2002 Ford F150 Supercab FX4 XLT 5.4 Triton from North America
I like it, and it has never let me down
The passager side window wouldn't go up. I had to clean the contacts on the master control switch.
Had to replace the brake pads on both the front and rear.
It has been a great truck since I got it. Never had any problem at all in 53,000 hard miles.
The second set of tires (Laredo's) last 50k in my ownership, although they were actually pretty smooth when I upgraded to Firestone Destination A/T's 2 months ago.
I have used this truck as it was meant to be used.
Hauling wood, towing 4-5,000 lbs of sand and rock, plus pulling lesser trucks and cars out of the ditch in the winter. Plowing snow. Hunting, fishing, and just general playing around off road.
It's an FX4, so it has skid plates, an LSD 3.55 ratio rear axle and 32 inch tires, so it's set up better than the regular F150s for off road use.
I did add a cherry bomb muffler and K&N air filter to it. The old muffler was clogged, and replacing it did add a little power and MPG. Same with the K&N.
The average MPG week to week is 16-17, with a few tanks being as high as 20 MPG.
It is the 5.4 Triton with the PI heads, meaning it makes 260hp and 350lbs torque. More than enough to tow loads and plow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2012
5th Oct 2012, 13:32
OP here, just thought I would like to add that what I did not say in the first review, the truck has 125k on it now, about 65k of it being my miles. The truck is still running fine, but a valve cover is leaking and the pinion seal also. I need to replace the lower ball joints and tie rods as well. Normal maintenance for a truck.
I just spent a week pulling 5-6k of alfalfa (hay) with it and I haven't had any problems. I did change the transmission fluid at 124k along with the filter though, and that did improve the shifting. Looking forward to another 125k with this truck.