Love, hate relationship
Timing chain @ 116,000 km (Expensive!! Cost around $4200).
Tune-up @120,000 km (Spark plugs, wires, fuel filter, and everything that gets done with a tuneup but is only basic maintenance).
Shocks @ 120,000. I spent around $150 for parts for all four, and done it myself since it was easy (basic maintenance).
All ball joints @ 121,000 km, and that includes upper and lower ball joints, and inner and outer tie rods. All said and done, was around $1500.
RPM Gauge @125,000 km. I noticed that its not reading correctly and got a quote from ford to fix it and was $800 (I didn't get it done, now I just live with it).
Transfer Case @126,500 km. Very expensive for a brand new one, and was tired dumping money into my truck, so I bought a used one for $400 and was $200 to get it installed.
Front Differential Seal, Bushings for sway bar @ 128,000 km, $300.
Break calipers @ 131,500 km $350 for parts, also done myself.
Now my check engine light is on and reads a code say "Engine Misfire" @ 132,000 km, and does not idle properly. I'm currently trying to get this resolved.
Things I like:
For a V6, the power is not too bad and has good low end torque, which gets you off the line faster!
Frame is really stiff and give a real solid feel.
Fairly comfortable on long rides.
Good leg room in back seats for passengers.
The extender on the bed is very useful.
Fairly stable on the highway.
Things I hate:
I work to fix my truck!!
I would expect better gas mileage for a V6.
UNRELIABLE and tired of all the problems.
And if you ever do own this truck, get used to hearing, "that's not a real truck", or "when are you going to get a real truck" now I'm looking into getting a Toyota Tacoma!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th February, 2011