Year after year, the Ford Motor Company continues to produce reliable trucks that are the first choice of working men nation wide. The 2008 F350 truck is certainly no exception to this rule, combining power, rugged reliability, and surprising comfort in one package.
The F350 2008 model is available with regular, extended Super Cab, and Crew Cab models. The regular cab has the usual two doors, the Super Cab has two small rear opening doors for backseat access, and the Crew Cab has four full sized doors for maximum ease of getting in and dismounting for the whole team.
Four trim levels are available in the 08 F350 truck, XL, XLT, FX4, and the plush Lariat. The F350 08 XL model is a fairly basic and utilitarian work truck. Its standard features are 17 inch wheels, a radio, and vinyl interior. Even air conditioning is an option. The XLT has the a/c as standard, as well as cloth upholstery, cruise control, chrome wheels, a CD player, and powered accessories. The FX4 has numerous modifications aimed specifically at off-roading, including a limited slip rear axle, manual shift transfer case, extra stout shock absorbers, and skid plates. The cream of the crop, the Lariat comes with 18 inch alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, leather upholstery on the interior, powered front seats. A nice touch, a hidden flip-down tailgate step, is standard equipment on all trim levels.
Available options on all trims include a reverse park assist, a navigation system, powered mirrors that fold and telescope, and a DVD entertainment system for their rear seat passengers that will no doubt prove popular with those who sometimes use their F350 as a family vehicle.
For those who plan to do serious towing with this truck, the Tow Command System which automatically integrates the trailer braking with the truck breaks is a must have option.
Three engine options provide ample power for whatever the job requires. The basic engine is a 5.4 liter V8 burning gasoline that generates 300 horsepower and 365 foot pounds of torque. Upping the power ante while still burning gas is an optional 6.8 liter V10, which churns out 362 horsepower and 457 foot pounds of torque. The most popular choice for serious work however, is 6.4 liter Powerstroke turbodiesel V8 that produces 350 horses 650 foot pounds. All engine are available with a six speed manual or a five speed automatic tranny, and can be had with either two wheel or four wheel drive.
In the right configuration, the 08 F350 is rated to tow as much as 15,000 pounds, can handle over 23,000 pounds gross combined weight with an optional 4.10 axle in the rear.
The interior of the F350 is of relatively simple but attractive design, well suited to this trucks mission. F-Series trucks remain remarkably quiet and comfortable for their size and power, and the 2008 F350 is no exception.
|Ford : F-350 Lariat King Ranch Crew Cab Long Bed Diesel 4x4 2008 Lariat Turbo 6.4L V8 32V 4WD Moonroof Leather CD Remote Start Backup Camera||US $39,900.00||2d 22h 41m|
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