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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1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab LB HD Review
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everything- burns ruber at idle! haha

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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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1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB HD Review
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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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1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr Lariat 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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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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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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1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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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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1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab LB HD Review
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its a great truck

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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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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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1997 Ford F-250 2 Dr XLT Extended Cab SB HD Review
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all

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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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1999 Ford F-250 Reviews

Built Ford Tough By Justin

Performance aspect of this truck is great all around, the 5.4 L V8 has enought horse power and torque to pull just about anything, acceleration is quick and smooth, handles surprisingly well for a lar... Read More

Truck By Matthew

Nice truck, 21 MPG and 280 HP engine. Love the look and the fact it has backseats although a little small. Short bed is short but plenty of room for me. Good towing power and a blast to drive. Rice ... Read More

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1998 Ford F-250 Reviews

Great Truck To Own By Garrett

5.4 V8 So its got power to go, Towing capable to take a camper and bikes anywhere. Positracktion is a plus both tires spin instead of just one. Not the greatest on gas but not the worst on gas. Add... Read More

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1996 Ford F-250 Reviews

Does Everything It Was Designed To By seamac

Top of the line work truck from the 90s. 7.3 was the best deisel ever built bullet proof and pulls like a train. Simple truck that's easy to drive with good visibility. Got a ton of character and simp... Read More

Great For Its Purpose. Built To Haul Loads/pull Trailers,or Equipment. By Fall_city4john

More work than I wanted. I Like the longevity of a Diesel engine but not real happy with all the extra money spent on fuel and repairs as I'm not really a mechanic type and unfamiliar with Diesel eng... Read More

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1995 Ford F-250 Reviews

Awesome 7.3l Powerstroke By nra1ifer

Overall, I really like this truck. I LOVE the smell of diesel! Works great for what I bought it for (to pull a travel trailer), and I do the maintenence myself, which helps on the cost. Could have use... Read More

Good Work Truck By Kevinsawesome

Well, its been good so far, had a few issues with it but the cost to repair was pretty affordable so far. once i resolve all the issues with it i am sure it will be a great truck again! Read More

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1994 Ford F-250 Reviews

Fun Car By Beau

drives great on the road even better off road great build quality no repairs needed lots of power with its proformance engine upgrades great interior with race seats and custom center console the ext... Read More

Awsome By Rodney

all around good truck. its a deisel. great power and hauling is great too. the body in great shape and no rust. it the 7.3 idi with no turbo. and it a auto. fuel mileage is 15-18. i love this truck Read More

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