2002 Ford F350 Reviews

2002 Ford F350 Lariat V8 turbo diesel from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V8 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Would by another if they could improve reliability

Faults:

Bad glow plug. Replaced under warranty.

Glow plug controller failed. Replaced under warranty.

Glow plug controller failed again.

Driver leather seat cover wore prematurely. Replaced under warranty.

Front seat belt latch failed. Replaced/factory recall.

Three of four power door locks failed in power mode. Work OK in manual operation.

General Comments:

Tows a four horse goose-neck very well.

Ride is not bad for a one ton diesel.

Interior still relatively tight after 85,000 miles. No annoying rattles.

Glow plug system problems are serious in the winter.

Power door locks have the same reliability as my Mazda 626 (with 210,000 miles on it).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th June, 2006

2002 Ford F350 Lariat Crew Cab Dualie 445 CID turbo diesel V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 445 CID turbo diesel V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired84847 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carFord F350

Summary:

The best trucks money can buy

Faults:

Right side seat heater switch went wrong, did not turn on. The alternator went bad at about 91000 miles.

General Comments:

Chevrolet=toys+$$$$$

Dodge=some toys+more $$$

Ford=civilian/commercial balance with options to suit everyone.

Towing capacity can't be beat with either the 330CID{5.4L V8} 415CID{6.8L V10} or the 445CID{7.3L Diesel V8}

High grade interior materials, plush, supporting leather seats. Plenty of legroom and headroom.

Trim levels from the base XL to the XLT, FX4, Lariat, King Ranch, and Harley Davidson.

Someone must like them if their selling 1,000,000 a year!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2005

2002 Ford F350 Lariat 7.3 turbo diesel from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 7.3 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired75 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

A roomy, cargo-hauling or towing monster with tons of hidden performance

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this vehicle.

General Comments:

A superb vehicle. This is a crew cab, single rear wheel F-350 with the six-and-a-half foot bed. I changed the air filter to a K&N for improved airflow and fuel mileage. I used a Super-chips Micro-tuner to turn horsepower up from the stock 250 to over 300, and not only did the get-up-and-go improve, but fuel mileage also increased over four miles-per-gallon. I now get 21 mpg at a 75 mph with the air conditioning on - and this is a four-wheel-drive truck as well. I do not hot-rod this vehicle or abuse it, and I have not had the first problem with it.

My only complaint, and it is a small one, is that I do not find the Captain's chairs as comfortable as they could be.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2004

2002 Ford F350 Lariat Crew cab 10 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 10 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

General Comments:

It gives you the feeling that you own the road.

The acceleration in the V-10 is incredible.

The leather seats cushion the stiff ride.

Three people will fit very comfortably in the back (including a 6'6" man).

Gas mileage remained steady between 11-13mpg.

On more than one occasion I was loaded up with 5,000lbs of stone and brick. Performance never lacked.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2004

16th Nov 2005, 21:56

Finally someone who is giving credit to the V10. The V10 is often overlooked because they believe that it will get horrible gas mileage. The V10 will only get about 1-2 MPG less than the V8 and you have so much extra power. The diesel will get better MPG, but they also cost $5000 extra initially and the maintenance is also more with a diesel so the price MPG difference is often offset, especially with gas prices being substantially lower than diesel (on 11/16/05) by close to a dollar. People usually want the diesel because they feel that it is the only engine that will get the job done, but the V10 can do it too. Get a V10 with a 4.30 rear axle ratio and it will be able to pull anything the diesel can, and if you REALLY need extra power, LET THAT MOTOR REV. It will pull.

23rd Dec 2006, 01:39

Including a 6'6" man? My dad has an '02 F350 Crew Cab, and I'm a little cramped in the back (I'm 6'7").

2002 Ford F350 XLT 7.3L Power-Stroke from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 7.3L Power-Stroke Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance29500 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

An excellent truck. Poor dealer mechanics

Faults:

22000 miles-Engine cut out and re-engaged five times while driving. Dealer replaced the Cam Position Sensor

24000 miles-Engine cut out and re-engaged seven times while driving. Dealer replaced the Cam Position Sensor

26000 miles-Engine cut out and and re-engaged several times while driving and ultimately would not restart. Dealer replaced Fuel Injection - High Control Pressure sensor, Powertrain Control Module , both batteries and repaired a shorted wire in the steering column.

Steering requires constant correction.

Front disks are warped already.

General Comments:

Power is more than sufficient.

Pulls anything well. Gas mileage is the same loaded and unloaded.

Able to maintain speed climbing Colorado mountain passes.

Cab is comfortable though noise dissipation is diminishing with age.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2003

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 7 reviews