If it is in clean condition no major problems or damage and it drives well, get a pre-purchase inspection from a mechanic you trust. Ford built the 95-03 F-150's in America and Canada, and I've heard from many friends to buy the Canadian version. The engine was rebuilt at 172,000 so that may be the difference but it's still a heavier truck with a bigger engine, I would think the gas mileage would be less for him or at least around the same as my truck. General Comments: It's a good looking truck. I have seen some reports that some of them had major failures and that some parts were recalled, but I don't know when or what model year that would have been fixed. I am considering buying another.
My mother and step-father have a 1997 F-150 4x4 with the 4. The exterior looks pretty sharp too. Wow, 164450 miles on a 4. My stop and go city mpg rarely droped below 16 unless in winter. It's now getting the same mileage it was getting when I bought it new in 2007, 17-19 mpg city and an average of about 19-22 mpg highway. I have been ruff on this truck it's whole life. A trio of engines appeared in the first year: a 4.
Available Models There are plenty of configurations to fit all sorts of customer needs. But that's my fault for not putting a full bed cover in. I appreciate you telling me about the intake gasket, I have no idea if it has been previously replaced so that is something I will have done to be on the safe side. Engines: 205 210 hp, 250-255 lb. Well you are going to get a million different opinions. I had a 99 Supercab with the 4.
Hello all out there, this is my first post! The truck stops fine and I have no rubbing or squeaking noises. I bought it new for cheap money off the lot. And the truck rides nicer with a light load in the back to settle the rear end. I just recently did a 330 mile round trip with 99% of it all highway driving. What results is a selection that can handle everyday driving just as easily as it does work-related jobs. The truck will pull pretty much anything I need it too, and compared to the v8 there is not much of a difference. I think they are a prety stout little engine.
I don't tow at all, mainly a daily driver and weekend hauler What year truck you looking at? Switch located in the cover of the wiper-motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of wiper function or fire 2000-01. Since I've had such good luck with Ford, I'm starting to look now for my son, and have been looking at a truck locally that has has the 4. I do wish I had the auto tranny, but it cost another 1k so I'll live with it. That truck engine combination would make for a descent truck for a new driver or someone who hauls light loads and does not tow much. Yes Review Date: 25th August, 2005.
As you stated though, I had a bad timing chain gasket which was leaking antifreeze into the engine. I don't know if there is anything specific you can do to up your mileage. I have been visiting this forum for 10 years and have seen guys who get a steady 13-14 mpg, and guys who get a steady 17-20 mpg. General Comments: I love this truck! As far as mpg goes. Just stay away from '97s and '98s that had a gasket flaw. I used to own a 1995 pontiac firebird with a 3.
So I guess that's only a problem with the '97s and '98s? Since I've had such good luck with Ford, I'm starting to look now for my son, and have been looking at a truck locally that has has the 4. The 2003 Ford F-150 is available in 2-door Regular Cab, SuperCab with hinged back-doors and 4-door SuperCrew Cab. This engine is bullet proof and contrary to what is stated above the 4. There are plenty of engines on the market that are real dogs and many posters can tell you about them. It sounds like you intend to use your vehicle as a truck and not for stoplight grands prix so you should be fine with the 4.
I'll drive my 1997 with well over 300K unsure due to speedo changeout many years ago until it's sorted out. I heads and intake on the 4. However, my truck did not have this particular problem. While still under warranty a hose clamp broke on the bottom radiator hose and was replaced. The truck has been great except for the bed being a bit dinged up. Hello all out there, this is my first post! Best of all it's all original and has 177,456 miles.
The F-150 SuperCrew Cab offers a few extra features, including standard power adjustable pedals, available power moonroof and a functional bed extender. Overall the truck has tons of room and the extended cab is just great. Also the controls are just right. Transmissions: Five-speed manual, four-speed automatic. Hello all out there, this is my first post! I'm a Dodge guy but this F-150 has to be the best vehicle I ever owned. My 2000 leaked at about 155,000 miles. I've seen plenty F150s go over 300K miles with all the offered engines.