I bought this truck brand new and as I say I've had it since it was a baby. It has been a great truck. Of course I have given it it's proper maintenance and has really paid off. I have been a Ford Woman since I was able to be a Ford Girl at 18. I am now in the decision making of color for my new 2007 F250 diesel with that new engine. I believe I need to order it in November for shipment in February. It seem like it will again be a white with tan leather interior.
Bought it used with 20,200 miles. No engine problems. Did have issues with parking brake setup. Mechanism froze up and brake shoes were toasted. Seems to be common problem with the rear disc brake/drum parking brake setup due to infrequent use of parking brake. Easy fix for $28 with parts from auto stores. Gas mileage is what you expect from full size truck - 15 city/18 highway.
Moonroof (not many trucks have sunroofs), 4wd, looks of stepside bed, and overall utility of a truck.
More tie down points in bed. Stepside does not have the loops on the bed rail, only one in each corner of the bed.
My F150 XLT Supercab, 4.2L, 6 cylinder automatic currently has 83,000 miles on the odometer. At under $19,000 new, it is one of the lowest cost, well equipped, six passenger vehicles available. It has only had one problem with a failure of the coil assembly. It was relatively low cost to repair & did not leave me dead out on the road. We use it as our primary vehicle for our family of four. It enables to go where we want, when we want & bring whatever we want. I have been rear-ended twice. The structure held up well & suffered minimal damage in both accidents. I plan on keeping this truck for at least ten years. I would recommend it for anyone wanting reliable people & cargo space.
Size is great for everything we do. It can carry six people & a large cargo load. Ride is better than my wife's car (Subaru Impreza). Driver comfort is great. I drove it to Washington DC from NH with no discomfort. This is the first vehicle I have owned, that's this comfortable during a long drive.
Power rear windows, brighter back-up lights, standard bed liner, more robust headlight switch, knob design. (I have broken 3).