2004 Ford F150 Reviews - Page 2 of 4

2004 Ford F150 lariet from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance42500 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Okay, but not for me

Faults:

I have purchased Ford F150s since 1979. I have had good reliability out of all except my current 2004 supercrew.

While driving at 60 MPH, the truck started shaking violently. I could hardly hold on to the wheel. I resumed the trip and the violent shaking started again.

I took it to the dealer and they could find nothing wrong. The next day, it did it again. The shaking is violent. You have to pull off of the road. I did notice that it did the violent shaking on asphalt. I called the dealer and said that I was going to have to tow the truck in. They finally found (with the aid of a ford specialist) that the backing plate on the emergency brake was recalled and they replaced it. The emergency brake cable would bounce and pull the rear brake on while driving. No wonder I could not hold onto the wheel. Replaced Rotors, calipers, brakes, on front after complaint at 35,500 miles under warranty. I believe that the truck should have been recalled because of the vibrating brake cable... my last Ford.

General Comments:

I do not trust Ford because of the violent vibration caused by the violent backing plate. Nice truck, but no more Fords for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th August, 2007

2004 Ford F150 Heritage, XLT 4.2L from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.2L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20500 miles
Most recent distance37800 miles
Previous carToyota Tacoma

Summary:

No wonder it's been the best selling truck for decades..

Faults:

Have not had a single problem with the truck. not so much as a light bulb has gone out. when I bought the truck the loading mechanism for the 6-disc CD changer was stuck, but Ford replaced it under warranty with a brand new OEM unit.

General Comments:

I have owned a LOT of vehicles and I have never been as satisfied as I am with this truck. the smooth V6 offers adequate power under normal driving conditions although there's not much umph when you step on it. I moved from Pennsylvania to Florida with a big motorcycle in the bed as well as a dual axle Uhaul trailer loaded to the gills trailing behind. of course I had to down shift on the big hills, but I was very impressed with it's performance. I averaged about 13mpg under the load, which is only 4-5mpg less than normal.

Cabin is pretty quiet, 60/40 split bench is comfy and sits high so you don't feel like you're surrounded by truck. 80mph on the highway isn't quite as silky as my dad's Lincoln, but it sure is awesome for a truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2007

23rd Jun 2010, 00:53

Haha LOL. I live in PA. What part of PA did you live in to make you move? I don't blame you. But I also have a house in Tampa area, and I'm a Ford fan.

2004 Ford F150 Lariat 5.4 V8 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.4 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

We ride spinners

Faults:

Nothing is wrong with the truck.

General Comments:

I have the best truck in my whole neighborhood.

I got it stock, but then I hooked up chrome all over the bottom side, and I added a brush guard. I hooked up some grills, and 22' spinners and wildcat step bars.

I've got the factory sound system, and it's loud and everybody likes it.

The seats are comfortable and this truck is strong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2007

8th May 2007, 00:56

Spinners are the tackiest, most obnoxious add-ons made for a car EVER! The wheels alone can overdo a customization job.

9th May 2007, 20:21

If you don't like spinners then don't buy them. If the owner likes them and puts then on HIS truck then who cares!! You don't own the truck. I don't like them either, and will not put them on my truck, but I could care less if somebody puts them on theirs. None of my business.

23rd Jan 2009, 18:49

Did you say 22' spinners??? MAN!!! That thing must be taller than most of the houses in your neighborhood too! That is a tall truck, you got a ladder to get into it?

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 14 reviews