I work for a construction company and travel all over the U.S. and average 42,000 miles per year. This truck has never left me stranded even when it had a pre-mature trasmission failture at 65K it still got me back to my home town. (I was 100 miles out) The transmission was replaced and the truck now has 301,500 miles on it and this transmission still is going strong, so I assume the 1st one was a unusual failure. The engine still runs strong but does use a quart of oil between changes, I have the oil changed every 3 to 4 K and the oil allways looks clean. I am going to keep driving it because when it is cleaned up it still looks like a new truck.
I bought this truck new in 2000. V6 5speed. It's now almost 12 yrs old and what a ride. I will have 200,000 miles on it this month and the only things that I had to have had to fix, besides routine maintenence- Fluid changes, Brakes and Tires- are the water pump and the ignition coil. The v6 with the manual tranny has plenty of power and dose great on the highway. If you need a good dependable truck, this is the one.
This is the best truck out there. No problems with anything. One thing I have found the dealer does the best work on the truck. I am afraid to trade and buy another one as I can not get anything for this one and it is so reliable.
Tough and durable, do the p/m work and drive it. Nothing fancy about these trucks like the ride is a little rough but well worth it.
The sharp design has continued to baffle people as to its age and I am often asked if I'd like to sell it.
It is almost to 140,000 miles and runs like a bear.
While I take very good care of my vehicles, not much as been necessary with my truck other than routine care and minor repairs -- very minor!
The power is excellent, driving is smooth and easy and easy to switch to 4x4. The leather seats adjust perfectly, especially on long drives.
I have hauled boats, cars, and heavy closed trailers without any problem.
Ford is excellent...my 1966 F100 has almost 500,000 miles on the original engine!
The flare design with side step keeps it looking ageless.
Can't beat the comfort of the leather adjustable seats and as always, Ford has the quickest heat or air conditioning. Easy to see out and mirrors allow easy rear views. The back seats are rather comfortable considering the size. The engine is sweet with great power and push when needed.
Only downsize, especially in this day and age, is the gas mileage, but even still I love driving it everywhere!
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