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2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

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SVT Lightning 5.4L V8 Supercharger 4-speed Automatic 6.6 ft. Bed - (33 reviews )
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World's Fastest Pick-Up Truck!!!!!
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By Frank X.
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Vehicle

2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab SVT Lightning Rwd Flareside SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A)


Review

All I have to say is that this pick-up truck is the best the world has ever seen. This truck is so versitile that it will run the 1/4 mile and beat all the imports out there, tow a boat / trailer or even help you in a move! Anyone thinking about spending 30 grand on a performance vehicle and still undecided on what to buy give the SVT Lightning a look. And for all of you waiting for the 2005 Lightning----this truck will truly be the king of the road!!! In every aspect of performance you can think of!!!!


Favorite Features

Everything!!!! Supercharger and the 18" Goodyears that hook up and will put a smile on your face if you feel like leaving some rubber on the road!!!!


Suggested Improvements

To go manual but hey 2005 is just around the corner!!!!


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Ivan`s Ford Lightning review
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By ivanivan
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2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab SVT Lightning Rwd Flareside SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A)


Review

I traded my 1999 Mustang GT for a 2003 Ford Lightning Truck. This thing pulls in every gear with monster torque. It blows the Mustang GT away and just about everything else on the road. Plus,you can tow a boat with it. The cab in very roomy and the seats support you very well and, keep you from sliding around when turning. The only draw back is that it only comes with an automatic transmission. I don`t really miss it with this kind of power.


Favorite Features

SVT front grill, SVT Clear tail lights, SVT White gauges, Eaton supercharger, 3.73 rear gear, AM & FM Stereo 6 disc CD player, rims, SVT Bucket seats, fog lamps, side mirrors turn signal indicator, tonal cover, locking tail- gate and towing hitch.


Suggested Improvements

a better sound system. I like the 6 disc in dash CD player but, the system doesn`t have enough power and sounds weak.


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By kevin weld
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Vehicle

2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab SVT Lightning Rwd Flareside SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A)


Review

The f150 svt is a good design the 380 hp is good for fun but the fuel is not the bast but not to bad.


Favorite Features

my favorite feature is the hp it is fun to go o-60 in 5.7 sec. and low 13's in a 1/2 mile


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My Old Ford...
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By Suprchargrme
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2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab SVT Lightning Rwd Flareside SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A)


Review

I love this truck!,from it's sport's car handling to it's Supercharger g-force acceleration,to it's special exterior look's that say's I'm not your regular F-150 you wanna race ? It is a lot of fun,I'm glad a went ahead and bought it after looking at them for three year's,Plus it seem's I get that extra special greeting when I arrive at the dealership for an oil change...


Favorite Features

SUPERCHARGER..


Suggested Improvements

Better quality paint control..


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Back to Basics Hot Rod
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By BlackLightningS8
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Vehicle

2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab SVT Lightning Rwd Flareside SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A)


Review

A fun and exctng vehcl, prfrmnc on par with a BB muscle car. The interior is very unsophstcted, boring and neither fnctnal nor sprty. The tires work very well but last about 10K mi due to the wght and ease of unintntnal tires spin. It is geard so low that at 80 mph it runs at 2500 rpm, it seriously needs a 6 spd man tranny. It tows my boat very well. It runs the advertised 140mph and feels like it's on rails. The hndlng is superb, thumbs up to SVT for a very neutral well-blncd hndlng pckg. The SC is awsome, a chip will improve shifts and adds some power. It is a narrowly focused package that lacks versitility, but the prfmnc is excllnt.


Favorite Features

Supercharger.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger rear rim and tires. Six Speed transmission. Bucket seats and console. IRS Suspension. Humm....That would make it a 2005 ligtning huh. Thanks Ford..!!! How about the same engine and handling in a ZR2 4x4 Truck package. That would really be awsome.


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