Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Ford F250 Outlaw — He Drove He Drove Edition — Part 3

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Why You Should Buy This Truck:

Bumbeck: Because you need a super duty heavy hauler possessing nearly unlimited power along with with a degree of factory installed luxury and exterior style. Because you enjoy being able to move around an extremely large pickup truck with ridiculous ease at the touch of the throttle. Because you cannot live without the sound of diesels and turbochargers. Because you and Hoss have some stumps to pull.


Loverman: You are a torque junky. Forget heroin; the worm-drive feeling of unstoppable forward thrust is the greatest drug of them all. You have a large boat/trailer/camper/horse that needs to be moved around. It looks like pure evil, but in a good way. You will never get cut off again. If you like to sit high, man, this truck is a head above. You always wanted to be a bus driver. If you get the eight-foot bed, you can get the 38-gallon tank, which is almost big enough for 900-mile diaper-clad dashes to Florida.

Why You Should Not Buy This Truck:

Loverman: The F250 drives and rides like a paint jogger. It is socially irresponsible, not because of climate change, but because if you hit Bumbeck's Starlet, you're a murderer. Of both Bumbeck and Starlet. The F250 has more capability than you need. Even Ford's PR guy was having a hard time coming up with something besides "a really big boat" that weighs 15,000 lbs. Even with the sorta-from-certain-angles acceptable mileage, it costs $90 to fill the tank. Think of all the other great cars you could get for $50K.


Bumbeck: Because you feel the need to drive around in traffic like David Pearson at the 1969 Daytona 500. Because you want a practical commuter on a budget. Because you want to pretend as if you could tow or haul when you know you never will.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: No
· Fashion Victims: No
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: Yes
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: No
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: Yes
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: Yes
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: Yes
· Golfing Grandparents: No

Also Consider:
Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 4500
Chevy TopKick C4500
Mitsubishi Fuso Super Great
A Tug Boat

· Manufacturer: Ford
· Model tested: Super Duty F250 4X4 Crew Cab Outlaw
· Model year: 2007
· Price as Tested: $51,195
· Engine type: 6.0L Turbocharged V8 Diesel
· Horsepower: 325hp @ 3300 rpm
· Torque: 570 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
· Redline: 5000 rpm
· Wheels and Tires: 20" Forged Aluminum wheels w/ LT255/70R
· Drive type: Four-Wheel Drive w/ Transfer Case
· 0 - 60: 8 seconds
· 1/4 mile: N/A
· Fuel economy city/highway: N/A
Observed fuel economy: 15.6mpg
· NHTSA crash test rating front/side/rollover: NA


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It's the same in the Midwest, where trucks like these are status symbols as well. Actual working stiffs who need trucks tend to drive base model or well-used trucks. Douchebags drive the new top of the line models with leather seats and chome wheels.