A good workhorse with a few pesky problems
Cam position sensor failed at 83000 miles.
Injector seals failed at approximately 100,000 miles, resulting in high oil consumption.
Throw out bearing went dry and failed at approx 90,000 miles, ended up replacing the entire clutch at the time.
HAs been a good truck, but had its share of problems. Dealers in the area are not very well versed at fixing diesels.
I would consider purchasing another but, would seriously consider another engine manufacturer (ie: Cummins/Dodge) as I am not overly impressed with the design of the Powerstroke. Parts are expensive, as well as repairs.
The glow plug relay is about to go bad at approximately 112,000 miles, resulting in difficult cold starts... These little nuisance items add up. My 15 year old Toyota Pickup is still running strong with nearly 250000 miles, due to its simple design.
For a truck that produces 210 HP and 450 ft-lbs, it runs well, and tows well in the mountains. I average approx 19 MPG on the highway @ 75MPH - truck has 3.73:1 rear and and the 5 speed manual.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th December, 2001