Bought this '04 SVT used. No regrets! This truck is a beast! You want a rush? Mash the pedal and if you can, hold on! You had better be ready! I get tons of looks and complements every time that I drive this beauty. Respectable MPG for such power (13/18.) Had it for 7 months now and no problems. The only complaint I have is that I don't have enough time to drive it more. I have only put 1000 miles on it.
Although I have only had this
Lightning a few days, I know I will
love it. This is the 8th new Ford
since 1989 and I am obviously a Ford
fan. The power it has and the
potential for more power is almost
unlimited, but I will probally leave
mine stock.....maybe. The interior is
VERY comfortable for 2.
this is a reply in regards to the
compare it link at this website edmunds
said that the dodge ram with the v-10
viper engine(str-10) whooped the svt on
horsepower i beg to differ according to
truckin magazine the srt had a 1/4 mile
time of 14.08 sec @ 101.64 m.p.h,it has
a 0-60 of 5.66 with 500 h.p, 525 #'s of
torque (remember that this is an 8.3
liter engine)and has an msrp of
$45,000!!!!! Ouch , but on the other
hand fords svt lightning ran a 1/4 time
of 14.68 sec @ 98.37 mph it has a 0-60
of 6.37 with 380 h.p and 450 #'s of
torque and has a msrp of $33,495 yes
the srt has more hp and torque but the
lightning can hang with a minimal
difference in specs.
The truck is fun to drive. It's very fast stock but if you throw some modifications it's even faster. The style, it looks mean. The interior is great. Suede seats, leather wrap steering wheel. The racing tires for better traction. The rims are very nice with SVT unique caps. It's just a cool truck.
This is a great vehicle. I drove some 2002-2003 Corvettes looking for a good performance vehicle. This SVT is as good a performer as the Corvette in a straight line unless you get the ZO6 option. This has been a pleasure to drive and have had a ton of good feed back on the truck.