2008 Ford F150 Lariat 5.4L V8 from North America
A truly wonderful and capable truck
No issues. No dash lights, no dealer service required so far.
Our F150 Lariat 4x4 (5.5' box) is a finely engineered vehicle that does not disappoint in any way. So far it has proven itself well-constructed and tight with NO squeaks or rattles at any time, over any road. So far there have been no issues to complain about - not even the smallest problem.
Average fuel mileage over the life of the truck so far is 16.3 mpg (US). Highway trips are returning 18+ mpg (US) or about 22mpg (Imperial). Trips are all western Canada and USA = mountains. I drive with a mind to fuel economy, but certainly keep up with any traffic.
Fortunately I do not have to use this vehicle for commuting in town (Jeep Wrangler for that) as it is quite large for Vancouver area streets and parking.
We bought this truck for year-round trips, both on and off road, and for this purpose we have picked a winner. The durability, visibility, comfort, quiet and load capability is outstanding, and I simply feel great driving this rig.
I've driven about 1.4 million km on 12 company vehicles and 21 of my own, plus 80 rentals since 1976. Honestly I've driven some cars that have to rate as poor.
This 2008 Ford F150 ranks number one on my list for its many positive attributes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th July, 2011