2003 Ford F-150 Consumer Review: Frustrated that certain things

2003 Ford F-150 - Consumer Review

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XLT SuperCab (4.6L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual 6.6 ft. Bed)

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Frustrated that certain things are hard to get to, but!
By smoo4asw on


2003 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


The but is when you fix all the issues that were piling up it sits there and is about to stand up and tap dance for you-and on regular gas if you can choose a standard, non-supercharged V8 (if you must have the most power, you have to spend more money.)

Turns out after doing routine maintenance and tightening the suddenly very loose air intake mechanism together it's back happy and as long as that is the case, the idiot light should go off once we reset it-could finally tell that we had a vacuum leak but couldn't tell where it was coming from, and the spark plugs had never been replaced.

It's running like a top now, in every way. We're stuck with it now.

Best Features

That when you do regular maintenance and tighten things down right that it "just works"! It's supposed to break, but if you do the common sense items, it's like it's able to do anything! It's a superhero disguised as a truck! These are a few of my favorite things. See my other reviews for more.

Worst Features

Make the key fobs out of titanium so their key ring clips won't break. Make the AM/FM Cassette/CD Premium Stereo have a tape player that won't crap out just 4 months and 2 tapes after being refurbished professionally. And if we must press, over-solder the capacitors on the overhead display rather than requiring a third party to do Ford's work for them. Other than that, dump the EcoBoost crap and go back to these, because their problems are able to be worked around. You can't say that for the newer models.
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