Last post on Jul 31, 1999 at 1:44 PM
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Jul 29, 1999 (3:52 am)
Do you guys think the 5.4L is worth the additional cost over the 4.6L in a F-150? I plan on towing a 4-Place motorcycle and a single axle in closed trailer plus serious off-road excursions in the 99. Right now I own a 79 F-150 with the 351M and I have yet to drive a more durable vehicle, the truck has over 150K and has not given me a lick of engine or transmission trouble in the past eight years that I have owned it.
Jul 29, 1999 (3:54 am)
How much stiffer of a ride does the F-250 or 350 for that matter give than the 1/2 ton, I had not idea that you could get a well equipped 3/4 or 1 ton for nearly the same price as a loaded 1/2 ton. Has this been the case for a few years?
Jul 29, 1999 (4:43 am)
I believe the cost justifies itself in getting the 5.4L. The cost is negligible only about $700 or so. Besides according to the 99 stickers the 4.6L is rated 17hwy/13City. The 5.4L is rated 16hwy/12city. Only 1 mpg difference. Plus if your going to tow something its always better to go bigger. I had the same delima I really don't plan to tow anything but opted for the 5.4L in the 2000 I ordered. Just paitently waiting for it too come in.....well not to paitently
Jul 29, 1999 (1:47 pm)
Get the 5.4. I have owned them both and the 5.4 is a much stronger motor. And yes, you can buy a equally loaded 250 for about the same price as a 150.
#780 of 785 MILEAGE
Jul 29, 1999 (3:27 pm)
What kind of mileage are people getting with the 5.4L 4x4 supercab F150's? Are they getting near what the sticker says, better or worse?
Jul 30, 1999 (4:09 am)
Anyone know of any significant changes for the 2000 F-150's?
Jul 30, 1999 (12:54 pm)
My milage is consistant with the sticker. However, I think that will improve with engine breakin. I only have 3000m on my 5.4 4x4 ex.cab and last weekend got 17 on a 250 mi trip.
#783 of 785 f220swift
Jul 30, 1999 (4:04 pm)
On a long trip what was your avg speed? Are you able to use regluar unleaded or do you need premium? Thanks for the information.
Jul 31, 1999 (3:35 am)
My average highway speed was approx. 75mph. And I am running regular unleaded. So far I am very pleased with this motor-truck combo. I think Ford has most of the bugs worked out of the new 150's. Compared to my 97 150 this truck seems to be a lot tighter (rattles,vibrations,ect,ect). So far so good!
#785 of 785 Front Porch Philosopher
Jul 31, 1999 (1:44 pm)
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