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

Good Lord, I knew my colleague Phil Floraday is a true truck guy, but I still never imagined that he would "love a truck like this as a daily driver"! Maybe if your daily drive involved towing your house behind you. I cannot imagine a worse vehicle for a daily driver, but to each his own.

That's not to say that I don't like, and occasionally enjoy driving, Super Duty pickups, and in fact my household owned an F-250 SuperDuty (nondiesel) back in the late 1990s, and we loved it. Ford's newest PowerStroke diesel engine is way, way quieter than the last-generation version was. That one made you think you were standing in the parking lot of a truck stop, it had such a horrible diesel rattle. This one, on the other hand, is quite quiet.

As for the Cabela's package? It seems like you could buy a lot of cool stuff at the Cabela's store with the $5390 that Ford gets for it on this truck.

Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor

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