2001 Ford F150 XL 4.2 from North America
Gets you and your cargo anywhere without burning the fuel up
Clutch master cylinder went out at 47000.
Has had a mysterious misfiring deal going on after sitting short trips on hot days. Took it up in the revs down the street and the problem cleared up. I now use seafoam every so often and it hasn't happened since.
Excellent, but unpredictable gas mileage. I've managed slightly over 26 mpg on a 200+ mile trip unloaded, 24 with 2 motorcycles, and one time I burned about 18mpg unloaded. No complaints.
Nice truck with good visibility.
Pretty comfortable ride considering it's a truck.
I wish it had a tachometer and cruise control.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd November, 2005
1st Jan 2006, 02:05
The kind of mileage you're getting seems unreal. EPA is 17city/21hwy or something like that. There is no way I've ever gotten close to the hwy mark on any of my cars. And that's driving with a light foot.
22nd Apr 2006, 15:23
I've owned one since purchased new and love it. Ride is very stable and sure-footed. Only problems were a spark plug assembly went bad and a leak in the A/C. Mileage is not great (16 MPG average). Overall an excellent truck and I WILL buy another one when gas mileage goes up to at least 25 MPG average.
9th May 2008, 21:16
I have owned a 2001 F150 4.2 ext cab for over a year now and it gets the job done! I can haul a ton of gravel or get 20 mpg on the highway. I like the mpg, but I really love the brakes on this truck. VERY user friendly.
It has gone 105 k miles without problems and it is still going strong. I think the base V6 could use more power though. It is comfortable, reliable, and well built.