2006 Ford F 250
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Great Truck

by from Boise, ID on February 2, 2010

I've had my 2006 F250 Diesel for a nice easy 85,000 miles now and no problems. I'm getting 13.3 city and 17.5 hwy, but it's worth it because it tows my toys, it's comfortable front and back, and it ha...
I've had my 2006 F250 Diesel for a nice easy 85,000 miles now and no problems. I'm getting 13.3 city and 17.5 hwy, but it's worth it because it tows my toys, it's comfortable front and back, and it has 6 cupholders! Diesel oil changes are $90, but you only have to do it every 7,500 miles on the diesel version. Only real downside it that it's loud and you have to shut it off at drive throughs!
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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Great truck... Worth every cent paid..

by from Pittsburgh, PA on April 13, 2011

The 6.0 powerstroke is actually a reliable truck. How many of those that leave a bad review beat the truck, stack chip on chip to the truck, change the oil at 7K plus miles???? No matter what ford, ch...
The 6.0 powerstroke is actually a reliable truck. How many of those that leave a bad review beat the truck, stack chip on chip to the truck, change the oil at 7K plus miles???? No matter what ford, chevy or dodge is going to have issues if you treat it like that. The truck will last but be smart and take care of it. For fuel economy the truck ways more than a honda civic ITS NOT GOING TO GET 30 mpg the trucks way 7,000lbs and more depending on truck. Would buy another one tomorrow hands down...
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2006 F250 6.0 diesel

by from Roanoke on November 11, 2016

This year & model is one of the best values on the market. Ford worked through the poor design issues by 2005. If you research statistical facts, it has a good reputation in comparison to the earlier ...
This year & model is one of the best values on the market. Ford worked through the poor design issues by 2005. If you research statistical facts, it has a good reputation in comparison to the earlier 7.3 and 6.4 or 6.7 which are heavily laiden with increased emissions designs. Most people just report on a single truck issue without considering the number of good performing trucks on the road. Just don't add aftermarket computer tuning chips, use synthetic oil change at least every 7000 miles. Clean out your egr valve every oil change and replace oil and fuel filters at recommended intervals. Keep good coolant cap on the truck and change coolant about every 30,000 miles which is much shorter interval than recommended. I have almost 300,000 miles on my 6.0 with standard components and I monitor engine oil heat, coolant heat and trans temp with a onboard gauge. Oh, use good quality diesel fuel additive on each fill up.
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Powerful

by from Lisbon, Md. on December 1, 2008

I tow a 5 ton dump trailer, sometimes with a Bobcat in it and other times loaded down with dirt or gravel. I forget that it is behind me. The trailer brake system is outstanding. This is a powerful wo...
I tow a 5 ton dump trailer, sometimes with a Bobcat in it and other times loaded down with dirt or gravel. I forget that it is behind me. The trailer brake system is outstanding. This is a powerful work vehicle that I would recommend to anyone.
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Strongest truck I ever owned

by from Panama City Beach on June 30, 2012

The biggest problem with the 6.0 is you have to keep the oil changed on time, it doesn't like old and dirty oil. Keep factory programing and maintain ALL the fluids and it will last a long time. The 0...
The biggest problem with the 6.0 is you have to keep the oil changed on time, it doesn't like old and dirty oil. Keep factory programing and maintain ALL the fluids and it will last a long time. The 06 model had a lot of updates to eliminate problems in the engine, such as head gaskets.
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Very impressed

by from Alberta on November 26, 2007

Doesn't handle as well as my F150 and I have to climb up into it, but the power and visibility in heavy traffic more than make up for it. Fuel economy is poor as well but no surprises there.
Doesn't handle as well as my F150 and I have to climb up into it, but the power and visibility in heavy traffic more than make up for it. Fuel economy is poor as well but no surprises there.
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FORDS F-250 KING RANCH 4WD CRW CAB DIESEL

by from COTTONTOWN TENNESSEE on March 12, 2014

My wife and I purchased this Ford F-250 at Crencore in Goodletsville, Tn.. The 2006 King Ranch has a 6.0 Diesel engine and for that reason we took out extended warranty but with the truck being over 1...
My wife and I purchased this Ford F-250 at Crencore in Goodletsville, Tn.. The 2006 King Ranch has a 6.0 Diesel engine and for that reason we took out extended warranty but with the truck being over 100,000 miles we bought the most coverage so as not to worry about the majority of engine, drive train etc. I have run into mixed feelings on the 6.0 diesel but the bottom line is don't plan on aftermarket things for the engine because after the EGR the head bolts are the most critical and so when and if you have to do a replacement have the head bolts improved at the same time and save money. Thats it as for problems, Ford mechanic told me keep the oil changed, turbo filter clean and changed and some injector fluid every few tanks at fill up and keep fat tires rotated to keep from feathering and she should run many thousands of miles.. I will add to this review at some point later after owning this beauty I'm gonna call BEAR cause its brown and has the power of a bear after I see how things go for just an average joe who will be doing some traveling in it.. Love the look and feel, sitting up higher , great secure feeling...
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Wonder where they got "PowerStroke"?

by from Hollywood, MD on August 17, 2006

Year: 2006 Make: Ford Model: F250 FX4 Crew Cab Mileage: 1,015 Do most people need a truck like this? No. Do you want a truck like this? Debatable. Needless to say I could hear this F250 before it ever...
Year: 2006 Make: Ford Model: F250 FX4 Crew Cab Mileage: 1,015 Do most people need a truck like this? No. Do you want a truck like this? Debatable. Needless to say I could hear this F250 before it ever crested the hill of my driveway. The sound reminded me of this kid who could hear his International school bus coming up the road toward his house. The sound was distinctive especially with the DT466 under hood. So, needless to say I was instantly turned off by this three-quarter ton pickup; wasn't a fan of the school bus either. After managing to climb into the spacious cab it was familiar yet fresh at the same time. I wondered why Ford hadn't taken a more modern approach to the interior like the very luxurious F150. Yet, nothing about this rig says old or dated. I think that was Ford's motivation. To create a cab that would be comfortable yet tough enough to be used as a real work truck; to create a cab that was distinctively Ford but not over the top. My opinion: mission accomplished. This approach also strengthens brand loyalty. It brings new or repeat customers to dealer showrooms while allowing late model owners to continue to be proud of their rigs; familiar and fresh. This rig was powered by a six liter V8 turbo diesel producing a solid 325 horsepower and 560 foot pounds of rotational force. Being the crew cab model the interior was very spacious. My only complaint with Ford trucks is the support of the seats. Very flat without any sense of horizontal or lateral support, long trips could be a bare. The dash is very well laid out, and features an industry first integrated electric brake module for towing. Speaking of towing, this rig does an effortless job. I commissioned this one to pull a 93' Mustang race car on the twenty-five hundred pound flat bed trailer. There were many times when I forgot the load was behind me at all. Not good for led right foot but perfect for towing up steep grades. Braking was also impressive for a rig of this size. Especially when towing and the electric brake module is activated. All in all if you are considering buying a heavy duty pickup for recreation or work consider the heavies from Ford. Properly equipped can and will handle most tasks. Oh, don't I wish Ford had snatched up Allison Transmissions before GM. Oh well; the unit used by GM doesn�t seem to mind being twisted by the all mighty Duramax!
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Great truck

by from Cincinnati Ohio on August 26, 2012

Ive had my truck for about a year now and its a great truck. It had a egr problem when i bought it but with support from the aftermarket i ended up putting on a egr delete, ford headgaskets (aftermark...
Ive had my truck for about a year now and its a great truck. It had a egr problem when i bought it but with support from the aftermarket i ended up putting on a egr delete, ford headgaskets (aftermarket headgaskets will blow again after 5k.) and headstuds. After those mods it's a bullet proof engine.The reason for the problems from when i bought it is the former owner let it sit for a year and if you let somthing sit that long without starting it you are going to have issues no matter what you own. The problem with most 6.0 owners is they dont know how to take care of them. If 90% were to read the owners guide it says change your oil every 200 hours. That is equal to 5k miles. And to also change fuel filters every 10-15k miles. If you take care of them and use them for what they were built for you wont have any issues.
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6.0 is bad and Ford knows it

by from Modesto, California on July 24, 2013

I bought mine Brand new. Was so excited to get my first diesel truck to pull my Fifth wheel. Performance was so much better than the old 460 I had. Until 30,000 miles when my first turbo went. And to ...
I bought mine Brand new. Was so excited to get my first diesel truck to pull my Fifth wheel. Performance was so much better than the old 460 I had. Until 30,000 miles when my first turbo went. And to the others out there who say take care of it, I did changing oil on Fords recommendation. Luckily still under warranty and Ford fixed it. 2 other guys I work with also had 2006 and their turbos went at around 70,000 miles. When my truck got to 68,000 I sold it. The guy who bought it had it for 3 months and at 80,000 the turbo went again. Ford wanted 5,000 to fix it. When I talked to the local dealer about these problems they had 3 other turbos all 2006 in the shop. And as I was their another came in. Yes Ford knows about the problems with the 6.0 and the dealer I talked with, Ford dealer, told me he would advise everyone against buying a 6.0
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