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2003 Ford F150 Consumer Reviews

4.8
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2003 F-150 4.6L V8 Review

by from West Texas on December 3, 2010

2003 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4.6L 2v V8 2WD (Engine&Transmission) 236hp might now sound like alot by today's standerds were pickups can make in excess of 400hp but for what it was the little 4.6L V8 was ...
2003 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4.6L 2v V8 2WD (Engine&Transmission) 236hp might now sound like alot by today's standerds were pickups can make in excess of 400hp but for what it was the little 4.6L V8 was suprisingly powerful, Dare I even say...Punchy? It would certinly beak the rear tires free of the pavement if pressed hard from a dead stop. Often time's I found myself cruising at 80mph without even realizing it. Towing does slow things down some but for the most part it works well. The 4-speed transmission is a little slower than I would have perfered but It got the job done. My biggest complaint was that it was reluctant to downshift on the highway, thus not utlizing the 4.6L's power to its full potental. (Brakes) Brakes were strong, and worked very well. I never felt unsafe with them. It also had a very nice pedal feel. (Ride&Handling) The ride was a tad on the stiff side. Not unbarable, but it is bested by the Chevy Avalanch in this department. Handling however was much more impressive. The tight suspension on the truck made taking quick turns an enjoyable experience. Steering however was a tad on the slow side, and felt a little overboosted. (Interior&Inital Quality) I experienced no mechanical failurs with this truck, However the interior was a little sub-par. The Dashboard plastic's were hard and lacked the grainy look. Just smooth low grade plastic. The dash also had some pretty noticble fit and finish issues. Gaps and things of that nature. (The Driving Experience) The little 4.6L provides suprising torque around town, Though could use a little more top end for those highway romps. Pulling trailers within reasonable size won't bother the 4.6L either. The old school 4-speed transmission is bound to feel slow and dated by todays standerd wich is a smart thinking 6-speed auto. However slow, Its shifs are smooth. Offroad the truck performed admirbly, For having streetable tires and only being 2WD it managed to truck right threw loose sand like nothing. (Pros) Punchy V8 engine Lots of utility Very Reliable Solid feeling cabin area Handles quite well Offroad prowess (Cons) Interior quality not up to par Stiff jiggly ride V8 does not sound as refined as others (Summery) All and all this truck should satisy most. If you plan on doing any heavy towing though I would opt for the 5.4L over the 4.6L.
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2003 step side 5.4

by from Wisconsin on April 3, 2013

I owned a a dodge before this truck and a chevy, the dodge was garbadge stuck a lot of money into it and the chevy we blew up carrying a bob cat up a hill. (2006 Duramax 105,000) we hated the truck an...
I owned a a dodge before this truck and a chevy, the dodge was garbadge stuck a lot of money into it and the chevy we blew up carrying a bob cat up a hill. (2006 Duramax 105,000) we hated the truck anyway but this truck 2003 5.4 f150 best truck ever. So comfortable, could go cross country in it. For how powerful the truck is and big I still get 16-17. This truck never downshifts going up hill. Bought with 75,000 miles have 180,000 miles all pulling. No money into it. love the truck. Never get stuck in 2 wheel drive either. Great truck, never go back
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BEST TRUCK EVER

by from stamford CT on January 23, 2013

I HAD THIS TRUCK FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS AND ITS AMAZING A LOT OF COMPLIMENTS LOVE IT if i had to chose between a new f150 larriat and my harley HARLEY OF COURSE
I HAD THIS TRUCK FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS AND ITS AMAZING A LOT OF COMPLIMENTS LOVE IT if i had to chose between a new f150 larriat and my harley HARLEY OF COURSE
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2003 Ford F150

by from Pennsylvania on November 3, 2013

I just bought a used 2003 F-150. I was looking for a truck for my job doing HVAC. This truck has been great! I'd recommend only FORD trucks!!
I just bought a used 2003 F-150. I was looking for a truck for my job doing HVAC. This truck has been great! I'd recommend only FORD trucks!!
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Best truck

by from Houston on April 23, 2012

Glad I made this purchase best choice ever.It drive so smooth and so quiet I really love this truck.....
Glad I made this purchase best choice ever.It drive so smooth and so quiet I really love this truck.....
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PREMIER 2003 HARLEY DAVIDSON-EPITOME OF THE F150

by from SAN ANTONIO TX on January 28, 2012

IM NOT SURE WHY THE REVIEWS HERE ARE ON ALL F150S WHEN I LOADED IN MY HD F150 ON THIS SITE, BUT MY 03 HD F150 ANNIVERSARY EDITION IS THE PREMIER BEST OF ALL F150S! IT IS A SPECIAL EDITION WITH ALL THE...
IM NOT SURE WHY THE REVIEWS HERE ARE ON ALL F150S WHEN I LOADED IN MY HD F150 ON THIS SITE, BUT MY 03 HD F150 ANNIVERSARY EDITION IS THE PREMIER BEST OF ALL F150S! IT IS A SPECIAL EDITION WITH ALL THE LUXURIES FORD COULD MAKE. INTERIOR LEATHER, ALL POWER AND HD LOGOS. AND EXTERIOR IS PREMIUM PAINT SCHEME LIKE NO OTHER F150S MADE. I HAVE 85K MILES ON IT AND IT HAS BEEN A SUPER TRUCK. ONLY DRAWBACK IS GAS MILEAGE AT 14 MPG AND HAS TO RUN ON PREMIUM. BUT SUPERCHARGED 400 HP PERFORMANCE IS WOW! TAKE A LOOK ON YOUTUBE AND ENTER IN 03 HDF150 AND SEE YOURSELF WHAT THIS TRUCK CAN DO STOCK! ok im done bragging now....
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Love this truck!!!

by from Gaithersburg, MD on July 5, 2013

If you are going to buy a truck, you can't go wrong with a Ford. Best truck out there. Love this pick up.
If you are going to buy a truck, you can't go wrong with a Ford. Best truck out there. Love this pick up.
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Most reliable truck I've owned

by from Kingsville, Texas on May 26, 2011

Bought my F-150 supercrew King Ranch pickup new and have only replaced a battery, 4 tires and changed spark plugs at 100,000 miles. it now has 106,000 miles and still looks in real good condition.chan...
Bought my F-150 supercrew King Ranch pickup new and have only replaced a battery, 4 tires and changed spark plugs at 100,000 miles. it now has 106,000 miles and still looks in real good condition.change oil every 3000 miles and filter.I do everything myself to make sure it is done right.
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BEST VEHICLE IHAVE EVER OWNED!!!

by from MARION INDIANA on September 8, 2010

BOUGHT IT USED WITH 16K MILES ON IT. IT NEVER FAILED ME. CHANGED JOBS WENT TO A DODGE DEALERSHIP FOR A SHORT PERIOD AND TRADED IT. BIGGEST CAR MISTAKE OF MY LIFE!!!! EVERY TIME MY WIFE AND I SEE ONE, ...
BOUGHT IT USED WITH 16K MILES ON IT. IT NEVER FAILED ME. CHANGED JOBS WENT TO A DODGE DEALERSHIP FOR A SHORT PERIOD AND TRADED IT. BIGGEST CAR MISTAKE OF MY LIFE!!!! EVERY TIME MY WIFE AND I SEE ONE, SHE REMINDS ME OD THE MISTAKE I MADE
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Very dependable vehicle

by from TN on October 25, 2011

I purchased the 2003 F150 FX4 in July and the truck has been everything I knew it would be. I have owned about 5 Ford trucks before and none have ever let me down. All vehicles require maintenance and...
I purchased the 2003 F150 FX4 in July and the truck has been everything I knew it would be. I have owned about 5 Ford trucks before and none have ever let me down. All vehicles require maintenance and the occasional repair, but I ahve never been left stranded.
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