2005 Ford F250 Super Duty Reviews

2005 Ford F250 Super Duty 5.4 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2005
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 5.4 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Great trucks!

Faults:

Windshields crack easy.

Ball joints wear out quickly.

General Comments:

As a business owner, I have owned five F-250 super duty trucks.

All were worked hard and maintained by a fleet mechanic.

All have given good service past the 200,000 mile mark.

Well built and strong. Good ride for a truck.

Would recommend to anyone.

Have had a few 6.0 F-350 diesels, avoid them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2012

2005 Ford F250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0 Powerstroke diesel from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 6.0 Powerstroke diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles

Summary:

The best truck on the road with an awesome engine!

Faults:

Power steering hydroboost started leaking around 30k, and was replaced under warranty.

Transmission was replaced at 50k because of a weird shift flaring issue that was intermittent. The trans worked fine and was tight, but I complained enough of the shift flare that they replaced it with a re-manufactured unit.

The EGR cooler failed at 84k miles. The oil cooler and EGR coolers were both replaced at this time. This is a very common issue on the 6.0 diesels.

At the same visit as the EGR cooler failure, I advised them of a small oil leak since my warranty is running out in a couple of months. They diagnosed it as a rear cover seal. The resealed the rear engine cover and replaced the rear main seal as a preventative measure.

General Comments:

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE my truck. I wouldn't want any other engine in my truck besides the 6.0. It's awesome. It is the last real diesel in my opinion. It sounds like a traditional diesel. The newer trucks are all quiet and have even more emissions related crap than the 6.0.

Most of the problems with the 6.0 engine are related to government mandated emissions equipment. There are many common problems with the 6.0, but if it is kept stock without tuning, it is very reliable. The rest of the truck is BUILT FORD TOUGH like always. The interior is amazing, especially the King Ranch. The transmission is awesome. The Dana 60 front axle is super strong, unlike that independent front suspension crap GM is using now.

If you tow a lot of weight all of the time, you could maybe expect some head gasket issues. To keep that from happening you should: Replace head gaskets, mill heads to make sure they're flat, and install ARP head studs in place of the head bolts Ford uses.

An aftermarket coolant filter is also a must to remove the remaining casting sand and particulate in the coolant that will eventually plug the oil cooler, and cause the oil cooler and egr cooler to fail. This is the primary reason why they fail.

Change the oil every 5k and fuel filters ever 15k and you'll have a super reliable truck. I also run 1 oz of 2-cycle outboard oil per 1 gallon of fuel to keep the fuel injector and upper cylinders lubricated with the new ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2010

2005 Ford F250 Super Duty LXT 5.4L V8 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.4L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance65500 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

The best heavy pickup out there!

Faults:

Needed a total brake overhaul at 65,000 miles... new rotors, calipers everything. Not so bad for a heavy pickup that spent its life pulling heavy trailers.

No other repairs needed, just oil and filter changes.

Don't expect great gas mileage... but it's not bad for a heavy 4x4 pickup. I got an acceptable 18mpg hwy when not towing, but that dropped to 12mpg when towing trailers in my local area.

General Comments:

By far the best pickup I have ever owned. Don't believe the Dodge and Chevy hype, I've owned them all, and nothing compares to the Super Duty Ford!

The original owner put 45,000 miles on the truck in a single year pulling a cigarette boat around the country, then sold it to me cheap as he buys a new truck every year. I put another 20,000 on the truck in 3 years, pulling heavy dump trailers most of the time. The truck still ran and looked as new when I sold it! (for more money than I paid for it!)

These trucks are the "real deal", and will pull anything you've got, while providing a luxurious comfort for the occupants!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2010

2005 Ford F250 Super Duty Lariat fx4 turbo diesel from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.4 / 10
Distance when acquired27 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carChevrolet K3500

Summary:

A $50,000 disappointment

Faults:

Constant engine, battery, fuel, interior, and electrical problems.

General Comments:

Poor quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th October, 2007

2005 Ford F250 Super Duty Lariat 6.O PSD from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 6.O PSD Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Faults:

I've had the same problem for 21K miles. Oil leak, oil leak, oil leak. Ford replaced the O-ring, then the main seal, then the oil pan gasket. This last time they had to pull the engine. Two thousand miles later... I have the same oil leak. I'm tired of driving rentals.

General Comments:

I like the truck. Lot's of power, very comfortable, great layout. It looks and sounds aggressive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st June, 2007

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 5 reviews