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 line was redesigned for 2005 with new exterior and revised engines. The ride is stiff and bouncy, especially compared to the F-150. Ford's 6.0-liter turbodiesel 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

"The diesel engine has plenty of power when I pull my fifth wheel trailer. Also very stable when towing."

VICTOR M., CA (2005 Ford F-350)

"The Ford F-350 is our class c motor home"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Ford F-350)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Would like a smoother ride when emty"

DAVID C., AZ (2005 Ford F-350)


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

What Owners Say

"Truck is 11 yrs old with just 65000 miles. It is currently in shop. Estimated repair cost on brakes & turbo on diesel engine is $5000. Truck works hard when it works but I wonder why its so expensive at 65K miles point."

Anonymous, MO (2005 Ford F-350)

"I purchased this slightly used from an individual, at a large discount from sticker price. If I had purchased it new I would be somewhat satisfied with the value. However, considering what I actually paid for a like-new but used truck, I am very satisfied wit the value."

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Ford F-350)

"High pressure oil pump seals failed at 38,000 miles just out of warranty. Cost $2000 to repair and Ford did nothing to help."

JAMES S., CA (2005 Ford F-350)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Looks like a truck should"

VICTOR M., CA (2005 Ford F-350)

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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