Great value F150
I'm from England, and have lived here 8 years, and I think that the best thing the USA auto makers are good at is building full size trucks.
The 97 - 03 F150 (V8) is a very good truck if maintained. My brother in law has had one too. The build quality is good, but not the best; bits of dash are not put together very well. Also corrosion protection is poor underneath.
But mechanically, and where it matters, the F150 is the best value truck around. I use mine to pull a heavy trailer, and it's done 193k miles. The transmission has been good and it doesn't use a drop of oil. Using tufoil oil additive I get up to 21mpg, highway. The extended cab is comfy for those up front and fine for kids in the back. The aircon is second to none in mine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th July, 2008