I have a 2001 F-150 4.2L 6-cyl. My dad bought it in 2002 with about 15,000 miles on it. He ran it for 12 years loaded with all of his work equipment, which was a pretty heavy load. When I got it about 2 months ago it had 285,000 miles on it. As of now it has almost 289,000 miles on it and I'm confident I can get it to 350,000 miles easy. Original engine and tranny. The only things that have been replaced is the rotors, oil pump, drive shaft, and basic maintenance. Last month I ran it into a guide rail and other than a broken headlight and a bent bumper it was fine. I rely on this truck to get me to work and college on a daily basis. Very sturdy and reliable.
This is the first new vehicle I have
ever purchased. After selecting a
white,F150XL 2dr LB model, I added on
the 7700 payload package which
increased my towing GVW to over
10000lbs. It included a 3.73 gear diff.
I tow 2 horses regularly with no
problems. I've even towed a 15,000lb
Skid Loader (Although that was a
workout). I've never had a single
problem with this truck. The truck is
plain durable. I figure about 12-15 MPG
when towing a 5000lb horse trailer. I'd
still purchase this truck all over
again unless I could afford to go
This is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned.
I have over 220,000 miles on it and it just keeps on going strong.
Minimal maintenance costs. Well built truck.
Replaced the clutch and slave cylinder, brake pads and tires.