The Ford F-Series fits the bill if you need to carry large loads, tow just about anything, and like a comfortable and spacious cabin.This month Coffey Ford, Dandenong, one of Melbourne's largest Ford dealerships and certainly longest established - just one year shy of 50 years of successful trading - has an awesome 4x4 F-Series available. Now this vehicle is not going to sit in their yard for long as it is a highly desirable 4x4 that is in great condition, well equipped and ready to roll. It is powered by an extraordinarily capable 7.3-litre turbo-diesel V8 engine that pumps out 175kW of power at 2600 rpm and a huge 684Nm of torque at 1800 rpm. Obviously with this sort of grunt this vehicle is superb for towing, crawling over 4X4 tracks, or delivering comfortable transport to and from the work site. Just 4x4s has road tested a similar F-250 and I can say that acceleration is excellent and don't be put off by the large engine - it delivered extremely competitive fuel economy - as being so large in capacity it was hardly working at all in normal driving circumstances.
Making this vehicle that little bit special is the fact that it is a high spec XLT Crew Cab utility complete with a colour coded canopy. This means there is seating for five and a lockable utility area where work tools or other goods can be securely carried. If towing a caravan, this would be ideal for all the extra bits and pieces you need when heading off on that big trip. As well as being practical and flexible, able to accommodate a number of uses, this black beauty looks a million dollars as well!
Finished in Ebony Black it has a Billet Sports grille, alloy side steps and matching bumper/bull bar, driving lights and snorkel. For a vehicle that looks tough and capable, there is a pleasant surprise inside, as it is well finished and offers plenty of comfort. For front passengers there are twin bucket seats, large centre console and glovebox. There is a 4-speed column shift automatic, air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, cruise control, digital clock (in radio), practical grey interior colour scheme and rubber floor covering.
Upping the ante in the entertainment stakes, this vehicle also has a DVD player fitted. It is also a very safe 4x4, with driver and front passenger airbags, limited slip diff, four wheel ABS braking, remote entry and height adjustable seat belts. The driver has a commanding view of the road in the F-Series and there is full instrumentation, complete with tachometer, trip meter, oil pressure, battery and temperature gauges, 12 volt accessory plug and loads of storage and front cup holders. The previous owner of this superb vehicle obviously felt it was something special as the registration plates simply read, "TheBest", which may be either the best or the beast! This is an exceptional F250 4x4 and is priced to sell at just $87,990 drive away.
To see more photos and Coffey Ford's full range, visit www.coffeyford.com.au or better still, get on out to Dandenong and see this vehicle and plenty more ' in the metal'!