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2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning - Consumer Reviews

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By RTStabler51
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2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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From the day the 99 Lightning came out I loved the truck. Finally, in 2004 I could finally 'afford' one. The Lightning was my first truck I have ever owned and loved every minute of ownership. Minus the lacking gas mileage the truck gets (you have to pay to play), there isn't really anything to improve on. The Supercharger whine is addictive! I have gotten many compliments on the truck and it has kept a wide grin on my face. I drive this truck DAILY in the Washington, DC area with no issues! I would recommend anyone looking for a utilitarian type vehicle to snag one of these up in a heartbeat!


Best Features

Supercharger whine! Utility, Utility, Utility! Did I mention utility?


Worst Features

None.


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Better than you think it is...
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By WV SVT
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2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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This is a unique 'niche' vehicle, and being such will get you plenty of attention. My '00 dyno'd at 308 wheel HP/363 lb/ft torque in 10/04 with just an intake and new plugs. Buy a Lightning, and you will not regret it. Torque is a lovely thing, and L's have plenty. You can haul stuff, too (I haul a race car on a trailer with mine, no sweat). No, it isn't the most efficient vehicle out there. Hello? It weighs 4,800 lbs and has a supercharger! If you want efficiency, Toyota sells the Prius. Lightnings are the anti-Prius. This is one of -if not 'the'- funnest vehicle I've ever owned. Excellent daily driver. Mid-13s in the 1/4 mile. It does it all.


Best Features

Torque, and plenty of it. Runs 13-sec 1/4 mile ETs right outta' the box. Can tow 5,000 lbs. Ride is comfy, but not sporty. Freeway on-ramps are where this truck rules.


Worst Features

The Alcantara fabric on the seats wears over time. Not a major issue, however. If we ever get a next-gen Lightning, an extended cab version would sell like hotcakes.


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HMMMMMMM
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By sirdriftalot
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2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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GAS GUZZLING BEAST... major turnoff.... Not as was as claimed... 280 dyno'd truck w 28k miles.. black sucks too


Best Features

looks good


Worst Features

gas consumption adjustments...


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my toy
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By djxrey
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2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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i am very happy i bought the truck... I recommend anyone to buy this truck... only downside is the gas mileage


Best Features

everything


Worst Features

fuel consumption moderation


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LOVE MY TRUCK
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By fordsvtowner
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2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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Ever since buying this truck, i've had a blast driving it. There's nothing out there like it. Can't wait to see the new 2004 next year.


Best Features

The stock 360 hp. GREAT looks.


Worst Features

I've changed the supercharger to a Kenne-Bell, Headers, exhaust, and chip.It is great. Next change will be a new pulley.


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