Love this truck . Bought it used with 158k on it . Previous owner was meticulous with it . Amsoil and filter oil changed every 7k miles . Interior is roomy and comfortable . Design is blah , very plain . Like GM and Dodge cockpits better . Have an Slt Lariat Crew cab . have a KN cold air intake ( installed by previous owner ) but I am troubled by the gas mileage . I drive about 70 mph on the highway with cruise constantly . I am only getting 14 and change per gallon . Whats going on . Previous owner swears he was getting 15-18 depending on howhe drove. I do not get into the gas and rarely go over 2k on the tach . Any suggestions ?have the 5.4
Previously I owned a 2002 Chevy
TrailBlazer SLT. I found
towing my 16ft. aluminum boat on a
steep grade to be rather poor with the
(15.8 MPG Hwy) 5.4 ltr V8. Chevy's 4.2
inline 6 cylinder would have dragged
this boat to the top while
I also found the Lariat package of my F-
150 to be rather lack luster. No heated
seats nor the simplisity of a pocket on
the back of the front seats. There's no
storage room! For the price of this
vehicle and the top-of-the-line Lariat
package, it should have been much more.
Other than the rugged body construction
and durability, there are no features
that I particuarly like.
Fire the designers and get some that
can actually design. Upgrade the
interior without increasing price.
Create some storage areas, copy GM or
I have the 5.4 V8, Tow, Moonroof, power
rear window, 6 disk in-dash, and
purchased for 28K. Now at 3500 miles
there are no rattles,squeaks or wind
noise. Alignment is perfect. The ride
is firm. Interior quality is excellent.
The seats have been raised 2-3 inches
from previous models. I am relatively
short (5'7") My feet just touch the
floor. The seats took some getting used
to. Low mounted door arm-rests not
practical due to tall seats. Engine
power is very adequate. I tow a 5,500lb
boat frequently. This truck accelerates
well with or without boat in tow. Truck
does not deserve "suggish" ratings.
Excellent quality and good performance
for the price.
My favorite features are the 5.4 V-8,
Sunroof, and power rear window. In the
Supercab and larger trucks, the old
style manual sliding rear windows were
hard/ dangerous to reach from the
drivers seat. Now they are practical
and safe to use.
Raise the door arm rest or
put back the older style door pull-
handle. The pillar mounted grab-
handle is intrusive. Make more like
the 2000 Expediton models. Transmission
whine very noticeable at lower highway
speeds. (45-60) mph. Ruins otherwise
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