2008 Ford F 450
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the worst truck I have ever drove

by from NY on September 8, 2017

this truck broke down the first time with 11,000 miles, i bought it brand new in 2008 since than its been down more than up, I have been through 2 motors in a year Ford will not get back to me since 2...
this truck broke down the first time with 11,000 miles, i bought it brand new in 2008 since than its been down more than up, I have been through 2 motors in a year Ford will not get back to me since 2008 ;until now still nothing
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Does not recommend this car

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Very satisfied

by from Illinois on February 11, 2015

Bought this '08 Lariet new in July of '07, and it's been a great truck. Deleted the Cat, DPF, and EGR early on, and can get 22 mpg if I drive it easy. Most weekends in the summer I tow a 40' gooseneck...
Bought this '08 Lariet new in July of '07, and it's been a great truck. Deleted the Cat, DPF, and EGR early on, and can get 22 mpg if I drive it easy. Most weekends in the summer I tow a 40' gooseneck with a loaded weight of 28,000 lbs. 79,000 trouble free miles so far. Only one trip to the shop for a minor oil leak under warranty. Couldn't ask for better service from this truck. Power, comfort, and reliability.
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Very nice truck

by from Texas on September 30, 2014

I've just had the truck for about a month. Bought used with 113,000 miles. Not sure yet what the previous owner may have done to it. Or not. Very nice looking rig, King Ranch. Truck can haul anything....
I've just had the truck for about a month. Bought used with 113,000 miles. Not sure yet what the previous owner may have done to it. Or not. Very nice looking rig, King Ranch. Truck can haul anything. I think the ride is great for a truck. If you want to fall asleep drive a car. King Ranch seats make ride nice. If you want great mileage look at a F-350. I get between 10 and 12 mpg. The problem is I like driving it so much I end up using extra diesel. You find yourself going places in your truck just to drive it.
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Tow or haul - great truck

by from Texas on September 1, 2012

Has the 4:88 gears but had a 28ft auto hauler and 4200lb camper in the bed and wanted a truck that could cross the Rockies without any issues. Only had it in the shop once and that was for a radiator...
Has the 4:88 gears but had a 28ft auto hauler and 4200lb camper in the bed and wanted a truck that could cross the Rockies without any issues. Only had it in the shop once and that was for a radiator leak (made of plastic these days) and it was replaced under warranty. Buying a 2012 F350 (Ford essentially combined the F350/450 except for front axle width and brake rotors and gear ratio's are different 4:33 for 450 and 3:73 for 350. But you go to 400hp with 800 lb/ft of torque which is quite a bump (torque) from the 6.4L of the 2008. Seats could use an upgrade as they get a little old on long hauls, over 8hrs. But other than that, it's a great truck and I'm looking forward to the new one.
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a true monster

by from az north on June 10, 2012

the shift in/out of 4*4 is strange and other than that ,it is a+ and stoped keeping track of the times i hear "NICE TRUCK" and may be that not a comercial use it is still under the class and not all f...
the shift in/out of 4*4 is strange and other than that ,it is a+ and stoped keeping track of the times i hear "NICE TRUCK" and may be that not a comercial use it is still under the class and not all ford shops are set up to service this rig (lift restictions) i can and do only use it for daily driver and was purchesed to tote a 28lb mt bike and 66 lb germanshepard on week-ends +++++ not recomended as personal unless one can give the funding to not have it working for them IT'S NOT A TRUCK IT'S A RIG AND GETS THE RESPECT AS ONE
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I don't recoment a Ford

by from Miami, Fl on February 29, 2012

I have a F450, 2008, in three years has been at the dealer for 500 times. No power, injectors, fumes, leaking coolant and oil, replace gasket . new engine it broke again had metal debris at 300 miles ...
I have a F450, 2008, in three years has been at the dealer for 500 times. No power, injectors, fumes, leaking coolant and oil, replace gasket . new engine it broke again had metal debris at 300 miles from the dealer. low mileage 5MPG, often regent mode, leak fuel to dangerous to drive, This is my second Ford I had a F350 and it was the same. Ford USED to be good but since 2004 model just burn them ALL. If you need a working truck get a Dodge or Chevy, I wont recommended it to my worst enemy. Do research before you buy something I regret. My family were Ford people not any more and Ford does not stand behind you, They try to fix the same problems over and over but replace the truck you have a better chance to win the lottery. I forgot the cost of repairs have been over $50,000. with extended guaranty
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A tractor in a truck body!

by from Monroe, La on February 20, 2012

So I've had this truck for 2 months now using it on my farm to haul heavy equipment and hay on a 36' spread axle gooseneck. The truck is impressive pulling and mileage loaded is about 9mpg, 12mpg empt...
So I've had this truck for 2 months now using it on my farm to haul heavy equipment and hay on a 36' spread axle gooseneck. The truck is impressive pulling and mileage loaded is about 9mpg, 12mpg empty highway. This is of course with the 4.33 gears in the rear end. Interior creature comfort on the lariat model is more than sufficient for extended periods hauling and the integrated trailer braking system is a big plus. For a truck of this caliber I would definitely recommend 4x4 and the only quality issue I have found on the F450 line is the radiators are prone to leaking so check yours thoroughly before buying. Cost for a new one is $700 not including labor and this is why I gave the truck 4 out of 5 stars.
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Nice heavy truck

by from North Central Kansas on August 24, 2011

I traded my gas guzzling big block 98 Chevy extended cab dually for an 08 F-450 King Ranch crew cab RWD with the very quiet 6.7 L diesel. I have noticed that the fuel mileage appears to be almost twic...
I traded my gas guzzling big block 98 Chevy extended cab dually for an 08 F-450 King Ranch crew cab RWD with the very quiet 6.7 L diesel. I have noticed that the fuel mileage appears to be almost twice as good as the 454 dually. At 55 mph (of course no one except me drives that speed and only me occasionally) I get 22 mph or better and at 65 I get between 17 and 19 running without a load. When hooked up to our 33' Mobile Suites 5th wheel camper we go accross the scales at over 24,000 lb (the truck weighs 9440 alone) our fuel mileage drops to around 10 to 13 mpg (still double the 454 which got around 6). There may be one possible issue I have noticed so far. The engine goes through an exhaust cleaning cycle periodically causing a noticable loss of power when pulling our 5th wheel but I'm hoping it does not happen too often. The local Ford dealer for no charge updated something in the system which may help. Of course the truck has a stiff ride but that's what you expect from a work truck not under load but it is very nice to drive. Additionally, the F-450 has a short turning radius and a very nicely appointed interior with the King Ranch trim package. This truck came with a B&W turnover ball hitch to which I added the 5th wheel companion and I really like the setup. Also, both trucks have had the Line-Ex spray on bed liner which I like very much and have found to be very durable. The Ford has a nice safety feature which I call the "old man's" tailgate step which I suspect will only become valuable as I get older. I installed a Weatherguard tool box which I like very much. Overall it's a nice truck for pulling a camper or other trailer. So far I am very happy with the truck!
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great truck

by from King City, CA on June 21, 2011

i drive one atg work and spend more time in it than my house sometimes. Great truck, super reliable. Only thing that could improvement is the mileage. I have driven pretty hard in some ugly country an...
i drive one atg work and spend more time in it than my house sometimes. Great truck, super reliable. Only thing that could improvement is the mileage. I have driven pretty hard in some ugly country and have had no problems.
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Best truck $ can buy

by from South FL on April 30, 2010

Owned a 2000 F350, now own a 2008 F450. I loved both cars...but Ford does keep making them better!! All the options on my truck make me feel like Im driving a Lincoln. Strong, quiet diesel - cant go ...
Owned a 2000 F350, now own a 2008 F450. I loved both cars...but Ford does keep making them better!! All the options on my truck make me feel like Im driving a Lincoln. Strong, quiet diesel - cant go wrong with this vehicle!
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