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By Bob
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2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab FX4 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I am very happy with my 2004 F-150. We use to to pull our 30' camper and never have had an issue with it. People even stop me and say, "you pull that camper with that truck"? The drawback is the 8 mpg when pulling. I have towed from Michigan to Mammoth Caves, to Maine and to Virginia and never had a problem. The interior is very nice for a truck and the black trim holds up very well.


Best Features

Towing capacity, interior, body style


Worst Features

A/C needs to be colder, usually have to run on Max. A/C & Max A/C indicator lights are not bright enough in the day light.


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Ford spark plug problems
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By Jim
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2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Really have liked the truck bought new and its many features. Truck is a supercab and it's very comfortable. However it's latest feature - spark plugs that blow completely out of the engine- have really changed my mind about Ford's build quality or lack thereof. Not only is it absurd that a spark plug can blow out of the engine but equally absurd how much it costs to repair. Ford recommends replacing the defective aluminum head with a new defective aluminum head rather than owning up the problem and recalling the many vehicles with their modular engine. Just search 'blown out spark plug' and witness the amount of complaints with both trucks and cars with this engine.


Best Features

Look, interior layout, and comfort.


Worst Features

A reliable engine with spark plugs that stay in the engine. Better gas mileage.


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Wise choice
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By murph302
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2004 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab XLT Rwd Flareside 6.5 ft. SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought my Ford new in 2004 and it is great. Even after 3 years its interior and exterior design has aged well. The powertrain is definitely underpowered when compared to the new trucks but it still holds its own. I have had no problems passing granny on the highway even while towing. The only real issue I have had with my Ford is the wiper cowl. I must have replaced it 3 times because the plastic clips keep breaking causing it to rattle on the highway (under warranty).


Best Features

Massive amount of interior room, unmatched ride quality, solid frame and drivetrain.


Worst Features

The wiper cowl. The stock brake pads are cheap and produce more dust than I thought possible. Displacement on demand is needed to compete with GM fuel economy. Ditch the 4 speed auto for a 5 or 6 speed. Ford needs to give us the diesel F-150 and the larger displacement V8 they promised.


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By Dependible
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2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab Lariat Rwd Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I love this truck. It has good power and it is a very smooth and quiet cab. While the fuel effeciency is poor at best, the truck is awesome.


Best Features

The leather seats, and dashboard looks very nice.


Worst Features

While I love to have the windows down, sometimes I have to blast the music so I dont hear the brakes squeaking. The brakes are fine but the brake dust is just simply anoying.


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Luv My Lariat
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By WVJim
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2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab Lariat 4WD Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I just bought a used Lariat Crew 4X4. I love it! It handles like a car, much better turning radius than any other truck I've driven. I feel confident when I buckle my kids in the back seat that they are safe! I think my wife loves it more than I do.


Best Features

Quiet ride, great power, turning radius, handling, reverse sensing, sunroof, memory sets, steering wheel audio controls, power slide rear window, heated power mirrors, leather seats,


Worst Features

Four speed tranny? C'mon lets go with five or even six, gas mileage could be better


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