by Brian on Sep 11, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Loved the truck at first, now with only over 11,000 miles I am beginning to have problems. The transmission clunks in 2nd gear and shakes in 3rd between 50-55 MPH. The rear window started leaking slowly, and the A/C is causing moisture to build under the carpet on the passenger side. Until all of this happened all at once I was completely satisfied.
by Disappointed on Dec 16, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
There are some nice features on this truck that caused me to buy it over a GM. Styling is nice, the assisted tailgate is a great idea and the extra space behind the seats on the regular cab was a big selling point. The problem is that the truck has a vibration between 40-55mph that they just can't seem to fix. After lots of time in the shop and thousands of dollars in warranty labor and parts it's still not fixed. Based on comments on the forum this is a fairly common problem on these trucks. If you buy one, test drive it carefully to make sure you don't have the vibration. It's easily felt in the steering wheel and seat. If it has it walk away and try another one.
by Diesel Hauler on Dec 1, 2003 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
The two rear doorlets on the Regular
Cab were the selling feature on this
truck. Having the extra space behind
the seats on a Regular Cab is great.
You get the benefits of almost an
extended cab (a place to put tools and
groceries) without the length of an
extended cab truck. Performance of the
4.6l is fine on the shortbed reg cab. I
don't think it would be enough power
for the 4x4 extended or super cabs.
It is a quiet truck and rides very well
on the highway. There are a few rattles
on rough roads but nothing worse than
most trucks. The assisted liftgate is
good. The higher bed walls make it
difficult to reach into the bed to get
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