1996 Ford F350 Review

1996 Ford F350 XT 7.3 diesel from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 7.3 diesel Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse


Fix Or Repair Daily says it all


The front end needed to be totally redone when I bought the truck.

The vacuum pump needed to be replaced about 2 months later.

The brake lines started to leak about a month after that.

None of the door locks work properly.

The whole dash is starting to peel and crack.

General Comments:

With all this as well as other minior mainteinance I have spent well over $4000 in mainteinance this year. all on a vehicle that is only 7 years old!

But on the plus side I must say it will pull anything you put behind it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th April, 2003

4th Jan 2010, 17:53

I have 3 96 F350 7.3s, all still operating 32 states. 1 has 350,000, no major problems.

Average review marks: 2.4 / 10, based on 1 review