187k miles(!). Smokin deal for babied truck I couldn't pass up. Steering, tranny, engine, brakes = superb. I researched trucks for wks. 2001 F150 is SOLID with awesome reliability. I drove many Chevys and none of them felt as robust as the F150. This is an incredibly well built truck with outstanding ext paint quality, plenty of muscle, & smooth ride. With flowmaster exhaust it roars like a lion. Handling is outstanding for a 9 year old truck. Power steering is perfect touch and feel. Adjustable pedals, compass, outside temp, pwr everything, big center console, incredible leg room in back, etc are all just sauce on a juicy slab of grade A beef. Truly Ford hit a homerun with this model yr
4 doors, leg room (I am 6'3 and there is plenty of room to spare), 5.4l V8 (vroom), tow power, aesthetics, nicely padded seat with high quality springs and KILLER back support (think Serta mattress--seriously), loads of extras (compartments, lights, compass, temp, etc), etc etc etc
Overall this is a fantastic machine. Hard to criticize it. If you're looking for an older truck to buy cash as we were, this is the one you want: 2001 Lariat 5.4 liter V8 w. off road package. Feel the weight of the doors. Listen to them slam tightly shut. Compare to Chevy. No comparison.