2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab Lariat 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
This has been a great truck. I paid $26,500 on March of 2006 it had 30,000 miles on it when it was new. The sticker was $49,000 when new. Spark Plugs must be replaced every 50,000 miles. My 16 year old drives in now with 203,000 miles. Original motor and transmission still going strong. Pretty much everything else has been replaced. Rides and runs good. Gas mileage averages around 12mpg. That would be my only complaint. All window regulators have been replaced even the rear ones that were never used.
2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCrew Lariat 4WD Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
Only vehicle I've bought new (usually buy slightly used to avoid the steep depreciation driving it off lot) and it has been well worth it. Only major expense was replacing the spark plugs. Took it to the dealer and it cost $900. Had the second set installed recently at $250K and he was able to complete the work for $400. Very reliable vehicle and the look of it still isn't outdated after 15 years.
2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I have a 2004 F150 that I bought in 2015 with 67,000 miles. 5.4 cam phaser knock and rust on the rear quarter panel as is typical for cars in this area...especially ford trucks. I now have 97,000 miles and other than the noisy phasers, I’ve had absolutely zero problems with it. Been a Chevy guy all my life until the 5.3 and 6.3 engines completely crapped out on two consecutive Yukon’s...sorry Chevy, not coming back and just bought another ford truck this weekend