This is my 2nd King Ranch & 4th F-Series truck since 1997. They just keep getting better. Replaced my 2005 model with this 2010; wow, what a difference. Re-worked 5.4 liter engine barely labors to move this truck around. More fuel efficient, much, much roomier cab front & back, quiet as a Lexus, significantly better brakes. Love the styling inside & out. Opted for all the toys including 20" wheels, limited-slip 3.55 rear gear ratio, Navi with 700 watt Sony sound system (including subwoofer under the rear seat), sliding rear window, moonroof, and Platinum white tri- coat metallic paint. I find myself looking back for a second glance at the truck every time I drive it.
XLT 4dr SuperCrew Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
2010 4Dr XLT F150 5.4L 3.31GR 145WB
So far this has been a fair ride. Had issues with the tranny shifting. Had to argue with the dealer about it. They finally re-loaded the software for the tranny and it is working good now. No cost to fix.
At 60,000 miles the exhaust manifold crack. Out of warranty. $1000 to fix. Appears to be a known issue.
Had to put silicone around the cargo light. Water stained the liner. This also a known issue.
Basic model. No fancy electronics. Just a radio and CD player. Manual temp controls.
Currently pull a 6500 lb travel trailer. Have not had any issues with that.
Over all pleased. Basic issues. No show stoppers. Just maintain and should be good.
As my Dad always told me "If you can't maintain the vehicle you have, you can't afford a new one"
Just bought the truck a few weeks ago with 16,000 miles on it. Was a rental and was a little nervous but paid trade value, warranty is still good for another 4 years, and not a dent on it or interior wear. Love the truck so far and have not a single problem with. Around town I get about 14.5 mpg and on the highway 16.5-17 mpg. More then enough power but down shifting can be very touchy and violent and up shifting is sometimes slow and not crisp but its not really a big deal. The interior is unreal with the amount of space. Seats are very comfortable and the sync system is great. I cant stop driving this thing and I cant wait to put some money in some performance mods to open her up.
Bought this truck in May 2010. about 5 months later, I start hearing a tapping sound coming from the engine compartment. I figure, no problem. Probably just need to adjust a lifter. I take it into the local Ford dealer and they tell me that Ford has a service bulletin on it. Ford is aware of the noise tapping problem and has determined that this is normal and won't harm the engine or it's components. If I heard that tapping when I first looked at the truck, I never would have bought it. After calling Ford, the company refuses to repair or fix the tapping noise. I hope I'm able to sell this truck now and convince a buyer that tapping from the engine compartment is "Normal" for Ford trucks.
It's been almost a year.
Clocked 33K and here's where I stand so far.
I have the ticking engine thing. Doesn't' seem to affect anything but I don't like it.
The 6 speed has the 'hunting' problem I think everyone else has. It's only bad in town.
Mine feels like it drops into gear when I leave stop sign/light.
I had the flash done at service but it still bumps. The seat back thing has gone away. Obviously, I got used to it.
Still liked my Safari seats better.
I rode in a friend's 2010 Ram and it rides smoother, even with the 20s.
I still like the F150 interior better and my mpg are far better than his.
If you can deal with the little defects, F150 is still top competitior