2000 Ford F150 4.2 V6 from North America


The best if you know how to maintain and treat a truck


I got it at 0 miles.

At 112 000 miles the alternator went out.

At 130 000 miles the engine overheated, stopped, all it needed was a radiator flush wash, and replaced all water hose to make sure.

At 170 000 miles the alternator went out.

That has been all the cons.

However my maintenance for this truck has been full synthetic oil since 0 miles every 10 000 miles, best oil filter every oil change, air filters every like 40k.

And so far 2 big tune ups, including spark plugs, with wires, belts, 1 thermostat, and obviously brakes and tires new all the time. Don't wait till something is wrong to do tune ups.

As of today it has no problems at all, A/C is ice cold, engine and trans are perfect.

General Comments:

I have a F150 2000 4.2 V6, got it at 0 miles and now in 2009 it has 219,000. Probably there aren't many lucky F150 owners, but I think it has a lot to do with the kind of maintenance and driving you do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2009

11th Apr 2011, 13:32

I own a 1999 F150 4.2.

It has plenty of power still and does not burn oil. I just turned 267,000 miles on my truck. I put a trans in at 100,000 miles, then an alternator at 110,000. Since then I have had no trouble.

I put slick 50 in on every oil change which I go 10,000 on my changes. People think I'm silly waiting 10,000, but it works for me.

How many miles on your Ford?

2000 Ford F150 XLT 5.4L from North America


A good truck that has never treated me wrong


Never had any failures to leave me walking.

Replaced a few parts from age. Spark plugs, 2 coil packs from prior repair person broke the hold in screws, needs the door seals replaced.

When I bought the pickup, the ABS system was broke and still is, and the horn does not work as it's missing.

All prior owner issues, and used car dealer putting the screws into the buyer.

General Comments:

It's been a real good truck. Really haven't spent very much repairing, since the normal stuff you find a couple of weeks after buying a 7 year old used pickup.

The gas mileage stinks, and the engine seems to hate revving up. Always shifts down too much. Still better than the 1994 F-150 I had though.

I put in a Hyperchip programmer and AFE air intake, and it raised the fuel mileage from 13-14 to 16-17 mpg on the highway at 65 mph. At interstate speed it still stinks, so I don't keep track. The Hyperchip seems to be very effective, and now the engine acts like it wants to rev over 3K RPM. Don't know why Ford puts the oil filter where they do. Hard as hell to reach the thing.

Still don't have the ABS fixed, but did not know it had the fuse pulled for 6 months. And the bulb behind the ABS indicator in the instrument panel was removed as well when I bought it.

I would like to keep it for another couple of years, and don't see any problem in doing so. There is no smoking out the pipes or oil leaks.

I bought this pickup after a divorce, and being left with the mini-van. It's a fine secondary vehicle when it snows or I need to visit the Home Depot. I would like to see the rear seat space larger. The GM pickups have more space in the extended cab area. When I get rid of this truck, it will to get a club cab so the kids fit. All those damn car seats they require nowadays.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2009

20th May 2010, 22:09

Haha, I hear ya about the car seats. Friggin things are never in right.

9th Jan 2013, 13:46

I had the same ABS light problem. For me it was the rear diff sensor. It's held in by 1 bolt and the relay wire. $12.99 at Autozone. Takes 10 minutes to change, give it a shot!