Recently bought this truck used. My first BIG TRUCK. Also my first V8. Awesome power added with the 4X4 and you have a powerful truck that can do just about anything you may ask it to. You can't go wrong with the best built truck on the market. I recently slid on some ice and hit a guardrail going about 35mph and I was not hurt at all and the truck only had some fender damage (and the airbags work!). FORD TOUGH is right on - probably saved me from being hurt.
The room in the cab is great. I don't need a 4 door cab, so this one suits me fine. Plus I like having the extra room in the truck while still having the 8 foot bed. 4X4 is always a plus.
Just like everyone else that owns a big truck, I'll gripe about the fuel cost sometimes, but that usually goes away once I get behind the wheel.
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.
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