2009 Ford F150 FX4 Luxury Edition 5.4 from North America


Highly recommend this truck


Cab leaked water around the satellite radio antenna, but the dealer fixed this the same day, and no further issues.

General Comments:

Love this truck. Use it to pull a 23 foot 4700 lb. travel trailer; good power, great ride, quiet, comfortable. Definitely the best truck I've ever owned, and I plan to hang onto it for a long time.

My wife was scared to drive pickups before, but even she likes to drive this truck. Traction control and anti lock braking system both rock in winter conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd May, 2011

5th Sep 2011, 06:43

I also have a leak. I believe mine is leaking around the third brake light. The back seat gets wet and the headliner is stained. Has anyone else had this issue, and any luck getting the brake light and headliner replaced under warranty?

2nd Nov 2011, 14:24

Our issue was the sliding rear window seals; check those out with a hose on a nice day, and towel the seat first - replaced the seals, and no problems since.

2009 Ford F150 XLT 5.4 from North America


This is the nicest truck I have ever driven


I had a "blue wrench" warning light signaling that the motor was in "get home" mode. It locked itself in 2nd gear and seemed to limit the engine's RPM (but I didn't push it). I took it directly to the dealer, who kept it for a couple of days. It turned out to be a metal shaving caught in the sensor for the transfer case. The dealership took care of it - no additional problems.

I am wearing out the fabric on the driver's seat.

General Comments:

I love driving this truck. It has good power, great brakes, and handles the snow and mud with no problems. I like the 9" of clearance. Being a little older, I even like the "sissy step" in the tail gate.

There is a half second delay between putting your foot to the firewall and the transmission kicking down. This can seem like a really long delay if you needed the power several seconds ago.

The first shift of the day is hard. After that, the transmission shifts like butter.

I am averaging 16.5 MPG with a mix of freeway and city street driving. On a long road trip with a mild load, my gas mileage averaged 19.7 at 70-75 MPH.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2010

2009 Ford F150 XLT Supercab 5.4 gas from North America


Other than a few complaints... this is exactly what I bought, A Kick Ass Truck!!!


The rear doors on my Supercab were improperly adjusted from the factory, which caused them to rattle. The dealership promptly corrected the issue and the rattle is gone. Thank god... I was about to shoot my new truck.

The front left fender was about 1/8" inch too low from the manufacturer. Ford's body shop promptly corrected this issue as well.

The front tires both were wearing on the outside after only 1500 miles. I took it to the dealership at my 3k oil change and they re-aligned at no charge. My concern with this is that when they gave me the alignment sheet... the alignment was out by exactly the same amount on both sides. Seems that the factory has some bugs to work out.

All three issues that I have with this truck have been slight factory oversights.

General Comments:

This is by far the best truck I have ever owned.

The interior is roomy, but not too big.

Steering is precise, but not too sensitive.

Power is adequate, although it seems to shift at the slightest touch of the accelerator. Running E-85 gains a significant power gain, but the mileage is terrible and the computerized fuel management is more or less useless.

When running e-85, I can drive 5 miles and the DTE (distance to empty) gauge says I have driven at least twice that distance.

The stereo system is awful. I have never had such a pathetic sounding stereo in my life. My 1998 Tacoma with 300k miles and a stock stereo still had a better sound quality than this.

The sync system works perfectly with my phone and is easy to setup. With my iPod however... is another story. The sync system has a long way to go before it will be considered user friendly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2010

11th Jan 2011, 21:56

Just wanted to answer a few of your concerns, because I'm a Ford technician.

Your transmission seems to be shifting rapidly, because the F-150 is now equipped with a 6-speed auto transmission, as compared to the 4-speed one they had before. More gears is advantageous, because it can keep the engine RPMs where it wants. The engine might make the most power at one RPM, but the best fuel mileage at another RPM. By having more gears, you can always keep the RPM closest to where you want it, whether it be power for accelerating or towing, or for better MPGs, depending on what you're asking of it. The new 6-speed transmissions are a way to increase power AND MPGs at the same time.

As for your sync issues, it's not Fords fault, it's Apple's. Sync especially doesn't like the Ipod touch. Notice that when you use your phone with Sync, there's no problems, but attach any Apple product and you have problems. This is Apples fault. Apple is notorious for making their products not compatible with others. They go out of their way to make their products with limited compatibility with anything else than another Apple product. You have to buy the Apple docking station or you'll have problems, you have to buy the Apple charger or you'll have problems, etc. This is why I don't buy Apple products.

Gotta stop talking about Apple before I get angry...

But overall, the new F-150s are great trucks (and old ones too), and hope you enjoy this one for years to come!

20th Jun 2015, 17:34

I thought Sync is a Microsoft product, not an Apple one.