Original Owner After 10 Years
April 6, 2019
It’s April 2019 and I’ve owned my 2009 F150 FX4 S/crew 5.4L since factory ordering it back in July 2009. I haven’t regretted buying this truck once in 10 years now, it’s been a good, reliable vehicle that I plan to keep for many years yet. It’s pulled a trailer across North America, it’s been to the Arctic Ocean, and it’s also been my daily driver all these years. Not many issues to report with it, repair wise I’ve replaced the passenger side exhaust manifold and the a/c pump drive clutch and that’s about it. Maintenance wise I changed the spark plugs out after 7 years with no difficulty, kept the oil changed properly since new (Motorcraft oil filters exclusively) and put a new accessory drive belt and brake pads on last year just because I thought it was time. I recently took a 2018 F150 s/crew out for a test drive and decided it didn’t have much to offer over my 2009, there didn’t seem to be any earth shattering differences driving the two around except the one I have now doesn’t have a $70,000 sticker on it so I’m staying with the 2009 for a while yet.