2008 Ford F450 Consumer Reviews

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2008 Ford F 450
4.1
Average based on 19 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Simply Amazing!

by from Phoenix, AZ on January 16, 2008

This truck blew me away. Great pick up and go, plus incredible towing capavity. It can hold the whole family comfortably. When I drive this truck I feel like I am the King of the road. This truck is t...
This truck blew me away. Great pick up and go, plus incredible towing capavity. It can hold the whole family comfortably. When I drive this truck I feel like I am the King of the road. This truck is the best of the best.
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Awesome!

by from Oh on October 12, 2007

very powerful truck, it can tow more than any other truck out there.(24,000lbs). i have had no problems with this truck at all. would strongly recommend to anyone that wants a truck.
very powerful truck, it can tow more than any other truck out there.(24,000lbs). i have had no problems with this truck at all. would strongly recommend to anyone that wants a truck.
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The BEST!!! :D

by from Benton, KY on February 23, 2007

the most comfortable ride I've found, and thats good for me because I have back problems... The most power in a comfortable riding truck..
the most comfortable ride I've found, and thats good for me because I have back problems... The most power in a comfortable riding truck..
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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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It's a good truck

by from sterling, va on November 30, 2008

I bought my 2008 F450 used with 30k miles on it 3 months ago. Now it has 41k miles on it. The radiator had to be replaced (job 1 trucks had bad radiators from the supplier) but other than that no prob...
I bought my 2008 F450 used with 30k miles on it 3 months ago. Now it has 41k miles on it. The radiator had to be replaced (job 1 trucks had bad radiators from the supplier) but other than that no problems. The only thing I don't like about the truck is the fuel mileage, but that is partly the goverments fault due to emissions regulations and the manufacturer's deciding to take care of it via a DPF. this really restricts the exhaust and kills mileage. I have heard of 5mpg improvements after removal and reprogramming, but can't say from firsthand experience. It tows like nothing is there and has plenty of power. Ride is not the best, but good for a truck that weighs almost 9000lbs and can tow 24000lbs. When shopping for trucks you can look underneath and see that the Ford is built with much stornger pieces than the Dodge or GM, hence the higher weight and slower acceleration. No, i am not a Ford guy, but I am glad I bought this truck over the others. I only wish I had been able to find it in manual.
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This truck can do EVERYTHING!

by from Dallas, TX (The Best) on January 25, 2008

Absolutly PERFECT! I have no complaints about this truck. Ford really came out with everything they got, on this one. I now will never buy any other brand of truck besides Ford. This truck can do EVER...
Absolutly PERFECT! I have no complaints about this truck. Ford really came out with everything they got, on this one. I now will never buy any other brand of truck besides Ford. This truck can do EVERYTHING! It can take the family to church, pull just about anything, and really can keep up on the high way. This car has class, power, speed, and every bell and whisle option that a guy could think of. Honestly, this is a best buy.
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