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#140 of 351 Initial comments on my new Sport Trac
Apr 20, 2006 (7:04 am)
Got a red one, I think every option except adjustable pedals. Styling and safety are what hooked me. Ford really got it together, the box flare, chrome up front, 18" wheels, best looking truck on market. But thats me. First job, hauling a 6000 lb machine from Lake Placid to Syracuse in two weeks. Drive a 2003 Explorer and traded in a 95 Dakota. First thing noticed is quiet and ride, even compared to my Explorer. Inside door pull will take some getting use to, compared to my overall impression, that doesn't register.
Apr 24, 2006 (10:38 am)
I have been driving the 07 Sport Trac for almost two months now I've had zero problem with the truck. Everybody I meet makes a comment on how good the truck looks. This truck really makes people turn their heads. The Sport Trac is almost as fun to drive as my 05 Mustang convertible
#142 of 351 Went Off-Road...
Apr 24, 2006 (12:09 pm)
Really trashed the 07 ST this past weekend, went turkey hunting and took it several miles into thr woods, handled everything, without the differential (now that it is IRS)the drive line is very high and had no center clearance issues, forded some streams, went up some seriously steep (15-20 grade) and climbed like a pro, and it rides almost as smooth in the woods as the H1 (which is also IRS for those who say you must have a solid axle for off-road)...very impressive. Three washings later, mud is seeping from cracks, but what fun. Down-side, no turkey This time!) MPG have rsen dramatically now with just over 100 miles, over 14 in town (up from 10)and about 19 on Hwy. (up from 14) and rising...
Apr 24, 2006 (1:33 pm)
My new company provided car is a sport trac limited 2wd. I have driven the 4.6 and agree it is a very nice engine. I don't plan to tow though. Is the 4.0 powerful enough for the truck. I have read some 0-60 times and the 4.6 is about 1.5 sec faster than the 4.0. BUT if the 4.0 has enough torque (264 vs. 300) general driving should be OK with the smaller engine (Really How many times do you floor it to 60?). I can buy the 4.6 for about $1100, but I lose that money when I get another car. I will try to drive a 4.0 when one comes in, but I hoped to get some feedback here. Thanks
#144 of 351 Re: 4.0 vs. 4.6 [silverpiloto5]
Apr 24, 2006 (4:15 pm)
If your not going to be towing and you don't just have to have that additional 1.5 sec. faster 0-60 time then you will probably be fine with the 4.0. In my area, the 4.0L are plentiful, it's the 4.6L trucks that have not saturated the area yet.
#145 of 351 4.6L vs. 4.0L
Apr 24, 2006 (6:08 pm)
I say drive the 4.6 and the 4.0, the 6 speed auto on the 4.6L makes the vehicle seem even smoother yet, you can barely feel the shifts...Lexus SUV-like! Regarding the MPG, the 4.6L was to get better MPG than the 4.0L (in early press releases) mine isn't there yet, but recently nudged nearly 20 mpg, what most are saying the 4.0L gets on the Hwy? I only have 1000 miles on it, but the mileage is improving with every fill-up (which definitely hurt a lot more now!)
#146 of 351 2007 Sportrac just delivered today
Apr 25, 2006 (9:41 pm)
The door handles are really poorly designed and positioned. Never realized that when we ordered the V8 Limited/Loaded. The door handles are not a deal breaker.
Started out with 13 miles on the odometer at noon. Drove 350 miles on a 4 lane, two stops,, cruise control at 60 on most of the trip, premium gas and got an honest 21+ MPG... pleased so far...
#147 of 351 ..Skip the Premium!
Apr 26, 2006 (8:58 am)
As I have stated in other posts, my mileage has not been that good, but is improving with every tank, now close to 18mpg (mixed hwy/city) with 1500 miles on the truck. By the way, skip the premium,use regular, the engine is designed and actually will run no different on regular...in fact, mine seems to run better on regular as the engine was designed around 87 octane. Saves a bunch of money...oh, the door handles will seem fine in no time...no worries
#148 of 351 Navigation System now available...
Apr 26, 2006 (10:45 am)
My local dealer here in Dallas just informed me that they are building Sport Tracs with the optional Navigation System. Now i'm anxiously awaiting the Power Down Rear Window option....
#149 of 351 Re: Went Off-Road... [kman1956]
Apr 26, 2006 (6:41 pm)
I can relate to that. I will be in PA all next week for the first week of spring gobbler season. I hope to be able to place an order for a 4.6 Limited 4x4 when I get back. I too am waiting for the power down rear window option. One of the members on the BON forum works at the Louisville plant and he claims they have the windows in stock but have not been released to install them yet. He did say, however, that at least one customer has been able to place an order with that option. By the way, the option code for the power down rear window is 617.