Not only is the new F-150 better-looking inside, it's also more quiet, safe and spacious. Though it looks different, some may find the tall bed walls make it difficult to reach a toolbox from the side of the truck. I only saw one post on a 2005 and it was about adding a performance exhaust. . 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.
I had some custom exhaust work done too but mostly stock. The F-150 offers numerous trim levels, engine choices and bed and cab lengths. Well all in all i really enjoy this powertrain, i have one in a 2003 f150 with a manual transmission. It does have limitations, for example due to the short crankshaft it does not have the torque that the inline 6 cylinder has, which everyone knows that is what gives you the umph when pulling a heavy load. Base Regular Cab models are powered by a tepid but fuel-efficient for a big truck V6.
I drive 85 miles a day round trip and it averages 21 mpg at the speed limit, 18 to 19 above it. I think I've changed the oil six times. It had 36,000 showing and was absolutely pristeen. We don't recommend this engine for towing or hauling heavy loads. I tried to see if the 4. Just curious if this engine could make it to 200K.
If Ford does one thing better than building tough trucks, it's selling them. If you perform routine maintenance on it, youll easily see the clock turn over 200,00 miles with virtually no problems. I don't see too many 4. The combination of these features makes these the best-handling, best-riding F-150s to ever leave a Ford factory. It was an amazing engine in my opinion and you won't find todays V6's in any new dually 4x4.
Just clicked 234,000 with nothing but two sets of spark plugs and keeping fluids changed. 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. 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. The 5-spd is 'notchy'-shifting but the V6 is fun, free-revving engine. 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.
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. It has a factory 300-6 and a 4speed transmission and still looks top shape. It's more important to be able to stop a load than to be able to burn rubber up a hill with it. 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. It scored a rating of excellent for five straight consecutive years within one body generation, something that domestics had never earned in the past.
I feather the gas-pedal in third-gear to go 70-85 mph on the up-hill portions of interstates. We prefer the 300-horsepower 5. Notable options include a 300-horsepower 5. 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. 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.
The rest of the time I am feathering the gas pedal enjoying throtel response and low-end torque. 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. I-8 east out of San Diego Ca. 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. Consumer Reports has it all wrong. Guess I dont have anything different to say about the 4.