The F-Series, a perennial best-seller for decades, continues to stay competitive in a quickly changing field and proves that Ford still knows how to make a great pickup truck. At 10,000 miles, the brakes were getting noisy; a new set of pads was installed, and front and rear rotors were machined under warranty. Do you think the dealership or Ford helped me out? In addition, the half-ton impressed with its outstanding chassis and frame. Cause to my engine problem was the oil pump. My investigation on this is. My 16 year old drives in now with 203,000 miles.
Shifter is duct-taped closed after top plastic clip broke and whole assembly unraveled. This truck is a money pit. Only major expense was replacing the spark plugs. The F-Series proved tight and quiet, and nary a shudder was felt. Makes shifting impossible without tape. Another editor hopped into the half-ton to prerun sister publication Truck Trend's first annual Ultimate 4x4 Challenge, a grueling week-long test over terrain in Hollister, Hungry Valley, and the dunes near Pismo Beach, California. It does it all in a great-looking and easy-to-access package.
Solid build, highly capable shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system, skidplates, and durable frame and suspension equipped the truck for workaday activity. At best, fuel economy was in the 20s, and we squeezed nearly 400 miles out of a tank; at worst, it was down in single digits. Factors that will affect your rate include your age, marital status, credit history, driving record, and the garaging address of your vehicle. Ride quality is a qualified miraculous--light years ahead of the previous model's. Happy to say, our long-termer came with the optional reverse-sensing system, which several editors felt should be standard equipment.
Wish we still had this one around. The seats may be compliant and the climate control responsive even in scorching desert heat , but the true test was how this short-bed half-ton performed on the job. At 15,000 miles, the dealership replaced under warranty a grommet that had come loose from the bed extender. Also, a cap on the transmission shifter, which holds the trigger-style release in place, had come off allowing it to slip into any gear at any time; it was replaced under warranty as well. Spark Plugs must be replaced every 50,000 miles. While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. That would be my only complaint.
In other words: Its cabin layout wowed those who climbed aboard. There's no reason you can't have cushy leather seats and heated mirrors while towing a trailer or hauling cargo to the dump. The other side of the F-150's personality, though, quickly became clear: It's built to work, and its ride noticeably improves when it's hauling. It has to be presumed the recommended pressure was based on a fully loaded bed. Gas mileage averages around 12mpg. The F-150's interior epitomizes that philosophy: Materials are eye pleasing and high quality, leather is soft to the touch, and noise dramatically reduced for the 2004 model. .
Is going to cost a lot of money for me. Pretty much everything else has been replaced. Ford knew about this malfunctioning engine and its related malfunctioning control modules as of 2005. Very reliable vehicle and the look of it still isn't outdated after 15 years. Still earns high marks for interior looks and feel, though. A Hardy Pickup is always a welcome addition to our long-term test fleet.
Months later, the F-150 again served as trail prerunner, scouting out the best route for the event where we'd choose the Ford's replacement, the 2005 Truck of the Year. I sincerely wish I had never ever bought this. It's bigger, more powerful and offers a greater variety of features and body styles than ever before. Not only does it offer capability that other vehicles don't but, unlike the barebones utilitarian trucks of the past, a modern pickup is a nice place to spend long hours. Stepping up into the SuperCrew brought positive first impressions that this modern, chiseled interior has advanced the design of all half- and three-quarter-ton interiors.
Once seven psi of air was taken out of the tires, the ride became much nicer. All window regulators have been replaced even the rear ones that were never used. At around 50K miles the original stock engine started stalling with no way to control the steering when said truck stalled. Close this tailgate with one hand and no struggle, and you'll never want to go back to the old way. If you have a for-profit service,. This is the estimated average annual insurance premium being charged in your state. The F-150 got through it all without a scratch.
Truck Trend editor Mark Williams observed that adding 1000 pounds of payload to the bed helped settle the rear end and greatly improve handling. Stints to and from the office revealed one side of this truck: The three-valve 5. Never had another issue with this truck again until the engine failed around 103K miles due to design flaws. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. I had to replace the entire engine at 95,000 miles. My elderly parents each have a Explorer and a Expedition.