Bought at 62k, now at 97k. Strongest pickup I have ever owned. Trailer pulling dream. Only has the 4.6 and still pulls like a mule. 100% dependable. Moving into a Super Duty, but sure going to miss this truck.
Tight drive train. Step on it and you go, trailer in tow or not.
No major problems (yet). Mine has the small v8 with tow package so it is slow going up hills with a trailer. At 100k miles transmission is starting to have rough shifts when cold. Haven't done much towing or city driving and it has a cooler as part of the tow package. Original Goodyear tires lasted 92k miles! Still on original disk brake pads at 108k miles. Best truck I have owned.
Lariat interior and controls are excellent. At the time they were better than many upscale cars. Fit and finish, reliability very good.
Power and fuel economy need improvement. Ride is harsh, even for a truck.
Great truck. I've had a lot of trucks
in my business, many Fords.
My experience has always been a big
truck with a little engine and lots of
gears. Poor power to weight and
The Navistar DIT diesel is definetly
the way to go with a truck. When the
turbo spools up, there's no catching
it. It'll pull a house off the
foundation and gets good mileage (for a
truck) as well. There are plenty of
chatrooms for Q & A on this setup if
you have a problem, and the guys will
give you lots of responses to keep it
The Diesel. This is the best engine in
a truck. There are so many 'tricks'
that can be done to this engine, the
power is unbelievable.
Better side mirrors. Some kind of West
Coast mirror like on the newer trucks.
A better way to open the sliding rear
window. In an extended cab you really
can't reach back and open the window