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#905 of 1265 Don't want to give it up...
Oct 08, 2001 (8:17 pm)
I have a 1997 F150 SuperCab 4x4 w/ 4.6L and 67K on the odo. This is THE best car I have ever owned. Drives well and smooth for everyday commuting. Twin-waverunners get pulled with little problem. It is a bit taxed when asked to pull my Boston Whaler Offshore boat (I "borrow" my brother-in-law's F250 SD when I need to pull it now), but that's not an everyday event.
Now I find myself in a dillema.
Ford is offering 0% on F150 SCrews, and I can get them on x-plan pricing. Do I part with my good friend for the unknown companionship of a new SCrew?
Is a model year change emminent, and I should wait another year?
God, the decisions.
#906 of 1265 Atlanta4, don't think that's it.
Oct 09, 2001 (5:16 am)
I've noticed the diff. grilles ever since the '97's but this is the first I noticed the mirrors too.
#907 of 1265 valve chatter on F-150
Oct 09, 2001 (10:03 am)
I have a new F-150 with the V-6 engine and from the very beginning I've heard what I can only describe as a "valve chatter" noise coming from the engine. It's not real pronounced but definitely there. Typically, you hear it just cruising along at highway speed. It's almost as if the engine is underpowered. I was wondering if anyone else has noticed a similar noise with this engine?
#908 of 1265 Dealers in N.Y./C.T.
Oct 09, 2001 (5:34 pm)
Can anyone recommend a dealer N.Y./C.T..Looking to order a 2002 screw, any information on what a fair deal is would be appreciated. Received a quote of $500.00 over invoice with $220.00 added on for "regional advertising", is anyone else running into this add on? Thanks
#909 of 1265 What is this x-plan?
Oct 09, 2001 (8:44 pm)
I live in San Jose, CA and am planing on buying a crewcab pickup. Either a Tacoma doublecab or the F150 S-Crew. The F150 has a lot going for it but it's about $8000 more. I checked with the dealers on rebates/incentives but no one mentioned the x-plan.
Oct 10, 2001 (9:59 am)
XLT 2wd F150's have chrome grilles, 4wd XLT's have body colored grille surrounds. All Lariats have the body color surrounds. Not sure about the mirrors, but I think its the same as the grilles.
Oct 10, 2001 (2:17 pm)
I happen to work for a company that has an agreement with Ford for discounted prices on vehicles. They call this the x-plan and it is well known among dealers.
Oct 11, 2001 (11:55 am)
I just over 1400 miles on my Screw. My mileage was about 11-12 at best. After 1000 miles I installed a K&N air filter, mileage increased to 13-14 right from the get go.It should get better as I go along. These are street only miles and no freeway driving. I have a 2wd 5.4, and no tow packages. and I like to drive fast!
#913 of 1265 Kenny.......your foot must be heavy,,,,,,,,
Oct 11, 2001 (1:56 pm)
I'm averaging 17 mpg with a 4x4 5.4.
#914 of 1265 Test drive Lariat
Oct 11, 2001 (7:09 pm)
I test drove a Lariat 4x4 today. I was surprised at how "stiff" the suspension felt. The steering was a bit loose. The leather seat bolsters were a bit two tight.
This is all compared to my 97 XLT 4x4.
Can anyone tell me if the leather seats "loosen up"?