2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Reviews

2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Lariat Supercab 7.3 powerstroke from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 7.3 powerstroke Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance136000 miles
Previous carToyota Tacoma

Summary:

Ford has a high quality product

Faults:

Front hub wore out.

Overhead console repair.

Neutral safety switch.

Glow plug relay.

General Comments:

Absolutely by far the best engineered, manufactured, high quality vehicle I have ever owned. I have driven several imports off the lot new (BMW, Lexus, Nissan, Toyota), but the Ford F-250 4x4 Supercab Lariat 7.3, 3.73 gears automatic is the most comfortable and powerful. It tows my 10,000 lb boat no problem. It is now over 10 years old, no rust, (Midatlantic), clear coat is perfect, chrome is good, no leaks, no electric problems, no major mechanicals. 7.3's are said to last many hundred thousands miles. The only caveat to this is the fuel. When I bought it, diesel was less than gas. Now the opposite.

It gets:

14.8 mpg around town

20-22 mpg highway.

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

Review Date: 4th January, 2011

2000 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT 7.3 diesel from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 7.3 diesel Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles

Summary:

Lots of power

Faults:

Very cold natured in the winter below 20 degrees.

General Comments:

Plenty of power, and I wish Ford would have stayed with this motor.

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

Review Date: 21st June, 2009

2000 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT CrewCab 2WD 7.3 t.d. from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 7.3 t.d. Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance116500 miles
Previous carFord F350

Summary:

SUPER diesel JOY!!

Faults:

Nothing yet, will need new windshield and body work.

General Comments:

Runs awesome, will be adding 4" BANKS exhaust and Cold-air intake, runs and drives far superior to my old 89 f-350 4WD 7.3 diesel that I sold for $3400 to buy this one for $7100...Looking fwd to getting it fixed and on the road again. Although oil changes can be pricey, just go to PepBoys and do it yourself..~ $22.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2006

2000 Ford F250 Super Duty XL 5.4L gas from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.4L gas Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired19 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles

Summary:

If you need a work truck, you need this truck

Faults:

Three things have gone wrong with this truck. 1) the radio had a buzz in it when on. The Dealer tried 3x to fix it. It was somehow tied to the air bag system. (???) How they figured that out amazed me. Well done. 2) the switch on the door for turning the dome light on/off got stuck. A bit of WD-40 (light oil) sprayed into the switch fixed it. 3) A support wire in the seat back broke. I let it go as it made the seat more comfortable for me. So maybe that is a thing gone right.

General Comments:

The truck has been great. Ford knows how to built trucks. I have little derogatory to say. I have made modifications to the truck; changed the rear end ratio, added an extra leaf spring, added a locking differential and Class IV trailer hitch. If I could do things again, I would get a truck with the ratio I wanted and had a locking differential from the factory. For all those who are thinking of changing the rear axle, remember to had the engine computer re-flashed to making it most efficient. I did not know that when I change the rear end and went 3 yrs before I was told.

The performance is adequate for my needs. I bought as a hauler for odds and ends and as a daily commuter. The transmission is a 5 speed manual, but 1st is so low, I only use it with a FULL load in back. I test drove a diesel with a 6spd manual and liked it better than the 5-speed. If you live in a snowy climate, you will need to get at least a locking differential with a 2wd. A 4wd would be best if you can afford the expense and lesser gas mileage. I have the 2wd.

The brakes are a bit weak for my liking. The acceleration is weak too. But it is a truck and I did not buy for the track. The engine is smooth and reliable. The oil filter is very easy to reach. Ford did well for maintenance ease. The mileage has been approx 16mpg for all of time, (mostly city as I do not take the truck on long trips due to poor gas mileage.)

The interior is satisfactory. As the trim level is XL, there are no bells or whistles. The expanse of vinyl make things ease to clean for such. The parts fit together nicely, but look cheap.

In short, this truck fits the bill as a work truck or a real man's truck. It is not for the prissy or the arrogant. I got it new for under $17,000 USD, a real steal. Well done Ford, well done.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2005

19th May 2006, 23:34

I just bought a Ford F250 Super Duty about two weeks ago. The first problem I had was the turbo went out two days after I got it. I bought it from the dealer, so they fixed it without too many hassles.

Gas mileage is a concern of mine, but I did the math and figured about 19.5 mpg 'highway speed', so I think that's pretty good, let's hope for the best.

16th Aug 2007, 20:51

On the airbag issue: I've had experience with a problem like it. I borrowed my neighbor's truck to haul a motorcycle across the state and EVERY 33 minutes (or whenever you turned the key on) you would hear 5 cycles of 5 chimes. Then the sound would stop and you'd be fine for another 30-33 minutes. I work at a small garage and used the internet to look for anyone with the same problem and I ended up fixing it for about $2.

The problem with the truck was that the airbag indicator light on the dash was burned out. The truck had a broken clockspring in the steering column, (electrical contact for the airbag so you can turn the wheel) causing the airbag light to come on. When the computer sensed that the bulb had burned out, Ford programmed it to alert the driver of the fault via a different means; the buzzer. As soon as I plugged in a different bulb into the instrument cluster, the chiming problem went away. Of course the airbag light is on now because the clockspring is still broken; but they didn't want that fixed, so what?

Anyway, I just thought I'd share my experience if anyone is interested.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews