Great Truck, Poor power train
By Rob on
Vehicle2005 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M)
ReviewI have had this truck for 27 months and up until this week I have been very happy with it and its performance. For a 4X4 I constantly saw 15mpg (city) and 20mpg (highway). I have had problems with the truck. Three months ago the 4 wheel drive system would try to engage 4 wheel low while I was driving down the road at 50mph. The local dealer repaired the problem within a day. Just after 37K miles, while driving down the road the truck stopped applying power to the rear wheels. I had the truck towed to the dealership and was informed I would have to replace the transfer case. If you are looking to own a vehicle for an extended period of time I would stay away from this product line.
Best FeaturesAppearance! It is the only truck on the market that I like both the interior as well as the exterior.
Worst FeaturesImprove production quality as well as extend the basic power train warranty. If Ford cannot build a vehicle that cannot make it past 75K miles without major power train problems they should at least take care of their customers or stop building vehicles.
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