by piercejs4 on Dec 21, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-150
The truck has not left me stranded.
It's loud on the inside and something is always rattling, but it gets from A to B with 20 mpg.
If you want to keep the check engine light off in this truck, it is going to be expensive.
I am a DIY mechanic, which helps.
The transmission isn't great for towing, but I knew that when I bought it.
So far I have 85000 miles on the truck.
Bought this truck new for my son for school and work. He has over 140,000 miles on it now and not a single trip to the Service Dept except to change the fluids. Has exceeded all expectations. When they say Built Ford Tough, its true!
by Many Klatch on Oct 1, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-150
My 6 cylinder F-150 has been a real workhorse. My last couple of Ford Rangers lasted 150,000 miles before I traded them in and the F-150 seems to be on the same track. I get 22 mpg in mixed city and hiway driving with the manual 5 speed if I keep my foot off the gas. The 6 cylinder has all the power I need to haul lots of weight on those occasions when I need to haul 1,500 pounds. I had to replace a broken overload spring and upgraded to a heavier set to handle the weight. The engine didn't have a problem with a full load. The acid test was that the engine hauled all that weight over the Pennsylvania Turnpike in cruise control with very few problems.