Ford F-250 Packs 7.3 Liters of Little-used Diesel Might

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Ford F-250

The 2003 Ford F-250 was the last year for the much-beloved 7.3 Power Stroke. And this one’s got a lot of life left in it!

When it comes to diesel Ford engines, pretty much everybody agrees that the 7.3-liter Power Stroke rules the roost. Built before more restrictive emissions requirements, this mighty mill quickly developed a reputation for reliability and power potential. Sadly, 2003 was the last year for the 7.3, which was replaced with a new 6.0-liter diesel. And that makes this low-mile ’03 Ford F-250 we spotted in the FTE Marketplace all the more attractive.

With only 136k miles on the clock, this Ford F-250 certainly has a long life ahead of it, despite already being 15 years old. The 7.3 is known to run an easy 200k before it needs much of anything, so this is clearly a sound investment. It’s also in very clean condition inside and out, which isn’t a surprise given the fact that it’s been stored inside and driven sparingly.

Ford F-250

This diesel Ford F-250 is also very nicely optioned. It’s a crew cab, four-wheel drive, Lariat model with a short bed. It’s also ready to haul with a 3.73-geared rear diff, camper package, and hitch. The seller admits that he’s enjoyed his pickup over the last 13 years or so, but just doesn’t use it as intended very often. Given that this generation of F-250 ignited the towing wars, that seems like a miss to us.

Ford F-250

Thus, somebody’s going to get a pretty sweet and desirable Ford F-250 for a reasonable price. A fraction, in fact, of what you might spend on something newer. And for that small outlay of cash, you’re getting the truck that truly marked the end of an era. An era that we’ll likely never see again!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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