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2008 Ford F 150

2008 Ford F150

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Reliable, and a Life-Saver

by from Wichita KS on July 19, 2010

Purchased a stripped-down 2008 F-150 XL Supercrew (no cruise, no remote for the power locks, etc) with only 14k mi in June, 2009, for a bit under Bluebook value. Very reliable, very comfortable, and d...
Purchased a stripped-down 2008 F-150 XL Supercrew (no cruise, no remote for the power locks, etc) with only 14k mi in June, 2009, for a bit under Bluebook value. Very reliable, very comfortable, and drove like a car, so that even my very petite Asian wife was comfortable taking the reins. However, the truck was sturdy enough to handle my occasional hauling (mowers, tree sections, decorative stones, sheetrock, cement backerboard, etc) with no discernable differences. Very basic styling, inside and out (hence the 3/5 for exterior design)... but this was my work truck. It had 100 scratches in the paint before the Spring was over, and was caked with mud on the inside almost weekly. Interior had only a few of the usual conveniences (power port in the back, MP3 port, cup holders, etc), but was more than adequately comfortable for the few times I had to pick up regional managers, etc., from the airport. Wife enjoyed the front bench seat for sleeping on my shoulder during long drives. Very roomy in back (Supercrew cab), but still long enough bed for my full-size motorcycles (1100 cc and 1500 cc). Gas mileage was around 19 mpg at most fill-ups. (I drive mostly highway miles.) I put 50,000 miles on the vehicle in 12 months, and never had any mechanical issues. It was my first truck, and F-150s may likely be all I own for the foreseeable future (although, since I was stuck in the mud twice out on a few farms, I'll probably go for 4WD instead of RWD). As it happened, in June 2010, I was struck head-on on a rural highway by a young driver (texting?). With approximately 130-mph closing speed, I actually walked (well, staggered) out of the truck, and left the hospital the next day with only a broken wrist and ribs, and assorted hip and shoulder bruises from the seat belts. I am a living testament to the F-150 safety features, air bags (zero head, neck, or spine injuries at all), impact distribution, and whatever else the Ford safety engineers have dreamt up over the years.
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This is a great truck

by from Lowcountry of South Carolina on September 30, 2009

After reading countless reviews about "which" truck to purchase, I settled upon a 2008 F-150 4.6L extended cab in XL trim that was being offered in an inventory clearance sale by my local Ford dealer....
After reading countless reviews about "which" truck to purchase, I settled upon a 2008 F-150 4.6L extended cab in XL trim that was being offered in an inventory clearance sale by my local Ford dealer. Having driven Chevys most of my life, I was a little skeptical at first. Not anymore. I use this truck for everything from daily commuting, family outings, hauling lumber/ATV's, driving offroad through mud, pulling boats, trailers--you name it I've tried it in every condition from blazing hot to black ice to blizzards. This truck rides great, brakes great, handles great, pulls great, even gets great mileage--17mpg combined driving and 19mpg on the highway. My wife and child never complain about comfort and legroom--on the contrary, they like to ride in it and we're all 6ft. or over. A 300-mile drive is extremely comfortable in this truck--it rides very quiet and the seating is excellent. My only complaint? I didn't buy one a couple of years ago instead of an Avalanche that lost 2 transmissions in 4 years.
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Still best truck on the road

by from Nevada on October 8, 2009

All the others aspire to be as good as the F-150. They have been copying Ford for years. I don't know why anyone would buy any of that foreign stuff. From the reports it looks like they are all fallin...
All the others aspire to be as good as the F-150. They have been copying Ford for years. I don't know why anyone would buy any of that foreign stuff. From the reports it looks like they are all falling apart after a few years.
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Best Half Ton On The Market

by from Utah on September 17, 2012

I have a number of friends that own a number of makes of trucks, and to no surprise to me, a good majority of them are slowly being convinced that the Ford F-150 is the way to go. Granted, you can't c...
I have a number of friends that own a number of makes of trucks, and to no surprise to me, a good majority of them are slowly being convinced that the Ford F-150 is the way to go. Granted, you can't compare a gas motor to a diesel motor when it comes to power, but the few times a year that I pull anything larger than a couple four-wheelers, the power of the 5.4 liter is more than adequate and a heck of a lot cheaper to maintain. I bought this truck new in July '08 and have not regretted it at all. In fact, my son keeps asking when I'm going to get a new one so he can buy it from me. That's not going to happen, but I would be proud to take him out shopping to find his own treasure in a new-to-him F150.
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Can't beat Ford Trucks

by from Rochester, IN on June 4, 2013

Bought a 2008 Ford F-150 from Best Deal Auto Sales in Warsaw, IN. Cannot go wrong with a Ford truck. It's living up to its expectations and it was very affordable. Props to cars.com and Best Deal Auto...
Bought a 2008 Ford F-150 from Best Deal Auto Sales in Warsaw, IN. Cannot go wrong with a Ford truck. It's living up to its expectations and it was very affordable. Props to cars.com and Best Deal Auto Sales.
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Won't be my last F-Truck

by from Hudson, Wi on October 8, 2008

I think the truck package is a great value. I compared GMC to Fords and could not get the same truck in a GMC. I went with a F-150 Lariat and have not looked back since. The handling is great and the ...
I think the truck package is a great value. I compared GMC to Fords and could not get the same truck in a GMC. I went with a F-150 Lariat and have not looked back since. The handling is great and the feel of the truck is good. I enjoy driving my truck. And am planning on having a Ford truck the rest of my life.
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Awesome Truck

by from Cleveland on December 12, 2011

Cars.com helped me sort through all the dealerships out there and narrow it down to the truck I wanted. The links to see the carfaxs and set up a test drive made it a one stop shopping experience. I t...
Cars.com helped me sort through all the dealerships out there and narrow it down to the truck I wanted. The links to see the carfaxs and set up a test drive made it a one stop shopping experience. I test drove several trucks until I found the one I wanted and then ultimately purchased it.
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Best Truck I've Ever Owned

by from Cambridge ON Canada on April 9, 2014

My wife and I bought this 2008 F-150 Super Crew 5.5 foot box 5.4 L 2WD 2 1/2 years ago it had 65,000 Km now it has 136,000 km on it, and two months after we got it the motor started randomly rocking a...
My wife and I bought this 2008 F-150 Super Crew 5.5 foot box 5.4 L 2WD 2 1/2 years ago it had 65,000 Km now it has 136,000 km on it, and two months after we got it the motor started randomly rocking and shaking like crazy i thought the motor was going to come out from under the hood. after taking it to 6 different techs and getting 6 different diags on it I took took it to the ford dealer and asked them to put it on the computer and find out for sure what was going on. it turned out to be the thrust bearing and Ford not only replaced the motor they put new plugs and a Rad and some other things on the motor for me NO COST to me then a month after that the transmission dynamited again Ford came to the rescue new transmission NO COST to me they also took the rear end apart to inspect and found zero problems there. ( i blame these problems on previous owner due to lack of maintenance) Thanks Ford since then we have had the most reliable truck i have ever owned. i'm not going to kid you one bit it is a thirsty truck but any one who buys a TRUCK for fuel mileage is only kidding themselves it isn't going to work. it plays nice on the streets and loves to work. lots of room in the cab fit and finish is good I've had 22 bundle of shingles in the box and didn't even feel them there i would've put all 32 in but the lumber yard wouldn't let me do that I've filled the box to the brim with dirt for my wife's garden again it didn't even break a sweat made at least 12 trips like that I've owned lots of trucks in my 40 plus years of driving and i can honestly say the ONLY truck to not leave me on the side of the road is a ford. so yes i work my trucks we are now in process of buying another Ford product because my wife wants her own car i'm NOT getting rid of this truck EVER sorry folks its not for sale
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THE ONLY PICKUP

by from IOWA on January 7, 2009

The most COMFORTABLE truck on the market. I have sat in Toyota and a Chevy and the seats are unbearable! This Truck for all it's power drives like a "Cadillac". Great interior design and plenty of pow...
The most COMFORTABLE truck on the market. I have sat in Toyota and a Chevy and the seats are unbearable! This Truck for all it's power drives like a "Cadillac". Great interior design and plenty of power under the hood. Nice as a family vehicle on the highway or going across fields in 4 wheel drive to get that deer during hunting season I have recieved so many compliments on the looks and performance of this truck. Only problem that I found is the fan (heater) makes a little too much noise when on high.
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Rock Solid

by from Atlanta, GA on August 21, 2007

Simply the toughest truck on the road. Nobody can touch the frame under this truck. (Especially those guys at the T company) No body rattle or shake at all, even with 11,000+ pounds behind it (class l...
Simply the toughest truck on the road. Nobody can touch the frame under this truck. (Especially those guys at the T company) No body rattle or shake at all, even with 11,000+ pounds behind it (class leading). And while the motors in it look to have lower power rating compared to others, the torque ratings are right up there; and it shows when you pull a load. Sounds great too. The interior is both beautiful and surprisingly rugged. It can be a full blown work truck during the week, then clean it up and its a Lincoln on the weekends. With the proven powertrains, I would expect to have it well past 200,000 miles.
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