1999 Ford F150 5.4L V8 from North America
If you are considering buying a Ford truck, figure on trading it in at about 50, 000 miles
Brakes wear out very quickly - must be replaced or re-trued every 15,000 miles.
Anti-lock feature never worked.
Windshield wipers operate without being switched on.
Seat belt does not retract.
Temperature control knob has stopped working.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st September, 2004
22nd Sep 2004, 07:58
I have a 97 F150 with 165000 miles on it. The brakes don't have to be retrued every 15,000. A lot of it could be the way you drive the truck. 90% of brake problems are the way someone drives their vehicle.
26th Sep 2004, 17:37
First I've never heard of any vehicle that has to have the rotors cut every 15000 miles. However if you are having that problem there could be a more serious problem then you realize. Or maybe you just are too hard on them.
Second, if the problems listed in your review are the only ones you've had with the truck then it still sounds like a good vehicle. You haven't reported any major component problems although I suspect you might have to get a second opinion on your brakes.
I've owned two F150s and they have been the most reliable vehicles I've ever driven. The gas mileage sucks, but what do expect from a full sized pickup.
If you don't like the truck then why don't you trade it in on a nice Dodge? Then you'll really have something to complain about.