2001 Ford F150 Lariat 5.4L from North America


Great truck


3 coil packs, an injector, third light seal started leaking, odometer works intermittently. Routine maintenance.

General Comments:

Previous rig was a 1993 Explorer, hands down the most reliable vehicle I've had. Couldn't kill that thing, and sold it with 220k running like new.

I bought this truck at 81,000 miles in about perfect shape. I keep on ALL fluid changes and general routine maintenance. Had a few coil packs go bad every few years, and one injector. Easily serviceable parts.

Leather is still OK and in decent shape, albeit dirty from grease and grime over the years.

Love this truck, it's never let me down, and I run it hard to work, towing, hauling, in the mountains; whatever I throw at it, it takes. Gets about 15 MPG average, which is fine by me.

I'm noticing in its old age some plate chatter from the transmission when downshifting out of overdrive. Comes and goes, but otherwise still shifts perfect.

Like I said, just an awesome truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2013

2001 Ford F150 XLT 4.2 gas from Guatemala


Nice, roomy, comfortable and reliable


Front suspension replaced when bought (rod ends and ball joints).

Wiper lever blown (misuse).

Gearbox leaking fluid (faulty seal).

Rear doors lock release mechanism broken (plastic ends broken, replaced with washers).

General Comments:

I bought it after the nightmare I went through with my previous 1978 Datsun 1200 not liking my wife (the darned thing would fail everytime she got on it), and my wife not liking the car (she complained that it was neither a family car nor a real pick up truck). In the end, I went for a small family (3 members + dogs) car and a pick up truck, which would take us far comfortably, and ended up with this baby.

Engine is working fine, as mentioned had to replace the ball joints and rod-ends, did the basic maintenance (oil change and gear-box fluid change) and everything is now fine (ish), there is a persistent leak from the gear-box, which will be dealt with tomorrow.

Interior is fine, it came with the captain's chair and overhead console. Rear seats are fine for our 4 year old daughter. Rear doors came with the lock release cable damaged, which I repaired easily by replacing the broken parts with small washers (at least now they will not break).

I do like the ride, it makes you feel you own the road (compared to the average sized vehicles in Guatemala), it is comfortable, quiet and fast (no speeds over 90 mph in Guatemala).

Mileage is a bit of a problem, but comfort and luxury don't come free.

Cargo bed is good, suspension is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2012

29th May 2013, 11:45

FROM THE OWNER: I finally got the leak solved, it was the replacement gasket that was misfitting, so my mechanic had to improvise.

The vehicle continues to work great, I hardly use it, only for taking my bikes to the garage or hauling minor loads. The vehicle is great for my family and our bags when traveling. No problems so far.

2001 Ford F150 King Ranch 4x4 5.4L V8 from North America


Built Ford tough


Fuel pump went at 80k - expected.

Leather king ranch seats are a pain to maintain - sun damage from previous owner.

Noise from power steering.

Sunroof rattles.

General Comments:


I absolutely love this truck. Really sharp, go with the King Ranch if you can afford it. So reliable and so, so powerful.

I work on a farm, and nothing stops this truck. Can go through anything and everything, no problem.

I haven't calculated the fuel economy exactly, but I can go two weeks on one tank, and I do a lot of driving each day. I got a 25 gallon tank in this truck.

Very comfortable ride. The gas pedal and steering are very 'responsive'. Mine's not reached 100k, but I have no doubt it will rack up high mileage.

I will only drive Fords - no cheap GM truck can compare. Ford is an overall better built company. I laugh at other trucks. Built Ford tough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2010

27th Mar 2012, 07:34

You won't be laughing at the other trucks when your spark plug(s) blow out of that Triton.