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2012 Ford F-450

2012 Ford F-450 Review

(2 Stars) 

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The Ford F-450 truly is the mother of all hard-working pickup trucks. When you need a solid, reliable pickup truck that gets the job done, you get a Ford F-150. When you need something more, something that can handle the toughest jobs, you get a Ford F-350. When you need a pickup truck to handle an impossible workload, the Ford F-450 is the truck you’re looking for.

In the past, the Ford F-450 was an entirely custom made vehicle, produced by buying a commercial chassis cab from Ford and then having an after-market outfitter put the rest of it together. Recognizing a serious need for high-powered, super duty trucks, Ford now does all the work for you, allowing you to purchase an intact Ford F-450 and drive it right off the lot and into a life of dependable hard work.

Unlike other Ford F-series models, the configuration of the 2012 Ford F-450 is limited to one: Crew Cab, long bed. The Ford F-450 only comes with one engine, a 6.7-Liter V-8 turbocharged diesel, and all Ford F-450s are all-wheel drive. That being said, these are probably the optimum features for the responsibilities your 2012 Ford F-450 is likely to have to take on anyway, and you do still have the same trim options you’ll find in other F-series Fords; the base XL, the XLT, the Lariat, and the awesome King Ranch.

To be honest, the Ford F-450 is probably more truck than most of us will ever need. The Ford F-150 is quite good enough for most truck users, and the Ford F-350 can do just about anything the 150 can’t. But if you’ve got to haul the biggest loads, navigate the toughest terrain, or both on a regular basis, or if you just want the big daddy of pickup trucks in your stable, go ahead and pick yourself out a nice Ford F-450 Super Duty.

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