1997 Ford F-250 User Reviews

1997 Ford F-250 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Jason writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab SB HD Review
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3

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power, rides like a caddy, has the diesel sound

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needed trans when i bought it, and needed tires

35

My Ford Diesel — the truck was amazing when it came to power, ESPECIALLY with the 5spd manual transmission! it did real well in the snow and was overall a real good truck to own! id like to have one just like it in the future, but hopefully a crew cab!

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Cody writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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3

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Looks, aggressiveness, suspension, sound of the engine.

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0-60, handling, bumpy ride, sluggish powerband.

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Depending On The Engine, It's An All Around Tough Truck For The Average Driver. — Exterior is well put together, with nice moldings on the sides, with chrome to compliment the body color. The interior is very basic. Tacky dash quality is pretty standard on these trucks. The performance leaves a LOT to be desired with the 4.6 liter V8. 0-60 takes 14.5 seconds. Handling is marginal with the open differential. It's also a major gas guzzler, getting realistic numbers around 10 to 14 MPG, depending on the day.

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scranch writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab LB HD Review
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5

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its a great truck

Cons

no cons

scranch
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Nice Ride — its got a great diesel eng and 4x4 works awesome, auto tranny is great all around perfect truck. I have towed lots of thing with my f-250 ford and never had any troubles out of it, the 7.3 powerstroke with the banks power pack done a great job. I would recommend this truck to anyone like I said it does a great job. NICE GOING FORD ON THIS TRUCK.

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

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seandrisc writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT 4WD Standard Cab LB HD Review
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5

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love the 7.3 diesel

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expense of repairs when it needs repaired

seandrisc
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Fanrastic Pulling Vehicle — overall the vehicle is I good vehicle it pulls and hauls everything I want it to do it is a great utility vehicle it takes me off road and it gets me through heavy snow with ease overall I love owning vehicle

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

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Nick writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab LB HD Review
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5

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Great reliablity, the big block has alot of power so it's fun to drive

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Fuel economy

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Great Truck. — Only thing I disliked was fuel economy. Got 8.5-9 MPG at all times. Was a great truck. Had ALOT of power, towed great, handled great sat up high with OUT a lift kit. Would go through any mud or snow with 4X4

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

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mustangmike writes:
1997 Ford F-250 3 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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It can handle anything in its way.

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gas milage

mustangmike
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Ford Tough — very strong truck.Had a van hit me in a parking lot,I got scratches on the bumper,the van got the front smashed in.I would recomend this truck to anyone who does'nt feel safe in a small car,or a small truck

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derrick writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XL Extended Cab LB HD Review
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put it behide it.. it'll probably pull it

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nuthing yet

45

Good Ol Truck — It's just a old work truck.. but in great condition, it was old man owned and only 122xxx miles.plenty of power and moves on down the road. in a few weeks will have my knaphide utility bed on it. ford power

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

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Zach writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB HD Review
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good for pulling

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gas prices

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Great Truck. — i love the 460 big block 7.5 with the good strong E40D tranny 355 rear end and the dual 3 inch exhaust.this is a very powerful dependable truck that will last a long long time the only bad thing is that is sucks gas pretty badly.

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

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David writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XL 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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5

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460 Cubic inch motor

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Poor mileage

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

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Jeffrey writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr Lariat 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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Everything

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nothng

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Its Just A Great Truck — I've owned this truck for about a year but the owners before my were my grandparents. I drive it everyday and absolutely love it. It has a 4.6L V8 that's got enough power to do what i need it to do. Its never let me down and i appreciate owning it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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