Notable options include a 300-horsepower 5. Really a basic truck, but thats all I'm looking for. Rising fuel prices and a move toward smaller vehicles have forced the company to revise its F-150 lineup by offering more features and options with an aggressive new pricing strategy. Guess I dont have anything different to say about the 4. I feather the gas-pedal in third-gear to go 70-85 mph on the up-hill portions of interstates. A beefed-up version of the 4R75E automatic transmission has been assigned to handle the engine's added muscle. I would suggest running Motorcraft syn-blend,and motorcraft filter as the maintenance schedule suggests.
It scored a rating of excellent for five straight consecutive years within one body generation, something that domestics had never earned in the past. We prefer the 300-horsepower 5. We don't recommend this engine for towing or hauling heavy loads. It was an amazing engine in my opinion and you won't find todays V6's in any new dually 4x4. Those who like to have as much fresh air in the cabin as possible will appreciate the SuperCab's optional rear roll-down windows, a first in this segment. Just clicked 234,000 with nothing but two sets of spark plugs and keeping fluids changed.
Just passed my four year anniversary with it and it still doesn't have 10,000 miles. The 5-spd is 'notchy'-shifting but the V6 is fun, free-revving engine. . The F-150's silhouette is easy to spot, thanks to its tall bed wall about two inches taller than the previous generation F-150. It's more important to be able to stop a load than to be able to burn rubber up a hill with it. Economy on mine is around 18 city,and if I keep the foot out of it,20 Hwy.
If you've driven the older models 2004 or prior , you'll be duly impressed by the dead-on steering feel and straight-line tracking of today's F-150s. Well all in all i really enjoy this powertrain, i have one in a 2003 f150 with a manual transmission. No boat or camper pulling here. I work in a local dealership and this engine is used a lot with contractors as well as personal ownership. Over a five-year period, the F-150's projected residual value is expected to rate higher than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic and Dodge Ram, and be on par with the Nissan Titan but below the Toyota Tundra. The combination of these features makes these the best-handling, best-riding F-150s to ever leave a Ford factory. The recently redesigned shapely Ford body, egg-crate grille and Blue Oval badging remain intact, surrounded by some new chrome trim and a crop of fresh new colors.
Granted,its not a powerhouse,but extremely reliable,and runs quieter than the wifes Impala. It has a factory 300-6 and a 4speed transmission and still looks top shape. Consumer Reports has it all wrong. Not only is the new F-150 better-looking inside, it's also more quiet, safe and spacious. I tried to see if the 4.
It had 36,000 showing and was absolutely pristeen. I have 83k on the clock and trust it will do much more. I have serious doubts that youll be disappointed in the truck. I only saw one post on a 2005 and it was about adding a performance exhaust. I would believe this engine coupled with the automatic would make a great power combonation, if you do get one with an automatic i would highly recomend getting transmission oil flushes every 40 - 60 k miles if you will be pulling heavy loads on a regular basis, just for the lack of torque and the transmission needs to work harder. If you perform routine maintenance on it, youll easily see the clock turn over 200,00 miles with virtually no problems.
I have never owned one nor have I driven one of these 4. The F-150 offers numerous trim levels, engine choices and bed and cab lengths. The dash and interior design on the base models look good enough, but the addition of leather, wood, chrome and center console-mounted shifter found on the high-end models combine to raise the bar on the plush pickup concept. I think I've changed the oil six times. As for this truck, keep your foot out or it, change the fluids and spark-plugs adequately, keep the exhaust from leaking, don't burn up your catalytic converter or transmission.
Base Regular Cab models are powered by a tepid but fuel-efficient for a big truck V6. If Ford does one thing better than building tough trucks, it's selling them. I drove a 1984 F150 with a 300-6, 3 column shift tranny for 240K miles. The rest of the time I am feathering the gas pedal enjoying throtel response and low-end torque. The F-150 is expected to retain a better-than-average residual value, with the SuperCab models at the top of the chart, followed by the SuperCrew and then the Regular Cab. I don't see too many 4.
Determined to keep the F-150 America's best selling pickup, Ford continues to offer a dizzying array of configurations a total of 60 in all as well as a new 5. The F-150 carries on for 2007 with only minor exterior upgrades. I had some custom exhaust work done too but mostly stock. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the F-150 in your area, so be sure to give it a look before you set out to buy. Gone are the old power steering system and torsion bar front suspension; replacing them are a modern rack-and-pinion steering and front coil-over-shock suspension.