It is extremely reliable and for the miles on it, it has only needed one tranny service and currently is misfiring on cylinder 7. But with the miles and how much I pulled a trailer with it, it's a nice truck and it could sit a little higher, 17 inch wheels should be changed to another size maybe 18" because of the tire prices, 18s being cheaper, engine could use some more power, but overall it is a great truck.
The seats are really comfortable and everything is right where you need it to be.
Ground clearance has been an issue, the 17 inch wheels could be 18s because of tire prices (BFG long trail T/As). Engine could use more power and fuel filter could be relocated.
Overall no "major" quality or reliability problems, but enough to be annoying. Require several premature repairs after basic warranty; passenger door lock intermittent, rear sliding glass windows leaked from day one, cup holder spring broke, check engine light on and $300 sensor repair at 37 months (just out of warranty), cheap tires, brakes needed at replaced at 25K mikes, Cruise control sometimes acts erratic and disconnects on its own. Engine is powerful. Body finish is still excellent. Only big negative was that Ford service could never duplicate rear window leak (floor always wet after every rain). I finally repaired the leak myself.
Leather seating comfort, interior room, visibility great, easy to drive, smooth ride, hauls a lot of stuff. Best attribute is the brawn, toughness of the suspension, and ability to pull a bunch.
Factory tires were substandard and need upgraded. Workmanship quality could be improved; preventing rear glass from leaking and getting interior wet. All the rattles should be eliminated for a $29K truck.
I have a Lariat with the 5.4 in it
and am really impressed with the
pickup, but would really like to see
one with a five speed, I think it
would be more fun to drive. I get too
bored driving an automatic. plus the
performance would be a lot better with
a five speed. I really like the ride
and handling of the pickup and it does
everything I want it to do. We are
selling it because of the automatic,
we would probably keep it if it had a
I love it that it is a Lariat and
has the 5.4 in it.