The truck was purchased new and now has 7,700 miles. The amazing features of this truck are its efficiency and power. Average mpg is 22.5 combined city and highway. Highway mileage has hit 26.2 mpg.
Although the truck is a basic work-truck model, getting the 8 foot bed was well worth it ($300 extra), and so was the premium sound system.
The ride is very smooth and the cabin is quiet.
We traded in a PT-Cruiser for this truck, and the mileage is nearly identical, but the power is much greater.
The truck is amazing.
From the get go... the brakes (front) have a shimmy when bra A lot of bug death on the front.king. This is a problem Ford knows about, but disavows knowledge of it while under warranty. After warranty, Oh you have a problem, that you need new rotors and pads. DUH ? But I still do like this sled. My brother borrowed it this week and he was surprised how composed it was, easy handling, comfort, 19.1 mpg going to the Upper Kingdom and back, loaded. This weekend it's going to Vermont for more hauling duties. 8 foot bed is better than 6.5' or 5.5'.
As you can see from the mileage it doesn't get much driving. I purchased it to drive around the USA. Which I did, 9000 miles the first two months that I had it. If it had air-ride, I'd keep it forever.