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.


General Comments:

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.

2002 Ford F150 Lariat FX4 5.4 gas from North America


Reliable and good looking


The truck has the digital air conditioning, and at 120,000 miles two of the o-rings went bad and kept switching to defrost during acceleration. Parts cost was two dollars to do it myself.

Other than that, I honestly haven't had any problems, although the seats are showing some wear.

Change the oil every 3,000 miles with Penzoil.

General Comments:

It's an 2002 F-150 Supercrew FX4 Lariat with the 5.4.

The truck accelerates pretty decent; nothing to write home about.

At 10,000 miles I installed a K&N cold air intake and Gibson super truck exhaust. These modifications didn't give me any noticeable gas mileage increases, but this truck sounds menacing and they did give it some punch.

The seats are comfy, the ride is decent for a four-wheel drive pickup, the interior looks really good, and I am always getting offers on it. Gas mileage is about 14 city or highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2010

2002 Ford F150 FX4 5.4 liter triton V8 from North America


She's my go to gal to get the job done


90,000 - Rear pinion seal, 40 dollar fix doing it myself, I think it costs about 170 at the dealer. This was mostly due to my trail-riding/hunting, where dirt has a better change of getting into the seal and wearing it down.

85,000 - I bought the vehicle knowing that it needed new front pads, I decided to replace all 4 rotors and pads, and bleed the lines. Should have only cost 30 dollars or so, but cost me much more of course, because of my own desire to get it done and out of the way. Normal maintenance.

95,000 - New tires, replaced second set of tires on there (still got almost 50k/set so no big deal) and put on BFG 285/70/17 All-Terrain T/A KO. This could be done much cheaper, but I spent about $1250. These tires are not cheap. Normal maintenance.

101,000 - Needs its normal 100k check-up. Ill flush the radiator and tranny (which is getting dirty), replace the plugs, grease the chassis (the back end is getting a little squeaky). I know my suspension is good because my truck, even with bigger tires, still has more wheel well space than other FX4 packages with stock tires. My front chin needs replacement because I broke it on a stump, might be a 200-300 dollar fix.

General Comments:

Although I am definitely mechanically inclined and everything this truck has required for maintenance has cost hardly anything, it would still not cost much for a dealer/mechanic to do.

This truck has been dependable and has gotten me through many things including mud and comparable terrain, and also through snowstorms.

Handles great, always know where its going to go, when I did not feel the same about Chevy trucks.

Good power, faster and has more torque than Chevy trucks.

Has a higher ground clearance than Chevy trucks, even the Z71.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2007