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Review I own the 2008 Ford F-150 regular cab 2WD with the 4.2L V6, auto trans w/ OD. It has 80,000 miles as if this review. There are two types of regular cabs. One that has no 3rd and 4th opening doors and one that does. I have the reg cab model that has the little side opening doors. You have to open the main doors and then the sides open up to add tools and stuff to store behind the front bench seat. It is awesome to have this. I only recommend having the little extra room like I have, or the larger capacity with fold down bench or the crew cab. The reason I suggest this is because the little side window that comes on those 3rd and 4th opening doors is crucial to being able to look through before changing lanes. Okay here is my review....this truck is pretty stout, and looks damn good. I also own a 1995 F-150 and the 2008 F150 is much larger, higher, and has a lot of room inside. The area between where you sit and the side of the door is further away than the older models so the engineers obviously had safety in mind when designing this model for side impact. The truck sits much higher than older models and gives you a commanding view of the road. The 4.2L V6 is plenty for what I need and gets really good gas mileage in my opinion. The auto trans w/ OD is nice for towing and also for city driving. I prefer auto trans on trucks because in some cases with manual you have to slide the seat forward too close to the airbag to engage the clutch. I did my research on the 4.2L V6 and it is bullet proof. It has the timing chain too so it should last the life of the truck. I don't want to talk trash about other engines offered during this time period so I will just leave you to do your own research. If you're a lead footed driver that likes to abuse your truck and race all over the place the 4.2L V6 is not going to give you that 0-60mph in 2 sec performance you seek. If you drive moderately and cruise 75-85mph on the freeway the 4.2L will do fine and still has plenty of power left to pass if you need to at those speeds. You'll drive past gas stations if you drive with any respect for your vehicle. I expect to get many miles out of my truck as it has performed great for me and still looks like a new model. Only complaint I have is the bed of the truck sits high and if you like to load and retrieve things from the side then you better be 6ft tall.
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Available Ford F-150 2008 Submodel Types: SuperCrew, SuperCab, Regular Cab, SVT Raptor, Extended Cab, SVT Lightning, Harley-Davidson
Available Trims: XLT, XL, Lariat, FX4, Platinum, STX, King Ranch, Raptor, Limited, SVT Raptor, Harley-Davidson, 60th Anniversary, FX2, SVT Lightning, Base, Eddie Bauer, Lariat Limited, S, Work
Exterior Colors: Oxford White, Shadow Black, Magnetic Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat, Blue Jeans Metallic, Race Red, Lightning Blue Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Magma Red Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, Blue Flame Metallic, Blue Jeans Metallic/Magnetic Metallic, Stone Gray Metallic, White Gold, Lead Foot, Bronze Fire Metallic, Oxford White Clearcoat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Lithium Gray, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat/Stone Gray Metallic, Black Clearcoat, Blue Jeans Metallic/Stone Gray Metallic, Caribou Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Sunset Metallic, Tuxedo Black, Green Gem Metallic, Bright Red Clearcoat, Blue Flame Clearcoat Metallic, Shadow Black/Stone Gray Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic, Sterling Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Clearcoat Metallic, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic, White Gold/Stone Gray Metallic, Black, Guard Metallic/Magnetic Metallic, Guard Metallic, Magma Red Metallic/Stone Gray Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Avalanche, Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat/Stone Gray Metallic, Vermillion Red, Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic, Guard Metallic/Stone Gray Metallic, Ingot Silver, Sterling Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Bright Red Clearcoat/Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic, Oxford White Metallic/Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Pale Adobe Metallic, Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Vermillion Red (Fleet), Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic/Black Clearcoat, Dark Stone Clearcoat Metallic, Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic/Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic, Oxford White Clearcoat/Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic, Oxford White/Stone Gray Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat/Caribou Metallic, Amazon Green Clearcoat Metallic, Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic/Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic, Black Clearcoat/Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Black Clearcoat/Sterling Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Black/Arizona Beige Metallic, Blue Flame Metallic/Magnetic Metallic, Bright Red, Dark Highland Green Metallic, Dark Shadow Grey Metallic, Dark Toreador Red Metallic, Deep Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Molten Orange Tri-Coat, Oxford White/Arizona Beige Metallic, Oxford White/Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White/Silver Metallic, Pale Adobe Clearcoat Metallic, Royal Red Clearcoat Metallic, Terrain, Toreador Red Metallic/Silver Metallic, True Blue Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat/Caribou Metallic
Interior Colors: Medium Earth Gray vinyl, Medium Earth Gray cloth, Black leather, Black premium cloth, Steel Gray cloth, Medium Light Camel leather, Black cloth, Medium Light Camel cloth, Black premium leather, Dark Earth Gray cloth, Medium Earth Gray leather, Black premium leather/cloth, Mesa premium leather, Steel Gray vinyl, Dark Earth Gray/Medium Earth Gray cloth, Kingsville leather, Steel Gray leather, Pale Adobe cloth, Tan, Medium Stone vinyl, Black (Fleet) premium cloth, Pale Adobe leather, Steel Gray premium cloth, Mesa/Java leather, Mojave premium leather, Black, Marina Blue/Black premium leather, Tan leather, Medium Parchment, Chaparral w/Pale Adobe Accents premium leather, Chaparral premium leather, Medium Flint cloth, Medium Graphite, Mojave/Black premium leather, Black Leather, Black leather/sueded microfiber, Black/Lava premium leather, Black/Orange premium leather/cloth, Black/Smoked Silver premium leather, Chaparral w/Black Accents premium leather, Medium Flint, Medium Flint vinyl, Medium/Dark Flint, Pecan premium leather, Red/Black premium leather, Tan cloth, Black leather/cloth, Brunello premium leather, Brunello/Black leather, Dark Flint, Dark Flint premium cloth, Medium Flint premium cloth, Medium Stone (Fleet) cloth, Medium Stone cloth, Navy Pier leather, Sienna Brown premium leather, Tan vinyl