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Ford F-150, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Truck
#73 of 569 Gm or the Ford F-150
May 07, 2002 (5:03 pm)
I own a 2000 Silverado 1500 4x2 xtra cab and a 2001 Ford Super Crew 4x2.
I've never had the shakes in my Chevy cept when it was heavily loaded. When loaded the rear half of the drive shaft is at a bad angle to the pinion gear. It does seem like a bad design to me. I've read that the shakes seem to be in more 4x4 GM trucks than the 4x2's.
I lowered my Super Crew 2 inches front and back. i did have to correct the pinion angle to stop a vibration in it.
#74 of 569 Keyless Start
May 08, 2002 (10:25 am)
Anyone have the Keyless Start option or know how this works on the new F-150's??? After you start the engine can you just get in and drive, or do you still have to put the key in. I'm just a little curious on how this works. Thanks for any info.
#75 of 569 Looking at a 1991 F-150 XLT Lariat...
May 08, 2002 (11:49 am)
with 101,000mi. on it. The truck appears to be in very good shape, but know looks are deceiving. The current owner (#3) is asking $5,000 for it which is high compared to what Edmunds and KBB says it should be. Both say it should run about $3,600. The interior looks great as well as the body. It has the 4.9l 6cyl. in it with 2 tone paint and the XLT package. Owner says he is selling it only because he needs money to compensate for some stolen goods? He has owned it only a short while. What do you all think?
#76 of 569 Never mind...
May 09, 2002 (8:22 pm)
I passed on it. The owner wouldn't budge on the price so I let it go.
#77 of 569 2000 F-150 paint problem
May 12, 2002 (9:28 pm)
I have a 2000 F-150 with just over 26,000 miles on it. Today, when changing the air filter, I noticed that the paint is starting to bubble from rust on the leading edge of the hood. This truck is washed a lot, so I'm wondering if this is a problem that others have had. Just trying to get some backround info before I go to my dealer.
May 13, 2002 (9:44 am)
More than likely you have a paint flaw on your truck. I believe the hood on the F-150 is made of aluminum. (I know the 97's were)I would take the truck to the service department and have them look at it.
#79 of 569 Question regarding F-250...
May 13, 2002 (12:55 pm)
Can someone tell me what a 1988 Ford F-250 with 66,000 original miles, no apparent rust problems, not sure what engine size (female owner didn't know),auto. trans., two-tone paint (red/white), red interior should go for? Does anyone know what size engines were available in that year's F-250? Thanks.
#80 of 569 Autonuts - Truck values
May 20, 2002 (4:49 pm)
Try posting over on the smart shopper forum under "Real World Trade-in Values" Terry (rroyce) is the truck expert, and can give you a good idea on current wholesale & retail. Be sure to put the area of the country you live in, as truck values vary greatly between regions. Happy Shopping.
May 20, 2002 (5:26 pm)
Hey frey44 is right, I'd stay away from a GM product they have countless problems. I sold my 86 Ford F150 XLT last summer. It had 175,000 on and still ran good, its got about 200,000 on now and the fellow I sold it to says its running fine. I've always owned a F150 and they have been good. I bought 2001 Tundra SR5 V8 Access cab last summer because of the great deal I got on it. They were offering a $5000.00 rebate plus it came loaded with everything on it that would have cost me extra if I went with Ford are Dodge. I didn't even consider Chevy because of the problems they were having. If I wouldn't got the Toyota Tundra I would have definitely gone back with Ford.
The Tundra has been great so far, plenty of power and runs real smooth. I hope it lasts as long as my 86 F150 did.
#82 of 569 Im Thinking of Getting an F-150
May 22, 2002 (2:51 pm)
And would like to hear some comments on them from owners. Late models of course since Im looking at a 2002 model.
How is the reliability? (Visits to shop)
How is the ride? (Esp on highways)
Comfort (Ive noticed the 60/40 bench seats are horrible)
Any thoughts on pros/cons on F-150 over Chevy, Dodge, and Toyota would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!