2000 Ford F250 XL 4.2 turbo from Australia and New Zealand
An overpriced heap of junk
From the point I got it the brake system has not been the best. There was only a half a pedal there.
The clutch cylinders were leaking after 10 000 km.
The bull bar and tow bar has been cheaply put together. I ended up fixing it myself.
After 20 000 km I had to replace the coolant system.
I just hasn't had the power I expected it to have.
After all that money I spent on it it hasn't re payed me anything.
I'd rather have my old Toyota.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th August, 2003
4th Jul 2005, 22:07
I have owned a new f 250 for a year now and it is the best truck you could buy. it has heaps of power and tows like a dream. This person does not know what he is talking about.
24th Mar 2006, 22:42
I don't know how you could possibly expect a 4.2 litre diesel engine to feel "powerful" in a 2.5 tonne truck. The 7.3 and 6.0l PowerStroke diesels have a proven track record, almost double the power of the 4.2 and are considered to be very reliable. I have not owned one, but from all the owners I have spoken to with the high capacity diesel engines they are all very pleased with their trucks. I assume this is the case with the 900,000+ Americans who buy new F-series each year also.
21st Dec 2007, 22:34
I would like to hook up to your Toyota bumper and have a pull out with you. I would rip your Toyota in half, and the back end of your Toyota would circle the earth about three times, making you wonder what happened LOL.
You must have got one of the few lemons. Haven't had any problems with my 2000 Ford Powerstroke (7.3). As a matter of fact it's the best Ford truck I have ever owned!
I liked the older gas fords, but the newer diesel are nice too. About two times the power of the old 390's and the 460's.
27th Apr 2010, 02:28
I own a 2000 Ford F250, and I have had no problems with it at all. It has amazing power and is as tough as nails. It will pull any duramax I know of.
I have heard nothing but good about these trucks. I have always been a die hard Ford fan. I have heard many 7.3s reaching a million miles on them; let's see a Chevy diesel do that.
29th Jun 2013, 06:33
I own a 2001 Ford F250 with the 4.2 litre MWM motor. 321,000 km on the clock.
I drive 700 km a week, 30% bush work.
This is a excellent vehicle. Loaded with a 400 litre fire fighting unit, and work tools, it does the job.
This is my 16th 4WD, and it's basic, but it is the best truck I've owned. In fact I just tried a 2005 F250 with the 7.3, and I'd rather keep the 4.2. It's got a lot going for it...
If I could find another with less km, I'd buy it over anything else.
What a fantastic bush truck. But if you want to make a statement, get a Range Rover.