"The 4.0 liter and long wheel base is what makes this vehicle, otherwise it is basic detroit engineering and quality. Runs like a scaled dog and tows 2100 lbs camper trailer better than the Blazer I also own. This truck has had some bad karma in that it had 2 no starts requiring tow to dealer in first 600 miles of ownership and a failing MAP sensor at 52000 miles. The usual nickel and dime detroit stuff, peeling interior trim finish, failed mirror switch, dash lights burning out early life. Looking to upgrade to full size and sell this one, oddly enough the Nissan Titan XE can be had for the same money I paid for this one, (bought it new 01/2002), $19,900.00 new over the curb price. As the nickname suggests, it's my first and last Ford, this is my wifes vehicle and she does not trust it on long trips so I need to find tow vehicle for the camper.
Most impressive is the acceleration and ride quality of this truck, suspect it will smoke alot of BMW's out there!"