2009 Ford F-250 Cabela's Edition 4x4 Crewcab

Yee Haw! I love a good diesel truck, and the new F-250 is right up my alley. When driving this truck around town, you feel that anything is possible--or movable, for that matter, what with its 12,500-pound towing capacity. Like Joe DeMatio, I find this latest PowerStroke diesel to be incredibly quiet. In fact, it is entirely possible for the driver to have a conversation with passengers in the back seat without losing his voice. Ride quality is remarkable for such a big truck, making highway cruising comfortable and enjoyable. Of course, the large, heated, leather-trimmed seats help, too.

The Cabela's package includes many nice touches, some of which include painted tubular cab steps on the exterior, Cabela's all-weather floor mats, and the Cabela's logo neatly embroidered on the front and rear seats. By the way, it also packs a $5,390 price tag.

In my opinion, this truck may be too large to use for a daily driver. Once you get into town, things around you get tight. Parking this monster is a chore. The rear-view camera helps, but it costs an extra $470. I had a problem fitting this F-250 in our parking structure, but chances are that, if you are in the market for a truck of this magnitude, a parking garage is the least of your worries. This truck was built to work, preferably in a large, open space.

Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator

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