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Ford F-150, Truck
Aug 21, 2003 (8:55 pm)
I'm surprised ANT has any brain left when we're all through pickin it over!
Aug 22, 2003 (7:04 pm)
To think, I've had a hellacious week thus far and on one forum, I accidently released some info ahead of time and realizing it hours/days later. I believe next week I should be able to get issues here in order enough for me to "THINK", before I shoot my mouth
#34 of 71 Saw the 2004 today, it's nice!
Aug 22, 2003 (7:04 pm)
Driving by my local dealer today, there was a new 2004 F150, nice...
#35 of 71 Saw 'em sitting out front
Aug 22, 2003 (10:02 pm)
Driving on the interstate today, I saw the local high volume Ford dealer had six (6) 2004 F-150s sitting out front. But he still has about 600 2003 F-150s sitting in his back lot to move. Have to check them out on way to work before salesmen get there (6:15 am).
#36 of 71 04 f-150 Disappointed
Sep 01, 2003 (1:16 pm)
I hope Ford is not banking on this new truck to revive itself . Just seen the truck at the unveiling at local dealership. Needless to say I was Disappointed. The trucks looked BLAH, even the sporty STX . About the only thing I liked was the Dash. The seat material sucks,The front end was cheap, The door mirrors were cheap, The steps came off the explorer,cheap, They skimped on the wheel flares. Oh ya this truck is 800lbs heavier. For all the future buyers , better get the 5.4L you'll need it. The msrp of the best one they had (STX) was $34k+. I'll keep my 02 for a long time.
Sep 01, 2003 (1:19 pm)
My, you ARE a bomb thrower, aren't you? Guess I'd better go check one of these out for myself.
#38 of 71 No test drive?
Sep 03, 2003 (4:53 pm)
Gee. Not even a test drive to see if you liked it?
I got my wife behind the wheel of an '04 F-150 last weekend. She took it for a drive around a parking lot, couldn't work up the nerve to leave it ... she liked it. She liked the interior, liked the design WAAY better then a Ram, was struck by the quiet within the cab and by the easy steering .... helps to take a test drive, it really does. I think that if the build quality doesn't open a door for the Titan and the 2005/06 Toyota truck, the new F-150 will be fine. The weight is a concern... somewhat. However, the V-10 is going to get the same 3-valve remake as the 5.4 got, and I wonder if the stiffer 150 frame might not accommodate it. In the alternative, I see no reason why a work truck shouldn't have aluminum paneling, or plastic if it come to that: if you take it on a job site, it's gonna get dented, and I don't care WHAT it's made of - dents happen. The longer frame on the Titan will either weigh as much, or flex more: you pays you money and you takes you choice.
Sep 03, 2003 (6:11 pm)
Actually, the frame of the F-150 can support the power of a V-10 if need be. All depends on development resources.
#40 of 71 first impression
Sep 06, 2003 (7:42 am)
Sat in an 04 Lariat SuperCab on the showroom last night. Very nice truck.
Air Filter sits on top of engine and can be replaced in seconds.
Grill goes up with the hood making it easy to wash bugs out of the radiator, yet is a seperate piece to keep repair cost reasonable.
Fit and finish at first glance are light years ahead of previous fords and the current crop of domestics.
This was supposed to be the top to the line but had no power passenger seat or power sliding rear window.
The fake wood trim looks cheesy IMO. I liked the dash in the XLT, FX4 and even the base model better.
No 20" wheels offered even as an option.
They had 6 trucks to look at in various trim levels with no supercrews expected for two weeks. IMO all of the wheels they offer are ugly. They need to take a hard look at the nice 20" chrome rims dodge offers.
I'll hold off on a test drive until the Titan and Tundra Double Cab are out and then drive them all.
#41 of 71 Supercab crash tests
Sep 06, 2003 (8:27 am)
Does anyone know if Ford has taken steps to improve on last year's poor crash test results? I am interested in an 4wd supercab and don't know whether to go for a leftover or wait for a 2004.