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180,000 miles!

by from AZ on December 22, 2011

I bought my XLT 4.6L super cab in 2004.5 when they changed the body style. To date the only issue I had was a bad pulley that was replaced within warranty as well as a rattle in my AC fan. My truck ha...
I bought my XLT 4.6L super cab in 2004.5 when they changed the body style. To date the only issue I had was a bad pulley that was replaced within warranty as well as a rattle in my AC fan. My truck has towed a camper from AZ to Yellowstone and back and all over Az. While the 4.6 is weaker than the 5.4 it still tows nice (spark plug replacement is much cheaper too). I took it to a dealership for a checkup and I got green lights all around. Only minor things that have broke are auto window motor on two doors, and the 3rd break light seal seems to wear out and let the water in but online tips have fixed that. Overall super satisfied with my purchase. I think ill put on another 100,000 miles before I get another vehicle, most likely another f 150!
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Uses car for Towing

Does recommend this car

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First truck (F150), 3 other fords in the driveway.

by from St. Louis, MO on December 13, 2015

I like fords. Not because they are easy or great but because I have other fords and I am familiar with the little stuff that needs attention. I bought a 2005 F150 stx with high mileage, 2 valve sohc 4...
I like fords. Not because they are easy or great but because I have other fords and I am familiar with the little stuff that needs attention. I bought a 2005 F150 stx with high mileage, 2 valve sohc 4.6 liter V8 with 4wd. I had the 3 valve in my 09 mustang. You truck guys want low end torque and this motor doesn't have much. Give it some revs to get it moving. Mileage is horrible with the 4wd option but this thing's a tank. It drives great, accelerates poorly and stops slowly. my 2012 mustang has none of those issues but it won't work in the rain or haul more than a bag of groceries and a handful of prophylactics. Anyway, the truck will hold lots of sheet metal and I-beams. The 355 rear end is ok but I'd opt for the 373 or 411 if I had a choice. The 5.4 is suppose to be better but the 4.6 is time tested and rock solid. I change the oil regularly, grease every nipple, flush the radiator and transmission, change differential oil and have a 4 wheel alignment every 2-3 oil changes (on my second). Looks like the prior owner had the same plan. If you're smiling, you're probably driving it too hard off road and should know the grins are worth the price you'll pay so don't buy a used 4wd from someone that looks like they enjoy a weekend in the mud. I baby it because I don't trust the weight of the vehicle with the entry level auto tranny and don't want to replace U joints on drive shaft. Get a good transmission oil cooler and use some sense with a big load or off road and always service it. It will last. All my fords have way more than 100k. This is the first used one I've bought and only felt good about it because of the service records. A few thousand miles later and life is still good but mostly because gas is cheap. I plan on getting tires that are geared toward road use and adding forward and backward cameras so the kid and wife don't ding it up. Bottom line, there's a reason people sell their vehicle so if you buy one used make sure they weren't running from a problem but running to something they wanted more. Have fun and keep an eye on the maintenance schedule. So far, I love this thing. I'm starting to tear up here so I guess I'm done.
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Uses car for Work

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Built Ford Tough

by from Tallahassee, FL on March 23, 2011

I have had this truck since 2004 and it is AMAZING! I have the 4.6 V8 with 172K miles on it without any major issues at all! This truck has performed perfectly on and off road. I wish the 4.6 V8 had a...
I have had this truck since 2004 and it is AMAZING! I have the 4.6 V8 with 172K miles on it without any major issues at all! This truck has performed perfectly on and off road. I wish the 4.6 V8 had a little more horsepower but it doesn't have as many mechanical issues that the 5.4's run into so I am happy about that. It has been a solid work horse, Daily driver, and off road beast. I would def recommend this truck to anyone I know!
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Dead Transmission

by from Laconia NH on March 7, 2007

Luckily it happened right at 35,800. Yup, that's right, at 35,800 there was a transmission malfunction light in the little display screen of my 2005 F-150 Super Crew Lariat. All totaled the car is g...
Luckily it happened right at 35,800. Yup, that's right, at 35,800 there was a transmission malfunction light in the little display screen of my 2005 F-150 Super Crew Lariat. All totaled the car is going to spend 4 days in the shop. Luckily it was still under waranty, but that's a little early to need transmission work. Based upon that I'd be leary of this trucks long term reliability.
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No more Ford's for me

by from Montana on December 23, 2013

Please do not purchase this vehicle. 7 out of 8 plugs broke first tune up. Alternator went out at 60,000...cam phaser issues continual misfires. Broke valve springs...all before 100,000. Well maintain...
Please do not purchase this vehicle. 7 out of 8 plugs broke first tune up. Alternator went out at 60,000...cam phaser issues continual misfires. Broke valve springs...all before 100,000. Well maintained. Ford knows about the cam phasers and also the poor plug issue. Many shops will not work on the 04 to 08 F150 because of all the problems.
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great truck

by from Carson City, NV on September 22, 2008

I have owned several trucks in my 30 plus years of driving, this Super cab has been the best. Comfort is great, steering wheel controls plus the power adjustable pedals are great and add to the safty ...
I have owned several trucks in my 30 plus years of driving, this Super cab has been the best. Comfort is great, steering wheel controls plus the power adjustable pedals are great and add to the safty of watching the road. This truck is super quiet, most cars that I have owned make more road and wind noise than this F150. Tough truck plus car like quiet. Try one youll love it.
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An EXCELLENT ride!!!!

by from Eastern Montana, USA on June 17, 2014

A great pickup for the price! Overall we are highly impressed with the King Ranch - styling, performance, and comfort are top notch. Our King Ranch was well taken care of and has been mistaken for a M...
A great pickup for the price! Overall we are highly impressed with the King Ranch - styling, performance, and comfort are top notch. Our King Ranch was well taken care of and has been mistaken for a MUCH newer model! We purchased this pickup for our primary "dressy" car, and are well satisfied with our decision. We have noticed an improvement in the average mpg as well - began at 14.5 now up to 15.2. Our King Ranch rides smoothly whether we are on paved roadways or on gravel/dirt county roads. We drove over 500 miles to take delivery on the pickup - it handled the trip home VERY well. Would we make this purchase again if we could go back in time - YES, without hesitation!
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Best truck ever

by from Cleveland OH on May 6, 2007

I bought a 05 F150 Super cab STX. It was a great value for the features I got. I love the styling and the way Ford put the truck together. Mine has the monochromatic paint sceme for a sleek street loo...
I bought a 05 F150 Super cab STX. It was a great value for the features I got. I love the styling and the way Ford put the truck together. Mine has the monochromatic paint sceme for a sleek street look. I have pulled a lot with it - 7000lbs with the 4.6L V8. I have the limited slip diff and that helps a lot in the snow. I had that 7000 lb trailer sunk up to its axles in mud and pulled right out in 2WD! This truck isn't the fastest truck out there - but it will keep up with traffic quite nice. I put a Cold Air intake on mine to help the gas mileage and it makes this truck sound really tough like an upset Cobra Mustang. The nice thing about the F150 - you can buy as much truck as you need or want - all the way from a cheap work truck to a completely tricked out Off Road machine. And you're buying a truck from someone that knows how to build a truck right. I would definiatly recommend this truck to anyone!
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Great Truck

by from Seminole, FL on March 31, 2011

I used to have this truck and I miss it very much! I love the hard leather that cover the seats! It is a great deal for me because I work in construction business and I don't have to be worry about th...
I used to have this truck and I miss it very much! I love the hard leather that cover the seats! It is a great deal for me because I work in construction business and I don't have to be worry about the seat if get dirty or not! It is very comfy as well!
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Better than I than expected.

by from CA on December 16, 2007

After thinking about buying a friends 03 f150 I settled on a 05 4x2 lariat. Best thing I ever did. I have been very happy with the appearence as well as the realiablity. It is very stylish and my wife...
After thinking about buying a friends 03 f150 I settled on a 05 4x2 lariat. Best thing I ever did. I have been very happy with the appearence as well as the realiablity. It is very stylish and my wife enjoys driving it as well. Plan on upgrading it with the 08 navigation radio to keep it looking stock. A great buy.
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