2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Review

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Ford F-150 Heritage model years
  • 2004
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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Available V6 and manual transmission, respectable road manners, low pricing.
  • Limited engine choices and feature availability, poor IIHS crash test result, the new F-150 is bigger, faster and stronger.

It may be last year's model, but if all you need is a no-frills work truck, the Heritage offers good value and a functional design.

2004 Highlights

The F-150 Heritage is a carryover of last year's model and therefore presents no new changes. Intended primarily as an affordable work truck, the F-150 Heritage is offered as a standard or extended cab in XL and XLT trim with limited features lists. Notably, the Heritage models are the only F-150s that can still be equipped with a V6 engine and a manual transmission.

Consumer reviews

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4.25 out of 5 stars
Unbelievable Reliability
Big John,04/09/2009
4dr SuperCab XL Rwd Styleside LB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I can't say enough about this truck. I bought new in 7/04 and now have 58,000m, and as of 4/09, I had a blinker lightbulb go out. THAT's IT FOR REPAIRS!!!! I changed tires and redid the brakes as was necessary due to wear and tear, but otherwise...not a single problem (other than a lightbulb) in almost 60,000 miles. Not even a squeek problem. If you can find this as a used truck, I would GO FOR IT. I long hauled my boat and at other times my trailer, and had NO PROBLEMS towing them over mountains etc. More than enough power on my 4.6L Triton V-8. Who needs the bigger V-8? Not me!!! One of the few truely quality items I have ever had the joy to own in my entire lifetime. (I'm 56).
5 out of 5 stars
Very reliable !!
macf150,01/13/2013
4dr SuperCab XL Rwd Styleside LB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
My 2004 F-150 Heritage has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Currently, it has 161,000 miles and has had all routine maintenance performed.Starts evey time without fail. The 4.6L engine has proven to be more power than I need. I have owned a 97 and 98 F150 with the 4.2L V6 which seemed to have just enough power and were reliable as well. I recently test drove an 2013 F150 with the 3.7L V6 and the EcoBoost V6... What a powerplant !! I was pondering trading in my 04 but, it just didn't give me any reason to do so. First of all it's" paid off ". My goal is to reach 300K !!After all the years of ownership it still Rates 5 Stars !!
4 out of 5 stars
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage - a great truck so far!
Tim,06/08/2016
4dr SuperCab XLT Rwd Styleside LB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I am the second owner of a well-maintained 2004 F150 (V8) Heritage Supercab. I purchased the truck last year as a daily commuter, and thus far it has performed flawlessly without any issues, mechanical or otherwise. As others have stated in similar reviews, the turning radius and overall ride has proven to be one of the best features of this truck. Simply put, for an older truck, it is surprisingly comfortable to drive. Updated Review (6/9/2019) It’s been nearly four years/24K miles since my last review and I haven't experienced any problems to date. Overall, I’ve been very pleased with the performance and comfort of the truck.
4.88 out of 5 stars
It just doesn't break
mooseberry,09/10/2012
2dr Regular Cab XL 4WD Flareside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M)
new late in 04. Inspection revealed one screw in rt frt fender cross threaded. No other defects. Towed Coleman trailer several summers all over Montana, no problems. It simply has never failed its' mission. Has been through some very harsh winters up here. Had one problem with corroded emergency brake parts. Fixed by dealer. Caused by goo state sprays on roads. (eats metals). Best truck, best vehicle I've owned in 60 years.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Poor

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Used 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Overview

The Used 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage is offered in the following submodels: F-150 Heritage SuperCab, F-150 Heritage Regular Cab. Available styles include 4dr SuperCab XLT Rwd Styleside LB (4.6L 8cyl 4A), 4dr SuperCab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside LB (4.6L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside LB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A), 4dr SuperCab XL Rwd Styleside LB (4.6L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Flareside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL Rwd Styleside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XL Rwd Styleside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Flareside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Styleside LB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL 4WD Flareside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Styleside LB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XL 4WD Styleside LB (4.6L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab XL 4WD Styleside LB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 4dr SuperCab XL 4WD Styleside SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab XL 4WD Styleside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M), and 2dr Regular Cab XLT 4WD Flareside SB (4.2L 6cyl 5M). Pre-owned Ford F-150 Heritage models are available with a 4.6 L-liter gas engine or a 4.2 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 231 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage comes with rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual. The Used 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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