I've been on the fence since this
truck came out. I was looking forward
to a 4-door truck, as the SUVs just
couldn't do the dirty jobs that trucks
can. I didn't want to spend the
money, but with the new model coming
out in 2004 I figured this was finally
the time. I went all out and got the
5.4 with the complete towing package
in lieu of the Lariat (S FL is too hot
for leather anyway!). This truck is
totally awesome, and everyone is
impressed at how much room there is.
You sacrifice a bit with only a 5 1/2
foot bed, but what's 6 inches!! If I
wanted less people room and more bed
(and a less powerful engine) I'd have
bought the Dodge!
I now have room to take family and
friends on the boat and spare them
from driving. The 5.4 gives me plenty
of power to pull my boat, all my
passengers, and plenty of scuba gear.
You almost forget that you are towing
with this powerhouse! 4-wheel disc
and ABS are definately a plus.
Make the front seat storage console
for CDs, not casettes. I would like to
see tires other than Generals as
factory, but I guess its better than
Firestone! Flareside makes the Roll N
Lock cover install funny--you loose
some width in the bed to make the
opening square for the cover.