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#1258 of 1265 4x4bully.................
Dec 14, 2003 (11:17 am)
You realize that if this same thing would have happened to a Dodge some of these Ford lovers would be telling you that this is nothing but a sign of things to come and how much better Fords are.
Ford makes a pretty good truck, but nobody, and I mean nobody is pefect, despite the claims you'll hear in other quarters. Obviously this was a defect at assembly. I'm sure your dealer will make this right and you will have good service from it.
#1259 of 1265 Looking for a 2001 F150 Supercab XLT 4x4
Dec 15, 2003 (10:43 am)
I am in the market for a Ford or Chevy with the above specs. I am a SUV convert ('89 Toyota Land Cruiser) but need space for renovation jobs.
Does anyone have any pro's or con's about the above trucks? It seems the Fords are a bit cheaper in price.
Also, would you have any problems buying one of these trucks with 30k - 45k miles? Shouldn't these trucks run to 150k or so with few problems when they are not abused and oil changed regularly.
Please advise. Thanks for the help.
#1260 of 1265 F150 Crash test results look good!
Dec 20, 2003 (11:43 am)
Last night on the news program they showed the 2004 F150 surviving the front end collision test and it performed very well. The first video showed the 2003 year model and then the 2004....Man what a difference!!! With over 17 years in auto claims, I can appreciate the improvements in this years model. Granted the end result is still a total loss from the wreck, at least the cabin remained intact so fewer if any injuries would result. I am still disappointed that
Ford has not stepped up to the plate quicker with the optional side air curtains. I have read that maybe next years edition will offer them.
#1261 of 1265 I saw those results
Dec 20, 2003 (10:44 pm)
over at msnbc's website. And it does appear to be a big difference. Makes me wish I had a 2004 now!
Dec 21, 2003 (4:13 pm)
keep in mind guys that the '03 model tested was a supercab and not a supercrew.
#1263 of 1265 S Crew VS. S Cab results
Dec 21, 2003 (6:47 pm)
I'm no structural engineer, but what little knowledge I do have from adjusting auto claims for 17 years, I'd be willing to bet the S Crew will do just as well or even better. Based on the fact there is a center ( B ) pillar in the S Crew whereas the SC does not, I feel there is even more structural strength.
Dec 21, 2003 (7:15 pm)
i would hope the '03 supercrew would do MUCH better than the '03 supercab...which did horribly!!
Dec 26, 2003 (11:47 am)
I hope you guys are right too!