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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
130,488 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. get some replacement panels from a body shop store (1 reports)
1997 Ford F-250 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1997 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 212012

(reported on)

F-250 Long Box 5.8L Gas

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,488 miles


I bought this truck because my car died and I still needed to get to work. Sadly, the trolls in the province I live in wouldn't allow the truck to pass an out-of-province inspection because of the rust holes in the box all around the rear wheel wells. So I bought two replacement panels from a body shop supply store. I haven't put them on yet, because I owe a guy from my old job several milkshakes and he said he'd do it for me provided that the milkshakes were forthcoming. It's really such a wonderful truck, really awesome for exploring the local swamps and muddy lease roads and gurgling with epic gurgliness at the Tim Hortons drive through.

- , Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada

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