Based on 2263 Ratings for the 2004 - 2008 models.Review this car
By AJB (AL) on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I owned and sold this car
Reason: lemmon - My approximate mileage is 90,000
Pros: "great ride, solid, comfy"
Cons: "JUNK, Lemmon, bad year model for the 5.4"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Bought XLT 5.4 4x4 super cab with 15k on it. Like new. Immediately the 4x4 did not function. Only learned this when trying to pull trailer from lake boat launch. Had to be pulled out. The truck was solid as a rock and so comfortable on the highway. Best ride ever on the highway. At about 70K, the trans started to act up and soon failed completely. From that point on, it was a monthly repair bill. The motor started acting up close to 90k and it had to go. Two coil packs went out within a month! I had installed rhino liners, front leveler kit, bull bar, grill covers, bed extender, etc. Just put new tires on it. It was clean and extremely nice. It turned out to be junk. Around the same time two close friends with the same year model F150s with 5.4s had similar problems. Ford let us down in a bad way. I lost really bad on this one. Sold it for nothing to get rid of it. Don't buy a 2005 with a 5.4."
By MTBTrucker (WA) on Sunday, December 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Powerful, Comfortable, Reliable, Looks"
Cons: "Power windows, spark plug design"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Been a great truck for as long as I've owned it. The 5.4L motor isn't fast, but it's got great low and mid range torque, great for getting around tough roads, snow, or getting a big load moving. Used it for construction, landscaping, and moving stuff for friends, it barely notices a 1000 pound load in the box when you tell it to go. Works and drives great for towing up to the 8000lb range - It's capable of more (9200) but I wouldn't do it regularly, that's getting into F250 territory (Personal preference more than anything else). Suspension rides very comfortably for a fully-boxed frame rig. Shift on the fly 4wd is great for driving snowy city roads going from plowed to unplowed. The stock sound system is one of the nicest available for a vehicle of this age, and the 6CD player is an added bonus. Reverse sensors are a great help for backing into parking spaces, garages, loading docks etc. The cabin is well laid out, comfortable, and adults can fit in the back seat of an extended cab - maybe not for a six hour road trip, but definitely for an hour or two. It is also a very classy looking truck - the lines are crisp, clean, and understated, not big and in your face like trucks they make these days. After a good wash and polish it still cleans up really nicely! The reasons I rated it lower for quality: The power window switches have a tendency to stop working, requiring you to take them apart and clean them every few years. The window motors also fail occasionally (only once so far - passenger front), and you have to take the door apart to drop a new one in. In general, some of the electronics seem a bit cheap. But on the positive side, they're all easy fixes if you have Google and a spare hour or two, and I have yet to have any problems with the major components like the engine, transmission, suspension, frame, brakes, etc. The 5.4L motor does have well-documented difficulties extracting spark plugs from the motor when its time to change them, but since that's a "once-every-6-years-or-so" problem, it doesn't really bug me. Overall, it's hard to get a better truck for the money. If you're looking at one to buy, keep in mind that it is a half-ton truck, with half-ton limitations. It will tow a couple horses or a few tons of hay or a boat, haul some lumber just fine, but it isn't going to like it when you drop 2500lbs of gravel in the back or ask it to tow a 10000lb tractor."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By ginnes (MS) on Saturday, December 14, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,879overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"best truck on the road theres a reason it sells so many never let me down love the stepside bed"
By donald duck on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,500overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"has fiber glass bed cover w/ liner"
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By RM (NC) on Monday, November 25, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "comfort, reliability,good gas milage,"
Cons: "cant think of any"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"A great truck for dependability,comfort and style. Haven't put anything into this truck but gas and typical maint items. Cant believe its not valued more than 7,000 $"
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful