2003 Ford F150 King Ranch 5.4 from North America

Summary:

Big tough, reliable truck with luxury feel

Faults:

Had to replace limited slip differential, was not working and replaced under warranty.

4x4 was not working and part was replaced in transfer case to get front tires to spin again.

Little bit of rust under the door - fixed with some wd-40.

General Comments:

Few problems at the start that have been fixed.

Cab is extremely comfortable.

Leather seats are amazing.

Mileage is OK - 600km on 90 litres.

Tons of power.

Awesome looking truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2005

2003 Ford F150 XLT 4.6L from North America

Summary:

How did I ever get along without one?

Faults:

The air conditioning condensate initially leaked into the passenger foot-well, but the problem somehow fixed itself.

General Comments:

There is a little too much padding down the middle of the bucket seat backs. My body often wants to rock side to side instead of remaining straight. Otherwise, comfort is very good.

Driver position is very good: all controls are easily accessible, visibility is excellent and inspires confidence.

The suspension is a bit bouncy with an empty bed, but soaks up uneven pavement, potholes and the occasional curb without complaint.

General utility and hauling capacity is simply outstanding.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2004

30th Mar 2006, 08:45

I just bought my F150 about a month a go and its been a good truck. I love it,it has better traction than my GMC and outstanding horse power.

24th Sep 2006, 09:20

Update to the original post:

Now with 36,000 miles on the clock I remain quite satisfied with this truck. Aside from the aforementioned a/c leak, which ultimately required a quick repair, absolutely nothing has gone wrong.

The 4.6L engine has plenty of torque for most hauling chores, even the occasional heavy trailer.

Around town the truck delivers 16 mpg; with the cruise set at 55 and a/c blowing hard I get almost 22!

The super-cab space is really more suited for dry cargo than people despite its bench seat. Another 4 inches would have made a huge difference.

2003 Ford F150 SuperCrew 4x4 XLT 4.6L from North America

Summary:

An Excellent Truck

Faults:

Nothing at all has gone wrong. This truck has run 100 percent perfect so far.

General Comments:

Interior is roomy and comfortable. Overall performance is very good.

It's not very good on gas, but what full size truck is? I get about 15mpg average.

I use the heck out of this truck. It is comfortable & very functional. I put line-x in the bed when I bought it. That was the best decision I ever made.

The only think that I would like is an improved turning radius. Sometimes it's hard to park if you need to make a sharp turn into a parking spot.

Overall a great truck that I'm very happy with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2004

20th Mar 2006, 12:10

I'm not impressed at all with mine. It looks great, but that's all it's got going for it. Gas mileage for the 4.6 4x4 is a joke at best. Ford should have kept the double tanks as stock equipment since these trucks drink gas like water. No wonder Ford is in trouble!! I'll never buy another one.

2003 Ford F150 XLT Supercab 4X4 5.4L V8 from North America

Summary:

Dependable full size pickup with style

Faults:

Throttle assembly needed replaced because accelerator was sticking in extremely cold weather.

Weather-stripping on driver's side door was installed incorrectly and had to be adjusted.

General Comments:

This is actually my second F-150, traded in the last one because it was only a 4X2. Overall I've been impressed by the quality put into these vehicles. I put almost 20000 miles on my last one without any major problems.

The styling on these trucks can't be beat either. Mine is Bright Red with 17" rims and the Sport Pkg, which replaces all the chrome fenders with painted ones. In just the first few months of ownership I've already had a number of total strangers tell me how nice my truck looks.

Handling and performance are relatively good for a full size 4X4 pickup. The truck also rides comfortably, although there is some annoying wind noise in the cabin.

The one major downside would have to be gas mileage. With the 5.4 V8 I'm only averaging about 12 MPG. However this was something I fully expect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2004