I had a '97 f-150 4.6 ran great but
traded it in for a '03 f-150 5.4
because the '97 had 210,000 miles.
The '97 never had major problems.
The '03 I have pretty much sucks. Motor
knocks on a cold start, tranny shifts
funny, and the rear diff "grabs" when
making a sharpe turn. Needless to say
the '03 is for sale.
The power pedals and power rear window
in the '03 is pretty nice to have.
Although the quality of the 5.4 in my
opinion sucks, it pulls nice w/ a
6,000lbs trailer. The '97 w/ the 4.6
was underpowered but held up longer
than the 5.4
I've heard of other people not liking
the 5.4 due to problems. Same goes for
the rear diff. In fact I've heard bad
stories about all American trucks
except for the power stroke and duramax.
I have had Chevys since 1967 used to be
a Ford man. Chevy wouldn't give me a
good trade in so I went to Ford. I like
my new truck but have found something's
wrong. Work men ship is a little bad.
Seat belt put installed backward, Pedal
adjustment missing, Read door out of
adjustment, gap on dash board on drivers
side and no tinted windshield. . All in
all I like the truck, just have to get
used to driving a Ford.
(Could improve) Tilt steering, wheel
down and cannot see speed or turning
lights on dash. Post from roof block to
much and cause large blind spots. Gas
miles no better then my Chevy 8 Cyl.
Wind noise around doors. Tinted
windshield should be standard.
My last pickup was a 1988 F-150 regular
cab. Stick, no air, upgraded XL
package, that was 15 years ago when I
got it off the lot! WE are finishing
putting our kids through college so it
was time for me. I ordered exactly what
I wanted, 2 tone XLT, auto, air and
even a splurge of the Moon roof. It is
my dream truck, right down to the
colors I picked. I had the dealer add
the egg grate grill (same as the
heritage edition with chrome trim) and
chrome nurf bars to make it perfect!
We traveled on a 1400 mile trip to get
our daughter at college and it was very
Moon roof, factory installed. Well
worth the money and the 6 disk CD
player! The sound system is awesome!
Add wood trim inside and White
background to the speed odometer and