The F-350 is a heavy duty truck with a 1-ton capacity as opposed to the 1/2 ton of the F-150. The Super Duty won't be redesigned until after 2004. The ride is stiff and bouncy. Ford's new 6.0-liter diesel packs some real punch and is fairly quiet and free of vibration. Stepping into the cabin is more difficult because of the high floor.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"You survey data is wrong. It has the 6.0 V* diesel which is not listed. Acceleration is excellent, but it takes a lot of room to turn around which Ford solved in later models."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Ford F-350)

"It handles well, accelerates well, and holds back impressively well on hills."

Loraine A., BC (2004 Ford F-350)

"Plenty of power for my use."

Elton J., NV (2004 Ford F-350)

"In your survey, you list the wrong diesel engine. Should be the 6.0 which turned out to be extremely plagued with problems which resulted in discontinued production."

Anonymous, NV (2004 Ford F-350)

"used mainly for towing our 5th wheel and winter trips does great"

Anonymous, BC (2004 Ford F-350)

"good costly to repair"

K W., WA (2004 Ford F-350)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seat height is easily changed. In the winter, I appreciate the heated leather seats. The truck rides especially well when hauling our 26' trailer."

Loraine A., BC (2004 Ford F-350)

"Stiff ride when not towing or hauling a load in the bed"

Phillip M., AL (2004 Ford F-350)

"electic seats no climate control road noice iton ride"

K W., WA (2004 Ford F-350)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I was not aware that the 6.0 L diesel had major design flaws and Fotd was unwilling to address them."

Anonymous, UT (2004 Ford F-350)

"It is a very good truck for what is was built for"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Ford F-350)

"Great ride and i bought to pull a 5th wheel trailer. Works great. Still looks good."

Anonymous, GA (2004 Ford F-350)

"The truck was purchased as a 2004 and Ford installed the old 2003 engine in it that failed shortly after the warrantee expired. Only after proving the engine was not current did Ford agree to pay for partial replacement."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford F-350)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"a great truck. all custom installed interior called the Centurion package."

TERRY K., OR (2004 Ford F-350)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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