Originally Posted by grhodes50
I bought from 5 Star Ford in North Richland Hills, Texas. My SIL found it on the internet, did the deal via email, got my credit union involved, met the salesman with the truck in OKC, looked it over, test drove it, signed the papers which he had filled out to the exact penny we discussed, exchanged keys and went our seperate ways. Easiest deal I ever made. It took about 1½-2 weeks in all.
It's an '08 Lariat, CC, LB, 5.4 V8, 3:73 gears. I have plenty of power for the rolling hills in eastern OK. The truck handles my 34', 7,800 lb loaded with a little over 1,000 lb hitch weight tt with ease. Very stable in any conditions. I'm very satisfied with the truck's performance.
I got the 5.4 V8 instead of a V10 because I felt it would have enough power for my needs and it does. I also thought I might get better gas milage. I was wrong. My mpg's, empty - 15 - loaded - 8.5. If I had to do it over again I would probably get the V10. Empty about the same MPG's but better when towing. Like most people, I would never complain about more power.
I didn't consider a diesel because I don't do enough towing to justify the added intial cost or the higher maintenance cost. Like I mentioned earlier, I do most of my towing in eastern OK so I don't need the power.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.
Thanks for the great info, grhodes50!!
I was looking at the 5.4 units as well, thinking about the every day commuter and the MPG's, thinking it would be a best compromise.
Then I read these two lines and my view changed real quick;
If I had to do it over again I would probably get the V10
I would never complain about more power.
So I went for the V10.....
Drove it home today and I was all....
Ended up with a 2008 F250, 6.8L V-10 4.10 gears, Crew Cab 6.5 bed, 4WD Lariat, got a helluva deal on it.
Rides like a champ, power to spare, looks pretty good too!
I think it will do a lot better job on our trailer than the 1/2 ton....