Bought new, now 82,000 miles (Driving this truck less now due to high gas prices). Only mechanical problem has been door actuators, which I have had to replace. Have used 4wd a lot with no problems. This has been a very reliable truck I can count on and even though is depreciating fast I have no plans to sell as long as it holds up. Rides like a big luxury car on highway. Is developing some rust at bottom inside of doors. Back seat is not comfortable for adults. Gas mileage is poor, 12/16.
Command of road, good handling, built Ford tough, reliable, hard to get stuck with LSD and 4wd
2000 Ford F-150 Extended Cab XL 4dr Extended Cab SB
This is the best truck out there. No problems with anything. One thing I have found the dealer does the best work on the truck. I am afraid to trade and buy another one as I can not get anything for this one and it is so reliable.
Tough and durable, do the p/m work and drive it. Nothing fancy about these trucks like the ride is a little rough but well worth it.
2000 Ford F-150 Extended Cab XLT 4dr Extended Cab SB
I work for a construction company and travel all over the U.S. and average 42,000 miles per year. This truck has never left me stranded even when it had a pre-mature trasmission failture at 65K it still got me back to my home town. (I was 100 miles out) The transmission was replaced and the truck now has 301,500 miles on it and this transmission still is going strong, so I assume the 1st one was a unusual failure. The engine still runs strong but does use a quart of oil between changes, I have the oil changed every 3 to 4 K and the oil allways looks clean. I am going to keep driving it because when it is cleaned up it still looks like a new truck.
Bought the truck used. Love it. I just replaced the engine at 67000 miles (spun 4 bearings). Risks of buying used with no history. Other then that, the truck has been great. Lots of towing power (5.4 engine). Good cruiser. Owned many brand of trucks in the past, this one is the best.
Leather interior with captain chairs are very comfortable. Great road vision all the way around the cab.
Needs better back seat comfort. More angle for the back rest. 5.4 does drink a lot of gas.
2000 Ford F-150 Extended Cab Lariat 4dr Extended Cab SB
It is extremely reliable and for the miles on it, it has only needed one tranny service and currently is misfiring on cylinder 7. But with the miles and how much I pulled a trailer with it, it's a nice truck and it could sit a little higher, 17 inch wheels should be changed to another size maybe 18" because of the tire prices, 18s being cheaper, engine could use some more power, but overall it is a great truck.
The seats are really comfortable and everything is right where you need it to be.
Ground clearance has been an issue, the 17 inch wheels could be 18s because of tire prices (BFG long trail T/As). Engine could use more power and fuel filter could be relocated.