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2003 Ford F-150

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By BlackLightningS8
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2003 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab SVT Lightning Rwd Flareside SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A)


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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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bad transmission and rear
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By Joe Nicholson
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2003 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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The transmission slips and the rear bangs on hills. The dealer cannot duplicate the noise and no one is around to come for a ride with me. This is a big disappointment for the best selling truck. I should have bought a Toyota.


Favorite Features

The cab is comfortable and roomy.


Suggested Improvements

Check the transmission and rears on these trucks.


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bad ride
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By ilersg
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2003 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab XLT Rwd Flareside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M)


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This truck looks good but on the concrete freeways it has a real bad washboard ride the whole way. I asked the dealer if there was anything I could do to improve the ride and they said not to their knowledge. So now I will buy a GMC.


Favorite Features

Looks good with the flareside.


Suggested Improvements

Ride options and a dealer that cares whether I am satisfied.


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The Worst Vehicle I have Owned.
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By colorado1974
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2003 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCrew XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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This thing was in the shop 5 times in the first month. The build quality inside was terrible. A park bench is more comfortable than any of the seats. I never got around to towing anything because it was in the shop all the time. Finally got it bought back under lemon law.


Favorite Features

none what so ever.


Suggested Improvements

Maybe the new 2004 will be better.


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Fun for $2.50 a gallon
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By stodd
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2003 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab SVT Lightning Rwd Flareside SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A)


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This truck is by far the fun pedal of the new car market.After the new wears off, smoking burnout for the youngsters, (I'm 54)its still a lot of grins, if you want for an everday driver FORGET it. It's like having a Street Rod without the work.


Favorite Features

Instant tire smoke, the whine of the Eaton. The overall look and feel of the truck.


Suggested Improvements

Up to date floor shifter that works, Lower rear height, say 2 more inches and stop lying about 16MPG it just does not happen.But if you want gas millage buy a Hybird!


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