2003 Ford F250 Consumer Reviews

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2003 Ford F 250
3.9
Average based on 17 reviews
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great truck with the 7.3L diesel engine

by from Union, MO on July 24, 2009

I,ve had a 2003 w/ the 7.3L turbo diesel since new off the lot. Best motor ever. Never had any problems. Had a recall on a sensor. Motor runs like the day I got it. 182k miles, seems like it's just br...
I,ve had a 2003 w/ the 7.3L turbo diesel since new off the lot. Best motor ever. Never had any problems. Had a recall on a sensor. Motor runs like the day I got it. 182k miles, seems like it's just breakin in. On the highway rides like a Caddy. Tough to parallel park, even w/ short bed.
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Does recommend this car

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Perfect for all your Outdoor and Towing Needs

by from Idaho on August 14, 2006

If you need towing/hauling capability without bottoming the springs and losing performance...this is your truck. Mileage on my 7.3L Diesel runs about 19 city, and 23-25 highway. The six-speed manual...
If you need towing/hauling capability without bottoming the springs and losing performance...this is your truck. Mileage on my 7.3L Diesel runs about 19 city, and 23-25 highway. The six-speed manual is great for towing and mountain driving.
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MY THIRD FORD DIESEL, LOVE THEM ALL

by from HOUSTON on May 31, 2006

Great truck, tremendous motor. Very torquey. Very reliable. No maintenance issues ever. Only feature I don't like is that auto shifter is finicky about getting car in reverse. Reverse works fine, but ...
Great truck, tremendous motor. Very torquey. Very reliable. No maintenance issues ever. Only feature I don't like is that auto shifter is finicky about getting car in reverse. Reverse works fine, but shifter must be in precise position.
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2003 Ford F250 best truck yet

by from Georgetown, TX on March 11, 2012

I have owned this truck since brand new, 250,000 road miles. Only on it's 3rd set of tires, these tires last forever on this truck with a great ride. Changed oil every 5000 miles since new. No oil lea...
I have owned this truck since brand new, 250,000 road miles. Only on it's 3rd set of tires, these tires last forever on this truck with a great ride. Changed oil every 5000 miles since new. No oil leakage whatsoever and just starting to use a quart every 1000 miles. I never thought a Ford could be this good!
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Fine F250 xlt

by from Franklin, tn on March 4, 2014

I bought my F250 new in Jan 2003. This is the 5.4 gas/auto 4 x 4. The truck has never let me down in 177k miles. I drive it gently, take care of the service and have zero complaints. I pull a two hors...
I bought my F250 new in Jan 2003. This is the 5.4 gas/auto 4 x 4. The truck has never let me down in 177k miles. I drive it gently, take care of the service and have zero complaints. I pull a two horse bumper pull trailer and she does just fine. These are great vehicles and I will buy another F250 when the time is right.
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Owned 12 years

by from Franklin, TN on July 17, 2015

I've owned this pickup since it was new. It's a 5.4 gas 4x4 Crew Cab automatic. The truck now has 178 k-plus miles. I am reluctant to get a newer truck because I have had such great service. You need...
I've owned this pickup since it was new. It's a 5.4 gas 4x4 Crew Cab automatic. The truck now has 178 k-plus miles. I am reluctant to get a newer truck because I have had such great service. You need to understand the gas engine does not pull like the diesel. You need to understand the ownership cost of the gas engine is much less than the diesel. If you are looking to buy an older pickup, take a look at the '03 F250 Crew Cab. It will do a great job for you.
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forget the 6.0, buy the 7.3 or even the V10!

by from Lodi, CA on March 11, 2014

I've had more Powerstrokes than most people, both as tow trucks, and personal trucks. I happened to buy the 6.0 brand new and what a piece of garbage International came up with for FoMoCo this time! H...
I've had more Powerstrokes than most people, both as tow trucks, and personal trucks. I happened to buy the 6.0 brand new and what a piece of garbage International came up with for FoMoCo this time! Half the amount of head bolts (leading to blown head gaskets, loss of compression, etc.)! I traded the fine 6.0 in within a week for a 7.3 that now has over 400,000 miles on the original engine! The 7.3 has seventeen head bolts if I remember off the top of my head. And maintenance on it is pretty easy. Oh, and I CAN pass whomever I wish, WITHOUT A CHIP/PROGRAMMER. Remember, they greatly shorten the life of your diesel if you turn them up too high!
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Customer Service

by from Sedro-woolley, Wa. on June 9, 2014

We had a great experience at Dwayne Lanes North Cascade Ford with Shane Steward our sales person. We recommend you come see him.
We had a great experience at Dwayne Lanes North Cascade Ford with Shane Steward our sales person. We recommend you come see him.
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Inexperienced buyer got a 6.0 diesel

by from Columbus, Ohio on June 8, 2014

I priced several used F-250 pickups in the $3500 to $5000 price range. This one had the 6.0 diesel. It started easily and sounded OK. During the test drive I noticed that it smoked a lot. The used car...
I priced several used F-250 pickups in the $3500 to $5000 price range. This one had the 6.0 diesel. It started easily and sounded OK. During the test drive I noticed that it smoked a lot. The used car dealer said "all diesels smoke a lot, but thats not a problem". After getting home I put injector cleaner in the fuel. The smoking continued. Then, I got on the internet and found out that the 6.0 is a bad engine with dozens of problems. Very few of the problems are normal on other diesel pickup models. None of the repairs are inexpensive or guaranteed to cure all the problems. Skip the 6.0 diesel in 2003 thru 2007 Ford models. Even at a bargain price its "no bargain".
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2003 Ford F-250

by from Philadelphia, PA on November 1, 2010

This is the best truck I have owned. It is a workhorse - strong, reliable, tough looking with plenty of power, traction and hauling capacity to get the job done. Great on or off road in all conditions...
This is the best truck I have owned. It is a workhorse - strong, reliable, tough looking with plenty of power, traction and hauling capacity to get the job done. Great on or off road in all conditions: wet, sand, snow. Raw power, great looks! 4x4, V8, Tow Package
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