Currently, I have a hell of a time shifting into 1st gear as well as reverse when at a stand-still. This began happening around 18-19,000 miles. Annoying as all hell and I need to push ridiculously hard to get it into either gear. Also, clicks and uncomfortable metal on metal noises when shifting out of 4th.
I love driving the truck, but the transmission leaves a lot to be desired. It has enough power for city driving, but it certainly doesn't like hills too much. Have previously owned cars with a lot of torque and this truck makes me miss them. All in all, decent truck, but I am certainly not a "Ford only" kind of guy. I will certainly be looking at Chevys when I'm in the market again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th July, 2004