2005 Ford F150 XL SuperCab 4x4 4.6L Triton V8 from North America
I love my F-150.
It has a lot of interior space, big bed and I love driving in on the snow.
However, 4.6L Triton V8 (231 hp) seems underpowered. Great for towing, but not for daily driving.
I wish XL would have more standard equipment. At least power windows, CD player and cruise control.
But overall, I got 4 door truck with V8 and 4x4 for only $21,000 and I'm really happy with what I got.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th June, 2007
Underpowered for daily driving, but not for towing? ehhh.
Towing and payload capacity numbers are great.
However, for daily driving 231 hp just isn't enough (I have '00 Mustang 3.8L 5-speed for daily driving; I use F-150 only when necessary). Maybe that's because I went from Mustang to F-150.
Why didn't you go with the 5.4 engine option?
When I was buying a new F-150 in 2005, I was picky, test driving the 4.6 engine was not exciting to me, then I found a 4.6 engine with a 3.73 rear axle, it was better, but still lacked the power and acceleration I wanted. I was ready to buy the Chevy, but at the last minute the dealer found me a new FX4 with the 5.4 engine and 3.73 rear, test driving it I fell in love and took it home. It came std with the power windows, door locks and shift on the fly 4x4 that I didn't want, but I learned to love it.
Don't believe the people that tell you the 4.6 and the 5.4 has the same power, the fact is these engines have a BIG difference in power.