2002 Ford F250 Super Duty Reviews

2002 Ford F250 Super Duty Lariat 4x4 Supercrew Short Bed 7.3 Powerstroke turbo diesel from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 7.3 Powerstroke turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

In the world of heavy-duty pickup trucks, Ford is king

Faults:

The driveshaft has a slip yoke, which needed greasing because of a clunking upon takeoff.

6-CD player stopped working.

Alternator failure at 70,000 miles.

General Comments:

This is one of the best trucks on the road. It has needed almost nothing, aside from routine oil changes, etc. Never failed to start, or drive any distance, and is extremely reliable, even as the alternator was going out, it still managed to get itself started until a replacement was bought.

This truck will tow down a house, and drag it cross country without missing a beat. The 7.3 liter Powerstroke turbo diesel is a beast of an engine, and can handle just about anything you throw at it. It tows our boat, and ~10,000 pound loaded RV through mountains with ease. The transmission works well, as long as you keep up with its maintenance, as it is the weakest point of these trucks. The electronic (shift on the fly) four wheel drive system has always worked flawlessly, used about 15-20 times per year.

The interior is enormous, the back seat is just as roomy as up front, and there is a large storage area behind the rear seat-back. There are many storage areas throughout, including a large center console between the front bucket seats. The seats are surprisingly comfortable on long trips, with the 8-way power adjustments, and lumbar support.

The diesel engine is also very good on fuel. On long road trips, it has achieved around 22-25 miles per gallon, with the A/C on at about 65-70 mph. City mileage is poor, however, at about 12-15 miles per gallon.

I will drive this truck until the wheels fall off. I realistically expect it to last at least another 400,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2010

2002 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT 5.4 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance93500 miles
Previous carDodge Ramcharger

Summary:

It drives like a truck, pulls my boat, but has quality issues

Faults:

The main brake line rusted, causing a catastrophic loss of braking power. No wheel had braking power.

Steering has a constant pull to the left.

The truck bed is rusting from the inside out.

General Comments:

It drives like a truck. Leaf suspension is not comfortable on Michigan roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th October, 2009

2002 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT 5.4 LITER V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.4 LITER V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired130 miles
Most recent distance29500 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

4X4 system fails to satisfy owner

Faults:

My F250 XLT SUPER DUTY CREW CAB 4X4 system has not functioned well under limited/non-commercial use. The AUTO locking hub system has particularly not worked during snowplowing, therefore, I have resorted to manually locking the hubs. Not very convenient during a snowstorm.

Interior light fails to turn off when vehicle is exited. Possibly bad sensor. Has not worked properly since second year.

General Comments:

Vehicle is very expensive to run due to low fuel economy even with smallest engine available through manufacturer.

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

Review Date: 24th May, 2005

24th Apr 2006, 16:49

What is your mileage?

24th Apr 2006, 19:16

Newsflash for ignorant owner:

Almost all auto hubs fail, they are just weak and almost all manufacturers have ones that fail. Manual locks are just better. Being a plow guy kinda entitles being out in snowstorms so don't be so sissy about getting outta the truck.

The interior lights: Try WD40 on the door latches, rangers have the same problem sometimes, or maybe you just need to hit the interior light button to switch it to door ajar only or something.

It's a big gas or smallish V8 diesel pushing a big truck with 4wd components plus a plow on the front. Of course its going to get bad mileage.

25th May 2006, 08:11

Our F250 interior light will not turn on when either of the front doors is opened. It turns on when the key is turned on, then off, then the light times itself off after the doors are closed. We're not familiar with this vehicle, where are the door switches for the interior light?

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews