1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Consumer Review: Love my Lightning

1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Regular Cab - Consumer Review

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Love my Lightning
By JAK on


1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


Excellent performance, acceleration and
handling on curves and at high speed.
Not a good vehicle for gas mileage:
averages about 13.5 city and about 15
on the highway. No problems with the
truck except clear coat. The clear
coat evidently is not compatable with
Louisiana water--the water ATE it.
Can't polish it back to new luster.
Not good mileage on tires either--
Goodyear F1's 295/45ZR18 may last 20k
with rotations every 3k and watch the
air pressure.

Best Features

Great engine. Nice interior. Good sound system for a stock vehicle.

Worst Features

Better clear coat please. Different paint colors--like the SVT cobra's. Beef up the transmission--shifts like the transmission is gonna blow--even at low rpm <3000. Different tire manufacturer--get tires that will last at least 30k. $1k to $1.5k every 20,000 miles is expensive.
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