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Ford F Super Duty, Ford F350 Pickup, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Truck
#4 of 13 Definite improvement
May 27, 2004 (8:06 pm)
I really like the changes to the grill and headlights. I think that the rear would have benefitted from some more dramatic tailights, like those on the new F-150. Unfortunately, the interior didn't get much treatment. Also, it would have been nice to see the 6.0L get a boost to 600 lb.-ft or more to better compete with the Duramax and Cummins, but I suppose Ford should just be happy if the 2005 Powerstrokes run without any major trouble. I thought I read somewhere that the 5 speed auto would be expanded to fit with the new 6.8 and possibly even the 5.4. Anyone know anything about that?
#6 of 13 Side Curtain Airbags
Jun 14, 2004 (6:29 pm)
Does anyone know if the 2005 F-250 Crew Cab will have side curtain airbags available standard or as an option? Thanks
#7 of 13 Re: 2005 Ford Super Duty Trucks [player4 #1]
Jun 15, 2004 (9:32 pm)
Great post and great pictures. I may well buy a new F250 diesel. I just cannot get over how ugly the new trucks are. I loved the old Ford and Chevy trucks. I am hanging onto my 1999 Suburban, no matter what I buy for a truck.
#8 of 13 Re: Side Curtain Airbags [horsejd #6]
Jun 18, 2004 (8:26 am)
I've been researching this subject myself. From what I've learned, from reliable sources, the side airbags will not be available on the 2005. However, I've not seen it in writing. Ford always seems to lag behind the longest when it comes to offering safety features.
#9 of 13 Ford Diesel Vibrating at Idle
Jun 21, 2004 (5:01 pm)
I have a 99 F-350 SuperDuty diesel truck. Recently I've noticed that when I drive it hard with a trailer in tow, I get a really bad vibration when I come to an idle. I took it to the dealer and they said I needed an oil change (which it was time for). They said it had no other codes other than oil airation. Even after the oil change the problem still persists, I can drive along 75mph and not really notice any problem, when I decelerate and come to an idle the engine is missing badly and when I take off again. Once I get the RPM's up you cannot feel the miss anymore. When I'm driving with no load, I have not noticed the problem, only under loaded conditions. Any ideas what could be causing this?
#11 of 13 Looking to buy a F250 Diesel
Jul 26, 2004 (6:41 am)
I was told last year to wait until after January to buy the F250 Diesel because Ford was going to make engine improvements. I now saw the pictures above and read the one web sight about the new transmission and break controller coming out on the 2005 models. I like what I'm reading. I just have one question, what kind of gas mileage improvements will the 2005 have? I talked to several Dodge Ram Diesel owners with the 373 gears and they get 22 MPG highway and 18 MPG towing a 30-foot TT. From what I hear Ford only gets 18 MPG highway and 14 MPG towing. Will this improve in 2005?
#13 of 13 2005 f250 harley-davidson edition
Aug 15, 2004 (4:21 pm)
when will this vehicle be available for special order [ i assume few if any dealers will have on lot] ?
where can i find the factory order form [copy] online; ford direct.com only has 2004 "build your vehicle form" or when will they change to the 2005 form ?
how will dealers sell this vehicle in terms of discount from sticker / how was it done in 2004 ?
finally if i do a special order how long does actual [real] delivery time typically take ?