by missmexico on May 26, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 3dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB
(xlt 2wd flare side 4.6 v8 4sp automatic )
Bought new in 97; love her. Did have problem with a blockage in oil pan that caused the engine to lock up around 90k mi. (factory fluke) Ford was a dick about it, but has still been good truck. She has had her share of small problem from parts breaking from old age. The transmission sucks and has now power in 2nd and I wish I could change that, but still going with around 200000 miles on her. Truck gets around 14.5 in city and 17.5 on highway. She got rear ended on may 8th, totaled, or I would driver her into the ground. Not a fan of the gas mileage, but would take her over another truck.
by Stopher on Jan 26, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 3dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB
Bought 2 yrs old w/ 21K miles. Love it
but had some problems w/ it that
shouldn't have happend w/ low miles.
50K replaced upper/lower ball joints.
52K replaced U-joints. 54K needed 1st
tuneup w/ new plugs/wires. 55K
replaced calipers, due to seizing up,
ruining brakes & rotors (Ford just
replaced brakes 15K miles ago &
wouldn't cover). I currently have 59K
on it. I baby it & don't drive much &
maintain in accordance w/ owners
manual. Fuel mileage sucks. 13 mpg
City, 15 trip. When I tow sleds (not
often), 9-10 mpg. I have extended 7yr
100K warranty which Ford dealership
sold me, but it basically covers
nothing! Great ride!
New engines, new sheet metal and a new suspension compliment dual airbags and class-leading side-impact protection in this user-friendly heavy hauler. All SuperCab models get a third door for easy access to the rear compartment. Grille styling is slightly different depending on what drive system is selected.