21st Mar 2016, 03:25
Ma'am my heart is with you. The 97-03 is the most unsafe Ford truck design since the Bronco II. I only got this style because it's the last V8 with a 5 speed. Ford like all the other companies have been killing us and getting away with it for years. If I'm in an accident, I pray it's in my 95 F150.
21st Mar 2016, 13:48
Please elaborate as to why this is an "unsafe truck design". The separation of the cab from the bed mentioned in the previous comment does not signify any defective design nor construction, considering the cab and bed are NOT attached to each other on ANY body on frame pickup truck, including your 1995 F150 (the only exception was the unibody Ford truck built from 1961-63). The fatality of the previous commentor's husband, while unfortunate, was almost certainly unrelated to the fact that the bed and cab separated in the accident. If you think having the bed and cab as one piece is a safer design, go trade your F150 for a Honda Ridgeline!
17th Nov 2016, 18:17
"Ford like all the other companies have been killing us and getting away with it for years."
Real dramatic statement.
Too bad it is not accompanied by any evidence to make it any more than someone's questionable opinion!
19th Nov 2016, 06:14
Some of the older situations like the fuel fill location on older trucks, and even like the Pinto gas tank issue, affect redesigns. The government has safety guidelines. We have seat belts, air bags, ABS, crash tests with minimum safety standards. There was a time of no safety glass, no collapsible steering columns, metal dashes, low seats that could cause whiplash, no occupant restraints like seat belts etc. We have come a long way. I don't feel Ford F Series are unsafe today.
19th Nov 2016, 21:33
I agree. At the turn of the century Henry Ford mass produced affordable Ford automobiles for the average American. Better than getting kicked or thrown off a horse. Definitely improved the quality of life.
7th Apr 2017, 05:05
The 1997 to 2003 Ford F150 Supercab trucks didn't score well in crash tests. See for yourself.