This thing is a total workhorse. I must have put 500 miles on this truck during my time behind the wheel and put it through all kinds of scenarios. One weekend I hauled my race car, trailer, and equipment to the track; the next weekend I crammed the cab full of people and the bed with their camping gear for a weekend trip to Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR race. Both weekends the truck proved to be right in its element and received numerous compliments from other Ford truck owners, and a few snarls from Chevy and Dodge guys.
The 6.7-liter Powerstroke engine is amazing, and surprisingly quiet. One buddy who drives a Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins questioned the Ford's diesel powerplant when I pulled up to his house. "No way that's a Powerstroke," he said. But a diesel it is, and it towed my 4800-pound trailer and race car combo like nothing was there. The backup camera is a very welcoming feature when hooking up a trailer.
The interior of this F-250 King Ranch is awesome, with its brown leather seating surfaces and black carpeting; and although it only has five seat belts, it's roomy enough for more people comfortably. My technology-geek rear-passenger DJ was impressed with Ford's SYNC system and had no problems hooking up his iPod.
The biggest problem with this truck is the big $65,000 price tag. With the starting price just shy of $50,000, it's way too easy to push the sticker price beyond a reasonable amount. But it is one hell of a truck.