Other than my heater core going out and the blender-door motor breaking, this truck has been the most reliable and comfortable vehicle I have driven. I must say it is one of Ford's best vehicles ever made. Fuel economy is a downside, but with a K & N air filter and fiberglass tonneau cover, I get 25 mpg on the highway and 16 in the city. If you want a truck, get an F-150.
The nice sound of the engine, the comfort, and the smooth ride.
I know the technology is out there to improve the fuel economy of a vehicle this size. Also, some features should not have been electronic, such as the knob that controls the blender door determining the temperature of the air blowing out the vents.
Never thought about getting a truck,
but an implulse buy made me glad I did.
It has moved me 3 times over the last 3
years. This thing is very reliable, and
for 115000 miles still work like a
charm. The 4.2 V6 w/ 5sp has a bit of
get-up and is fantastic on the highway.
Great control location, and the
interior design is highly functional
and comfy. Exterior design is OK.
Residual is alright for a 1997, but I
have no plans in selling it. I'm trying
to put in a CD player, but the 1997
stereo is unique, and I can't find one!
A boatload of crap or a weeks worth of
groceries fit behind the front seat.
Hmmm-instrument cluster has dual fuel
filler door indicators (i'm not quite
THAT slow) and a cruise control
indicator that isn't even functional on
the F-150 (for use in the expedition???)
The Ford PU is a very good truck for
the person who does not desire to have
a lot of bed space,, I use mine
primarily to go back and forth to work
for a total of 28 miles per day 5 days
per week. The mileage is about 15
miles per gallon with the automatic
that I have
I THINK THAT THE MILEASGE COULD BE
IMPROVED TO ABOUT 17 WITH A FEW MINOR
ADJUSTMENTS AT THE FACTORY