This is a good vehicle with minor details marring the picture. Styling to me is the best of any modern truck. Well-designed interior very attractive to me, but cheap plastic materials put a damper on things. Has many rattles. Seats are VERY comfortable. Removable roof is cool but awkward. 302 V8 (185hp@3800, 270 lb-ft@2400) is refined and torquey; pulls like a freight train and lives under 2000 rpm; best feature of the truck. Good auto transmission. Handling and ride pretty good for a 4x4. Gas mileage in town is 14mpg, 19mpg highway both with a light foot. Strong underpinnings and good engineering mean this 4x4 can tackle most off roading stock. Don't like that gas fill is on driver side.
Excellent engine, removable top, seats, good looking inside and out, good ergonomics, stout F150 underpinnings, transmission, comprehensive gauges, tons of room, doesn't feel loaded even with 1000lb load in the back (which all fit BEHIND the back seat), can use F150 parts (cheap and available).
Wish interior built out of better materials, gas filler on back or passenger side preferable. More reliable electrics (one power win and power locks busted). Beeper on anytime driver door is open is annoying. Back seat hard to get into. Wish it weren't a computer controlled drivetrain.
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