but when the hammer is down it shifts HARD.

The truck itself is as tough as nails on the outside and still offers the best creature comforts inside. It has developed a few squeaks and rattles, but this is expected with a heavy truck like this of this age.

After driving it now for almost a full year I have grown VERY fond of the truck and can never see myself selling it. It is not the greatest in the snow, but gets me from point a-b nonetheless and even manages better Fuel mileage than some v6 trucks. My average Fuel mileage for mixed driving is 16.5mpg with my best being 17.5mpg.

All in all it may not be the fanciest truck with the MOST power, but it has proven that its got all it needs and is a reliable efficient comfortable WORKHORSE that does not fear a little fun on the side.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2004

26th Dec 2012, 00:53

I have a 1994 Ford F250 7.3 diesel (non-turbo) 4x4, 5-speed manual standard cab XLT, long bed.

This truck had 198000 on almost a year ago when I purchased it. It now has 208000 miles on and no problems.

I did some modifications, straight-piped it, added a K&N air filter, ran a couple cans of Power Service through it to clean the injectors, and it is a powerful top runner now.

I recently towed a heavy 18' trailer with an excavator on it, approx weight around 12000 pounds, to my farm in the Potomac Highlands of WV. It handled it with no problem on paved roads in mountainous terrain.

I use this truck daily, it always gets 18-21 MPG, wish I could get the same with my other truck.

My plans are to repaint it and keep it. Toughest Ford I've ever owned, and the most powerful.

1994 Ford F250 XLT 7.3 turbo diesel from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 7.3 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles
Previous carFord F250

Summary:

Turbo Charged Beast

Faults:

Needed a new Clutch and Flywheel.

New glow plugs, starter and front U-joints.

All things you would expect to replace after 250,000 miles.

General Comments:

Except for Driver's seat the interior great. This truck is a beast, great off-road with rear posi-trac. Truck doesn't burn any oil and still runs great. The 250,000 miles on the truck are not just road miles, they are usually pulling a fifth wheel trailer with a tractor and mower on it. I will definitely own another Ford in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2002

1st Mar 2011, 19:34

The 94 F250 turbo that I have is great truck, it has 1289097.7 and still going strong. After this many kms they should give free parts!

Thanks.

NS Canada.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews