by natureschild88 on Jul 2, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab FX4 4WD Flareside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
Simply put: best vehicle I have ever owned. I bought my '04 FX4 with 50k miles. After owning for 5 years, I sold it with 174k miles on it. Every mile was hard driven. I have a heavy foot, like to
floor it, frequently jump curbs with it, drive it like I stole it. Towed a 19' boat from San Diego to Lake Havasu and back on multiple occasions. Previous owner replaced the transmission: he was towing a 26' cabin cruiser with it - something you need an f250 for. Only thing I did was replace alternator and serp belt. Oil changes every 5-7k miles with MobilOne 5-20 full synthetic. I sold the truck to buy a newer model. At 174k miles, excellent resale value. Felt like crying the next day. Best truck.
by floridafordleo on Dec 14, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab FX4 4WD Flareside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
Bought the truck in January 2004 when there weren't many on the road. 120,000 miles later and the only two things on the entire truck that have broke was the passenger side window motor and the grommet on the center shift linkage.
Unbelievable low maintenance truck.
Been using mobile one full synthetic oil since it was a baby and Fram filters.
Two sets of brakes and 3 sets of tires later the truck is perfect.
Everything in the truck still works even those back up sensors.
Put a leveling kit on it when it was new and thats it.
Great truck, not looking forward to changing the plugs though, that maybe a big problem due to the issue with the 5.4 and the spark plugs breaking off.
by Mad ford owner!!!! on Apr 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab FX4 4WD Flareside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
Truck was ok till it hit about 100,000 four wheel drive went out, engine blew and rear end shuttered during turns. Every mechanic I talked to said this is not uncommon for the 5.4 after 100,000 the oil pumps quit and the engine self destructs, Ford knows they got a problem and wont fix it sounds like Toyota to me.
by Christian C. on Apr 8, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab FX4 4WD Flareside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I had a hard time finding the exact
model that I wanted, but it was worth
the wait. Very quiet, strong built, and
fun to drive. I saw an add on TV with
Joe Montana, and he was driving the
exact model and color (red) that I
have! Wahoo. I just need to get a few
bales of hay to throw in the back to
complete the picture.
by PLACEysup on Mar 29, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab FX4 4WD Flareside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I agree about the sluggish engine. It
doesnt seem to want to get up and go
when accelerating from 50 mph and
above. The gauges for the FX4 have red
needles. Hard to see in daylight with
sunglasses on. Lose the suicide doors
on extended cabs. Hard to load cargo in
parking spaces next to other cars.
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