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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Tanner writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB HD Review
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Fast, built like a Ford, cause it is one Haha!

Cons

It is old

25

Good First Car — This car is old but it still drives pretty good. It goes fast when i need it to so that is really good, but i think it is time for a new car. it is good for my first car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

Pros

accceleration

Cons

if your affraid of power

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Not A Car... Shes A Pickup — Has the 7.3 powerstroke that is bullet proof and can take lots of modifications. The acceleration is amazing when the turbo kicks in. MPGs are ok but we are talkin power and not economy. She makes rice rockets look like scum.

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

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

Pros

everything- burns ruber at idle! haha

Cons

nothing!

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Powerstroke — 7.3 turbo diesel powerstroke. banks 6 gun programer. 8in exuast, high flow intake, performence injectors, 4in lift, +500 hp +600 ft lbs of tourqe. 37 in tires, 4x4, goose neck hitch, pulls a 40,000 lbs traler with ease. great truck...been in family since 97, cant stop it...best rig ever!!!

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Austin writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB HD Review
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5

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all

Cons

none

45

Ford F-250 Diesel — I love this truck, when I shift the five speed well the acceleration will keep your head in the seat, it handles surprisingly well I really never have to slow down for a corner. This truck also has the best TCS that I have ever encountered. The body style is my favorite body style of any vehicle with its tough and rugged look.

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

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Samantha writes:
1997 Ford F-250 4 Dr XL 4WD Crew Cab SB HD Review
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5

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Great towing rig

Cons

Crew cab + short bed = lame

35

Love The Power & Versatility... — Great truck....it's got the 7.3L Powerstroke, and the best year possible (1997). Easy to work on, easy to turn up and get more power. Great for towing but also a good rig for around town...downside is combination of the crew cab (4 full doors) and a short bed. Backseat is roomy enough for 3, but bed isn't big enough to hold what you need. Still, love the truck.

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

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Christopher writes:
1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB HD Review
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4

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tons of power, decent fuel economy for it's size, lots of room in the interior, cool accessories, and good price.

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huge maintenance fees, expensive fuel, tough to get in and out of parking spaces, parking garages, etc.

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Amazing Power, Go Anywhere Do Anything Truck — As far as trucks go, it was top of the line for it's time. Only a year before had they introduced a turbo for the 7.3 power plant. It was fast, it was fun, with a 5 speed manual transmission, and a tough Dana 60 rearend. Quite spacious as well.

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

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351 windsor, 410 gears and dana 60

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5-7 miles to the gallon, manual front hub lockouts, rough ride

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Built Ford Tough — solid truck with plenty of power and torque...handles and brakes well for a big 3/4 ton truck. 4" skyjacker suspension lift 3" body sittin on 35's and a dana 60 outback.

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Taylor writes:
1997 Ford F-250 4 Dr XLT 4WD Crew Cab SB HD Review
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POWERSTROKE POWER WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO SAY

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nothing

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This Ones A Lil Nicer Than Mine But Thats What It Looks Like — best truck we have ever owned tons of power great handling all things considering, loads of torque great towing capasity

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