I've owned my F250 Super Duty for about 6 months now. It's equipped with the 6.2 L gas engine, 6 spd auto tranny, 4x4, and extended cab with 8' bed. At first I was a bit put off by the changes inside ...
I've owned my F250 Super Duty for about 6 months now. It's equipped with the 6.2 L gas engine, 6 spd auto tranny, 4x4, and extended cab with 8' bed. At first I was a bit put off by the changes inside the cab. The controls are not as simple and straight forward as they were on my 2005, but I've gotten used to most of them. I still really miss the storage bin in front of my right knee that the '05 had, though.
I'm very happy with the performance boost the 6.2L has over the 5.4L V-8 in my 2005. The ride and handling have also improved. The only time I noticed iffy handling was when I had an uneven load in back where the weight was shifted to one side of the bed, but I hauled pallets of seed to the field without issues.
Gas mileage hasn't been anything to brag about, but then this is a big work truck, and the laws of physics haven't been repealed! I can get around 14 mpg on highway trips, but my dashboard display seems to settle around 10 MPG average over time.
I really like the gear selection display on the dash. It's really nice to be able to glance down and see what gear the truck is running in at the moment.
It's interesting that the 2011 trucks start themselves! You just flick the key to the start position, and then you can release it and start fastening your seat belt while the truck starts. Also, the truck seems to change it's responsiveness to how you're driving it. A moderate press of the accelerator seems to give much quicker acceleration if I'm in a hurry and driving rather aggressively as opposed to times when I'm running at a more leisurely pace. (I'm pretty sure it's not just my imagination!)
Overall, I'm happy I bought the truck.