19th Jun 2006, 10:44
Still though... only 13 mpg on the highway? Even with the 5.4L, shouldn't he be getting a little better mileage? Unless he's doing 90 mph wherever he goes.
23rd Jun 2006, 18:34
Odds are that he does drive like a nut. My '06 150 works just fine... Goes like a bat out of hell and rides like a Caddy. I have a Super Crew 2 wheel drive with 3:55 final drive ratio. I get 20.1 hwy and 17.3 city. Good luck and try another dealer. Have a great Summer!
23rd Jun 2006, 21:12
Doing my best get the real truth out on the NEW F150
Ford does not care about its customers. Dealers do not get the job done correctly in this area. Ones bad, the other is worse yet. Then you drive 50 miles to the others.
Ford has a alignment policy in the first 6000 miles. But dealers rotate tires and hide the problem with other excuses. Then you're over and you pay for it.
Do not drive 90 anywhere. Most miles are on highway and then never over 70. Around 300 miles a week. Oh yes, don't complain about the mileage. Why the heck not when my company E350 Van with the old style 5.4 engine weights in at 8700 lbs has 2 ladders on top along with a pipe rack, and knocks out a consistant 15-16 mpg highway for over 150,000 miles now.
Last excuse on poor mileage. Buying gas at the wrong stations. Must buy your gas at the station across from the dealer ship or you're going to have problems. Seems just a little unreasonable to own a vehicle if you only can buy gas at one station.
As for the stumbling engine. Have fought Ford on this one on my company vehicle. Always a battle, they just won't admit to poor plugs and coil pack design. Water gets in past the poor sealing boot then shorts out the coil and weakens it thus a stumble on acceleration and very poor mileage.
6th Jul 2006, 21:19
I don't know. I got an 2004 F-150 Super-crew 4x4 5.4L.
I get 19 MPG in mixed driving. Somewhat heavy foot.
I also had a hesitation problem, and Ford re-flashed my computer and no problem. NOTHING, but praise for Ford service.
Had a number of cosmetic problems, ranging from tail light leaking (water getting in) to the Ford emblem in the steering wheel pealing ($1000 fix, hole air bag had to be changed to fix emblem). No problems, fixed right away with no quibbles!
23rd Jul 2006, 16:09
I have to agree with the first poster about Ford service. I had a bad time with them too. I went to other dealers, and got the same run around as with the first dealer. I do a lot of the work on my car, truck, so I don't buy new anymore. I can afford to buy new, but feel it is a waste of money if the dealer offers no support.
8th Oct 2006, 12:04
Why would it matter where you buy gas at? all gas should be the same, what would you do if you went on a trip somewhere? go only as far as half a tank will take you then turn back?
As for the coil pack and spark plug issue, the Triton engines seem to have a problem with water leaks, a simple fix is: replace all coil packs and plugs and make sure to slap a nice layer of grease around them, no more water, no more problems. If you are going to replace the packs and plugs, why not upgrade to the Denso Iridium spark plugs (I have them in my 4.0 OHV Explorer and love them) and also upgrade to a different coil pack. Also try replacing the plug wires with NGK resistor wires, much better response time and lower resistance.
17th Oct 2006, 20:05
Take the lead out of your foot. I also get around 16-18 MPG in the city, and I hotrod it a little here and there. My 2005 Supercrew XLT is awesome. I'm totally satisfied with the product as a whole.
And you really have to shop around dealerships. I live in Kansas City, and I went to two different dealerships, Blue Springs Ford and Metro Ford. Blue Springs wouldn't work on the financing with me and didn't have the color I wanted (http://www.fordf150.net/photos/g3779-new-truck.html). They found the exact truck I wanted, but still wouldn't offer decent financing. Went home and looked for the truck online, and found what I think was it at Metro Ford. Went over there on New Year's Eve, bought the truck, got lifetime tires, extended warranty, tonneau cover, etc. for a better deal than Blue Springs Ford was offering.
I'll never buy another GM product after my 2000 Malibu; just check the reviews on that! Jeez.
29th Dec 2006, 09:58
We switched to GM products mainly because Ford dealer service was so bad. The GM dealer is wonderful and even fixed a very minor problem on our GMC when it was 4,000 miles out of warranty at no charge to us. With that said, service was our ONLY regret with Ford. The vehicles themselves were great, and one of our current vehicles is still a Ford truck. I've tried imports and been VERY unhappy with them in the area of both reliability and dealer service. I still think the F-150 is the best truck on the road, I just wish Ford Motor Company would make its dealers treat their owners a lot better.
29th Dec 2006, 15:28
I agree with the poor mileage issue. 04 f150 supercab lariat that will not get 13mpg regardless of driver.
31st Dec 2006, 18:41
I just bought an 03 super crew 4x4 with the 5.4 last night it started to stumble, I knew it was missing. My mechanic friend plugged in his gensys and said that #5 was not firing probably the coil pack. I find out tuesday if its covered. I hope the 30 day rule applies because after $25,000 for this truck I think it should be fixed or their getting it back.
1st Jan 2007, 20:52
OK for that one guy that payed $25,000 for a 03 f150. He could have got a brand new one for that price. Seein on how the truck is now 4 years old and that's why you always take it to a tech and let them see whats worng with it. That's what I did and with my 2000 f150 and there was nothing worng with it at all. I love it and it only has 40,000 miles on it.
9th Jan 2007, 21:06
I have a 2004 f150 supercrew on 24" wheels and get about 10.7 mpg if I'm lucky (290 miles tank/27g tank = 10.7)
11th Jan 2007, 15:38
I have a 2002 Ford F150 V8 5.4 with a Triton Engine. I have had some problems with the coil pack and plugs, have had 4 replaced.
I want to buy a new 2007 pick up, but want to be reassured that this problem has be resolved. A salesman told me that it was a moisture issue and the pickup has been redesigned in 2004.
This morning I called Ford and was told that they were not aware of any such problems. This does little to reassure me to buy another Ford pick up.
I am 65 years old and have always bought a Ford or Mercury automobile. Can you help me.