A Long White Elephant!
By Rich MacKinnon on
2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4dr Extended Cab LB
I purchased this truck in Dec 2006- my old 93 Suburban totally blew out it's transmission and I needed a vehicle as my wife is in a wheelchair & she got in and out if the Suburban easily, as well as loading her chair. This truck was a spur-of-the-moment thing as I didn't think I'd get credit. I did and my wife hates this truck! She cannot get into it! - The passenger seat is almost 2 inches higher than the driver seat- seat top is a full 36 inches from teh ground! - The Odometer keeps coming on & off due to a crack in the soldering (a problem noted on F150.net) - Fuel economy stinks! My Suburban with that big 350 got an average of 16 to 18! This small-block V8 gets 12 mpg. - The ABS died
Forward visibility is great
The seats could have reclined better, the center armrest as well. The Rear Visibility is HORRIBLE! The engine is a pain to change sparkplugs- and now the ABS module died- repairs are more than this thing sells for in 2009!