This is my second diesel truck, first used, and I am very pleased. I have heard all the horror stories about the 6.0L powerstroke, and it does concern me, that's why we decided to purchase the extended warranty. I did have to get a valve cover gasket and a rear end gasket replaced, but both were done within the 30 day warranty Carmax gives. The truck, however, was put to the test within the first month of me owning it. After the first week, I made a 1,200 mile trip, and the pulled my 10,500 lb camper 700 miles after I had it only 3 weeks, then made another 800 mile trip, dry. Needless to say, it is performing the tasks in which I bought it to do!!
Overall, I am very pleased with the 2006 Ford F-250. I did find, however, that the mileage rating for this vehicle was overstated.I have yet to get over 14 mpg with this vehicle.I expect to get even less with my truck camper installed.
This 2006 FORD F-250 is a replacement for my 2003 Ford with 300K miles F-250 both 2 wheel drive, 5.4 gas. The 2003 is an outstanding vehicle, served me well with no serious maintenance problems. The wife has it now and she loves it. I needed a vehicle of that caliber that would stand up to the same over the road abuse and mileage. I looked at many vehicles other than Ford however, I kept returning to the Ford F-series line. The market is saturated with the 6.0 Power Stroke 4x4. I had no need for the diesel-4x4, with the amount of miles I put on I was advised that it would lead to maintenance problems. I sent out my request on the internet and after some time up popped the 2006 F-250 5.4 gas with 30K miles. Not as many bells and whistles as the 2003 but extra features that equaled out. I looked, test drove, purchased, went on vacation. The family loved it, spacious good ride. I have had the vehicle for 3 months taken several business trips and so far it has lived up to it's replacement. If you are considering a used or new pickup please take a minute and look at "The truth about Trucks" CD provided by Ford. It was very informative and shed a light on the pick up truck market. Ford, if you are reviewing this, Do something with that 6.0, even the dealers don't like them the 7.3 was your best go back.