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2008 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab

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2008 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Review

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If Ford does one thing better than building tough trucks, it's selling them. Rising fuel prices and a move toward smaller vehicles have forced the company to revise its 2008 F-150 line-up by offering more features and options with an aggressive new pricing strategy. Determined to keep the F-150 America's best-selling pickup, Ford continues to offer a dizzying array of configurations as well as a new 5.4-liter V8 Flex Fuel engine that can run on E85, a blend of 85-percent ethanol and 15-percent gasoline. Tough competition from Dodge, as well as new lines from GMC and Chevrolet, will keep the fire under the F-150's tires, which could very well translate into some great deals for the savvy consumer.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're a pickup-truck kind of person to begin with, but your spouse is not, this truck could very well win him or her over. Bold colors, outrageous trim packages, a lavish interior and the all-American big Blue Oval should win thumbs-up approval.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you like your trucks rough, loud and shaky, this one won't cut it. On a serious note, the 2008 Ford F-150 cannot claim the most horsepower or torque in its class, an important bragging right for some truck owners. Safety-conscious consumers won't care for the lack of side-impact and side-curtain airbags.

What's Significant About This Car?

New options include a factory-installed cargo management system, remote start, manual telescoping trailer mirrors and a rear backup camera which displays its image in the rearview mirror. New trims include the Lariat Limited, STX Wheels and Stripes package and the XL SuperCrew. Fleet buyers can opt for a mid-box cargo container that fits between the cab and the bed.

Driving the F150 SuperCrew Cab

Driving Impressions Power is the name of the game when it comes to full-size trucks, and here Ford has made some significant advances. The Triton 5.4-liter V8 features a three-valve-per-cylinder design and...

variable cam timing to generate 300 horsepower and a healthy 365 pound-feet of torque. A beefed-up version of the 4R75E automatic transmission has been assigned to handle the engine's added muscle. Gone are the long-familiar Ford power steering system and torsion bar front suspension; replacing them are a modern rack-and-pinion steering and front coil-over-shock suspension. The combination of these features makes these the best-handling, best-riding F-150s to ever leave a Ford factory. If you grew up driving older F-150 models (2004 or prior), you'll be duly impressed by the dead-on steering feel and straight-line tracking of today's F-150s.

Cargo Management System
Installed at the factory, Ford's new Cargo Management System (available only on short-bed Styleside models) consists of two rails, a pair of bins, a pair of crossbars and a header bar.

Small Rear Door
Regular Cab models have a small rear door to help load items behind the back seat.

2008 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Details
Interior

The F-150's interior is as close to car-like as you'll find in any pickup. Not only is the new F-150 better looking inside, it's also more quiet, safe and spacious. The dash and interior design on the base models look good enough, but the addition of leather, wood, chrome and center console-mounted shifter found on the high-end models combine to raise the bar on the plush pickup concept. Seating is firm and upright, and SuperCrew models feature lots of rear legroom and amenities such as DVD-entertainment and power windows.

Exterior

The 2008 Ford F-150 carries over with only minor exterior upgrades. The recently redesigned shapely Ford body, egg-crate grille and Blue Oval badging remain intact, surrounded by some new chrome trim and a crop of fresh new colors. The F-150's silhouette is easy to spot, thanks to its tall bed wall (about two inches taller than the previous-generation F-150). Though it looks different, some may find the tall bed walls make it difficult to reach a toolbox from the side of the truck. The Regular Cab features a set of small, rear-hinged doors that allow easy access to the narrow space behind the front seat. Those who like to have as much fresh air in the cabin as possible will appreciate the SuperCab's optional rear roll-down windows, a first in this segment.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The base F-150 has a 202-horsepower V6, five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), 26-gallon fuel tank, AM/FM stereo, dual side mirrors, vinyl split-bench seat, tilt wheel, power steering, locking tailgate and 17-inch steel wheels.

Optional Equipment

The F-150 offers numerous trim levels, engine choices and bed and cab lengths. Notable options include a 300-horsepower 5.4-liter Triton V8, power seats, power windows, power locks, remote entry, keypad unlocking system, auto-dimming rearview mirror, AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD changer, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, leather seats, DVD navigation, trailer and towing packages, power sliding rear window, cruise control, power moonroof, Reverse Sensing System, limited-slip differential, 35.7-gallon fuel tank, Rearview back-up camera, mechanical or automatic shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, power-adjustable pedals and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Under the Hood

Base Regular Cab models are powered by a tepid but fuel-efficient (for a big truck) V6. We don't recommend this engine for towing or hauling heavy loads. The 4.6-liter V8 engine might save you some money, but it, too, seems to lack the punch this truck deserves. We prefer the 300-horsepower 5.4-liter V8, which has the power to move, haul and tow that fits this truck's can-do image.

4.2-liter V6
202 horsepower @ 4350 rpm
260 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19 (manual), 14/19 (automatic)

4.6-liter V8
248 horsepower @ 4750 rpm
294 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/18 (2WD), 13/17 (4WD)

5.4-liter V8
300 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
365 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/17 (2WD Gasoline), 10/13 (2WD E85),
12/16 (4WD Gasoline), 9/12 (4WD E85)

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2008 Ford F150 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 2398 Ratings for the 2004 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Perfectly maintained, single owner/Great Truck

By on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Low mile,looks new, single owner, perfect history"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"2006 F-150 4 door SuperCrew Cab King Ranch bought new from Bondy Ford dealership in Dothan, Alabama in 2007. Retired military single owner with clear title. Immaculate interior and exterior condition, always serviced, never wrecked. Power windows, dual power heated seats, power rear sliding window, power sun roof, premium wheels, towing package w/electric brake, paint match lockable hard tonneau cover and factory bed liner, full spare (new)...pretty much every extra available in 2006. A great low mileage truck that has a proven history and no issues."

I really like this truck- my fourth F-150

By on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,458

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Cons: "Teeny cup holders."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Back when Ford engineers interviewed ranchers, farmers carpenters and people that use this truck to work in like me, they modified the F-150 based on these interviews. Some of the criteria they used: Small turning radius, heat within the first five minutes, good visibility from the drivers seat, easy to read gauges, no useless accessories, works for a long time, easy to service, stable operation on and off the road. The truck does all this and more. Granted, my F-150 is 10 years old and it may be that in the next 4 or 5 years I will have to buy a new one. Meantime this truck works as hard as I do. It's not fancy, it's just comfortable and profitable. My horse likes it too."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

This truck is garbage

By on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"$900 spark plug job. Ford says "routine maintenance". Along with the other 39 problems I am done buying Ford after 20 years."

7 people out of 16 found this review helpful

been one of the best trucks I have owned

By on Saturday, April 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "excellent to drive and ride in"

Cons: "I cant think of any, overalll Iam pleased with it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"this truck has been one of the best I have owned, I have had ford truck since 1987 and they have met my expectation"

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

very good truck. hate to get rid of it.

By on Monday, April 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "powerfull, solid, well maintained. never abused."

Cons: "too big for me. i am single. dont need big truck"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"been a very good truck. very reliable. dealer serviced. I have never absused it. never been offroad except for my yard. 4x4 works great. excellent in snow. very comfortable ride. large, and great for full sized family. everything works. all electric items work. 2 sets of tires with rims. trailor hitch with electric brake module. maintence is up to date according to book. minor scratches and wear. has bedliner. had fiberglass matching cap. seats have been covered since I bought it. super cold a/c and super hot heater..."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

bought it new. it's been a low maintenance vehicle

By on Sunday, April 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "comfort. good for work and pleasure driving"

Cons: "low MPG, turning radius, tight in parking spaces"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

happiness is my tuck and my truck

"used it initially as my weekend vehicle but now it's my primary vehicle. has given me no mechanical problems. i condition the leather seats twice a year and they are perfect. 5.4 engine has a lot of power. good quality--no broken knobs, electrical problems, etc. audiophile system is terrific. i wax 3 times a year and finish looks new. only replacement part was Ford emblem on front because it looked faded and was peeling."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

happiness is my tuck and my truck

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