Good truck overall
The timing cover on the 4.2 liter engine was a cheap design. It started leaking and caused problems. Ford motor co. had a 1 week recall on this, which we all missed because they stopped it. I think they owe all of us guy's who purchased the 4.2 liter engine another engine.
I don't have the truck anymore, but I fixed the problem at home. I should have put my old FE big block in there like my Daddy told me to, but I liked the mileage of the 6.
I still purchase Ford Products, because they are the best overall. I would not be caught dead in a Chevy or Dodge.
I would accept a used 1997 F150 short box in saddle color with a 390ci fuel injected if Ford will give it to me. Also please install a 5 speed trans.
Best looking truck on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st May, 2008