I must admit, this truck has been nothing short of bulletproof. I've got 96,000 on it, and it's been to the dealer once for a broken mounting stud on the rear cab glass. I attribute this to my maintenance and the fact I got a good one this time. You must change the tranny fluid on these trucks, it's a must. I've also found the Triton V8s like full synthetic oil. I also recommend getting one with the factory tow package, you get an auxiliary trans and oil cooler. All in all, a great truck with a good ride. I've also made some aftermarket improvements- 4" lift kit, shift kit, and new intake.
Comfortable interior, easy to use climate controls, decent power, easy to work on (for the most part), great availability of aftermarket parts.
Ford - put zerk fittings on your ball joints and steering components. I know this is a big money maker for your service departments, but for guys like me who do everything themselves, it screams cheap and shady. And what were you thinking with the location of the spark plugs?
I use my F150 for work to haul my boat as I am a fishing guide. It is a well built truck that very adequately tows. The only complaint that I have in towing is that the engine can use more low end torque. This is due in part to the fact that it is a SOHC engine versus a pushrod design which is known to have much stronger low end torque. The ride and handling is first rate. The quality of components and their assembly is far superior to the domestic competition and the ruggedness, durability, and beefy frame and suspension makes you realize that the Japanese trucks really fall short in these key areas in comparison. Ford trucks continue to be the best built trucks on the road today.
Spaciousness of the interior, quality of materials used and their assembly, rugged good looks, quality of the paint, heavy frame and suspension, great ride even when the bed is empty, and ample towing capacity.
Either bring back the 351 pushrod engine or put the V10 engine in the F150 so that it has good low end torque.
We have had this truck for over 3 years. Only had to have it in once for warranty work. Just had to adjust power window on the driver's side. Love the comfort inside, especially on long trips. This is our 4th F150 and I can't wait to get our 5th one with the new make over! It is the best selling vehicle for a reason. Most dependable ride I have ever had.
I love it all! Its dependability gives you piece of mind.