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#1230 of 1265 Advice needed on pricing of a 2000 F-150
Aug 20, 2003 (12:46 pm)
A friend of my husband's is selling his 2000 F-150 supercab, 5.4 EFI V8, w/cap & bedliner, 16 more months on an extended warranty, 22,000 miles, mint condition, heavy duty electrical/cooling, 4x4 off-road package and a few more perks. He's asking $17,500. I usually do extensive research on vehicles before purchasing and I am starting to learn about Fords. But I've never owned one before, so I thought I'd come to the place where folks have had experience!
I've done some searching at Edmond's on used truck prices, but haven't found where i can enter all the extras (especially the cap). I'd appreciate any insight you all can give me, ASAP.
#1231 of 1265 Slip Differential
Aug 20, 2003 (3:02 pm)
Need some advice. Plan on buying a '03 Supercrew in the next couple of weeks. I used Edmunds website to solicite offers on different ones. Its worked well so far with 17 vehicles quoted from 10 dealers. My delima is the best offer is a Lariet with 5.4L V8 and standard differential. Its the only one out of 17 that doesn't have this option. I don't plan on towing anything, but I'm not sure what abilities I'll lose if I don't have it.
#1232 of 1265 Used 2001 Supercrew 4x4
Sep 03, 2003 (6:14 am)
Just bought w/ high miles (ALL highway miles) & am looking for any advice/comments. First "new" truck & am psyched! thanx!!
#1233 of 1265 Supercrew Mileage
Sep 03, 2003 (7:30 am)
What kind of mileage can I expect W/my 4.6 liter
engine (4x4)? thanx
#1234 of 1265 tkenny's mileage
Sep 12, 2003 (7:06 pm)
tkenny, have you tried feeding it premium gas for a few tanks to see if it improves further? .... Pity, but it's a big heavy vehicle and there's no diesel option. (Yet). A more cautious driver content to be last away from the stop sign might add a mile or two per gallon, but that's as much as can be asked. 800 lb more weight is more then going to offset any theoretical gain in the reworked 5.4
#1235 of 1265 2004s IN STOCK AND WORKING IN LAS VEGAS
Sep 12, 2003 (7:14 pm)
While goofing off in Vegas this week on vacation!
Spotted several 04 150 Crews decked out as Yellow Cabs. WOW....
Stopped by local Ford dealer..They must of had 50+ 04s on the lot !
Heres a good laugh....A big GM shindig was in town at the Sands convention center. They had a set up at the Thomas & Mack center with a bunch of new GM vehicles to test drive..........
On the corner at the entrance was a new 04 Crew hanging by a crane as you drove into the lot with a big banner saying "NEW FORD F-150 HERE NOW!!!!"
Bet those GM honchos were NOT pleased !......geo
Sep 13, 2003 (12:52 pm)
Even though the new 04 F-150 has just been released I still think the old model is the nicest truck I have ever driven. The power was good on the 5.4 engine, the drive was smooth, the wind noise was almost non-existent, and it could be used as a 4X4 quite well.
Looking forward to driving a new one with the improved 5.4, though I might just buy a standard cab 4X4 with the base 4.6 V8, which I have not driven yet, but think it should be sufficient for that setup.
Also, people were commenting on gas mileage. When I drove an F-150 Supercrew, actually I rented it, I found I could get about 17 around town, not goosing the throttle and close to 20 on the highway going between 70-75MPH. It all depends on your driving style what gas mileage you will get on average.
Sep 22, 2003 (9:12 pm)
Just bought a F150 Supercrew Lariat. I normaly try to stay away form buying newly introduced models the first year. I figure its best to let the car companies fix the first year bugs.
After looking at the 04's I couldn't resist. I should have listened to myself. On the way home from the dealer, the truck's rear end started shaking whenever I slowed between 30-40 MPH. I'm not talking subtle shaking . I talking stop the car and check for flat tire shaking.
Next day took the car to the dealer. Of course the car did not exhibit the shake on the test drive by shop foreman. They checked the car out for any obvious problems and eveything check out ok. Took the car home, had no problems for three or four days, then it hit again. It comes and go's. Anybody have any suggestions?
Sep 22, 2003 (10:38 pm)
i drove an '04 supercab last weekend. and i can say that i wasn't wowed enough to trade-in my '02 king ranch s-crew.
things i liked were the quietness/ride and drive.
things i didn't like were the chintzy chrome covered inside door handles that feel as cheap as they look. the climate control knobs felt brittle when rotated. the wood grain in the lariate was atrocious! my '77 cordoba sported better faux wood... the outside fuel door is plastic and on the truck i test drove it looked like a different colour than the surrounding sheet metal.
as for the 5.4l...to me it didn't feel anymore powerful than my '02 5.4l. the newer 4r75e tranny did shift better than my 4r70w. however, i felt my truck sounded better at full throttle vs the new one.
overall i wasn't impressed enough to get serious about trading...
#1239 of 1265 2003 Supercrew
Sep 26, 2003 (5:01 am)
Just bought a 2003 supercrew. 2004 was nice but even bigger/taller than 2003 which is already large.
Ride is great. Got 14.5 mpg around town and 16.8 mpg hwy on first two fill ups. (5.4 engine)
Heat control appear to be screwed up. When I turn to floor from panel, both panel and floor are blowing. Turn to defrost and there is lots of noise but little air flow. Turn to floor again and all the air goes onto the windsheild. Shut it off and there ia a loud whine/hiss. Already scheduled to have dealer check it.
Besides heat problem truck is great.