1993 Ford F-250 User Reviews

1993 Ford F-250 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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Chris writes:
1993 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab LB Review
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Fuel milage, durability, simple design, cheap parts.

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expensive coolant addatives, glow plugs are $25 each from the stealership

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Good Ol' Work Truck, Without The Gimmicks — 7200 pounds of American muscle. Built as tough as nails and to outlast the mountains. I have 380000 kilometers on the clock and with the proper care, it will go another 200000 or 300000 kilometers without a doubt! It's not the fastest truck on the road, but it's instant torque allows you to surprise even the newest diesel trucks off the line. 190 horsepower and 370 ft. lbs. of turque is impressive for the era of the truck. I have loaded this truck up to a 21000 combined load (truck, trailer and load) and it pulled it without a problem with a 7.3 liter Non-turbo diesel engine. Overall, it is a super cheap truck to run. The indirect Injection 7.3 naturally aspirated diesel gets along JUST fine. Injectors are only $30 a piece and a re-man pump is only $400 or less. Try that with a Powerstroke or a Cummins!!! I am getting between 22 and 26 MPG imperial with it. I do mostly city driving with the odd highway runs. Overall, the truck looks as good as it is tough. It's one of the best looking Ford trucks ever built! If you want a decent truck, that is cheap to run, and will outlast any new truck on the road today, but an IDI ford!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wontstart writes:
1993 Ford F-250 2 Dr XL 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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Reliable, strong, most repairs are do it yourself...brakes, tune ups, clutch, belts etc.

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MPG in the 13/14 range..but it's a truck and I'm fine with the trade off.

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Ford Tough — I've owned fords all my life...67, 73, 84, and this 93. all have performed excellent for the era they were made. The 84 was a nightmare on electrical ignition system and rear end under rated for the torque it had. This 93 has been a dream in respects to cost, repairs and reliability. F250 5.8L EFI 4x4 XL

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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diesel engine, very reliable, off-road abilities, two fuel tanks

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chugs fuel, engine is loud for some people, low power build up

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Great For The Woods — This truck is great if you want to spend most of your time off-road in the woods or through pastures. Not the greatest choice for a daily driver unless you like paying for lots of fuel. The truck is a bit dated but if you take at least basic care of it you will never have to worry much about things breaking or wearing out faster than the parts are suppose to.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Mercjerry writes:
1993 Ford F-250 2 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Cargo space, ruggedness, utility

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Too big for the city

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Tough Truck With A Capital "t" — Back in 2000, I was on the job again for a German automotive publication specializing in 4x4s and took the opportunity to test drive a real pickup truck. By that, I mean a light truck designed not for city dwellers trying to fake an air of rugged outdoorsmanship, but for real working people who need a utility vehicle that can take anything and then ask for more. Such a vehicle was my test car, a 1993 Ford F-250 HD 4x4 Styleside SuperCab with a 7.3-liter V8 diesel engine and five-speed manual transmission. As you know, "HD" stands for "Heavy Duty" and that describes the big Ford pretty neatly. Everything about it virtually oozed toughness and durability, from the massive bumpers to the no-nonsense interior, the tall, broad-shouldered stance of the F-250, and even the deep-throated sound of the un-turbocharged diesel engine. My, this truck was big. More than 230 inches of length, 79+ inches of width (without mirrors), and a maximum weight of 8,800 pounds. Can you imagine some big-city lawyer or stockbroker driving around in a truck like this? I sure can't. It wasn't just the sheer size of the F-250 that would have alienated your typical macho wannabe, but its lack of amenities such buyers take for granted, like power windows, vanity mirrors, hi-fi stereo and an automatic transmission, of course. Other than power steering - a necessity in a vehicle like this - there was no concession to comfort in the Ford. Having said that, getting inside and sitting behind the steering wheel was no chore at all. Any 6'4" guy like myself would have found the F-250 quite accommodating. The seats provided ample support, the controls were intuitive and easy to handle. The rear bench seat was cramped, of course, but since this was the Extended Cab version (or SuperCab in Ford's contemporary lingo), it wasn't meant to be more than an emergency seat, anyway. Having been raised on a steady diet of US cars with gasoline engines and automatic transmissions, I approached the diesel-powered, manually-shifted Ford with a certain reserve. My skepticism proved to be unfounded, however. The massive 7.3-liter V8 fired up unhesitatingly and ran surprisingly smoothly and quietly from then on. Not what one would expect from a truck with a diesel. The V8 put out 180 horsepower at 3,300 rpm and needed a good, strong push on the gas pedal to get moving, but once the F-250 was underway, a feeling of limitless torque and power set in, as if one could pull tree stumps out of the ground. I didn' t try that out, but entertaining the idea was plenty of fun. I was wrong about the 5-speed manual, too. It worked like a charm. Shifting gears up or down was easy and precise, and depressing the clutch pedal wasn't nearly as strenuous as I thought. Piece of cake. The F-250's engine/transmission combo permitted amazing flexibility. One could drive as slowly as 30 mph in fourth gear and then just step on the gas pedal without downshifting and pick up speed within seconds, much to the surprise of quite a few motorists on the German country roads and highways I drove the big Ford on. Loved it. A road test in Germany is incomplete without a stretch on the autobahn. Here, the F-250 turned up the volume, namely wind noise generated by the boxy shape and height of the Ford, easily drowning out engine noise from the diesel V8. Top speed was 90 mph, not bad for a truck. On the autobahn, particularly, the F-250 made it absolutely clear that it was not designed to be driven fast. Its stiff truck suspension with leaf springs front and rear made the Ford jittery whenever some kind of undulation was encountered, aggravated by the fact that the pickup bed was empty. A few hundred pounds of load would have smoothed the ride a bit, I'm sure. Anyway, the F-250 made no bones about being a truck, not an SUV. It was a completely unpretentious, honest and straightforward vehicle designed and built for hard work. Being a suburbanite, I sure had no use for such an automobile, but the Ford's competence and toughness genuinely impressed me.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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David writes:
1993 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Big, powerful ( torque, not h.p. ), 4X4!, loud, I had a 4-low pull-off with an '89 Ramcharger lifted 3" with 33" BFG A/T's and a 318 V8, and all he could do was spin his tires forwards as I pulled him backwards, barely pushing the accelerator.

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It is a very thirsty 7.3L. I might have to take out a loan just for fuel this year.

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I Like It A Lot, But Fuel For It Kills Me. — If you can afford the fuel, then you will love this truck. I like it better than the new F-250's, I just wish it had a turbo.

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Dean writes:
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tows awsome

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ford rust

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Gets The Job Done That It Was Bought For — its a diesel that gets an average of 21 mpg. its a manual tranny & sounds real mean with straight stacks on it. it will tow or haul all you need. bodys about rotted through but what do u expect for the year. & you can play in the mud or hills without worryin about scratchin it, just worry about nockin off any more rust. lol

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Ryan writes:
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Has The 460 also has a 4inch lift kit on it

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Sucks gas like know other

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Was Clean — It is a good truck, it does pretty good up in the high country just not up the narrow pass its a little wide but it has a lift so it helps with the clearance know it need's bigger tires and better exhaust.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Spencer writes:
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Its my dream trck

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nothing

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None — performance ,chick magnet,apperance, fourwheel drive, a party wagon,love machine,have hauler,power house, everybody loves it, and the only thing i dont like about it is that its an automitac, and its 2 tone brown, and the dents

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jon writes:
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good truck

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way underpowered

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93 Ford F250 7.3l — 7.3L IH IDI non turbo, pre-powerstroke, ive updated/upgraded clutch flywheel clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder, glow plugs, optima 6-cells, has airbags(for towing) , put b&w gooseneck hitch in, rebuilt front end, converted from auto hubs to warm premium hubs, cooper sts tires (ok tire toyo m/t's are better) it does ok for a truck that has 270k on it....

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Josh writes:
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weight, lots of power, plow

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tired 7.3 in need of an overhaul, yet would never know it

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Dads Truck — 7.3l v8 diesel with a Banks sidewinder turbo kit, 4 inch stainless exhaust, 8ft Diamond plow, 5 spd standard transmission with high fristion clutch, 10,000 pound rear springs and 6,000 pound fronts

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