Overall power, performance, handling and creature comforts have been fantabulous. This is because of a design flaw, and whoever thought it was a good idea to engineer a spark plug into three pieces should be shot. If you are considering buying this truck please do some research on the engine and transmission, there are thousands of reviews about these trucks. A fully boxed frame not only adds stiffness, it allows for a more precisely tuned suspension and a smoother ride, versus previous-generation F-150s. These transmissions are known for problems. The result was the 2004 Ford F-150, a thoroughly modern pickup with a cleaner-burning and more powerful V8, increased passenger and cargo room and broad-shouldered bodywork that looked the part of an all-American pickup truck.
If you do the regular maintenance on the vehicle and keep it clean, both inside and out, you can be buried in it!!!! An optional overhead console uses interchangeable modules so owners can add whatever features they find most useful. The alternator quit at 165000 miles. Also sparkplug replacement is expensive and rear axle and differential could cause a problem due to being a little undersized. What's New for 2006 A limited-edition Harley-Davidson package debuts this year, featuring monochromatic paint, 22-inch alloys, unique trim and special leather seating. Had to replace both hubs and a tutor assemblies on the front. Sound system is on week side and high beams need to be a lot stronger for higher speeds. To keep competitors at bay, Ford gathered its best engineers, cranked up the focus groups and set out to design the most advanced F-Series ever built.
Also the leather is a little thin. Very comfortable 4x4 by Brad A. Transmission shifter may cause problem. I also had to replace the body end caps on the bottom of both sides of the vehicle behind the back doors due to rusting out from the inside out. Needless To say, a standard spark plug swap is gonna be expensive on this truck whenever you have to do it.
Also, when I went to conduct regular maintenance and started a spark plug swap, 3 of them broke off in the heads. The King Ranch package adds unique interior and exterior trim, exclusive leather seating and wood grain interior accents. The V6 gets a standard five-speed manual. Another thing is the resale valve of the f150 sucks. New features were added throughout the vehicle, many of which were firsts in the segment. Whether you use your pickup truck like another trusty tool on the job, or you just need a versatile vehicle that can haul the family and a load of lumber, the 2006 Ford F-150 is sure to have what you're looking for. Turns out they had a number of issues with plugs breaking off in the engine and there was a class action suit against Ford for that issue.
I loved the truck when it ran, but the problems i was having made me just hate it. They did the same thing when I requested the spark plugs be replaced at 100,000 miles. Powertrains and Performance There are three engine choices on this Ford truck: the standard 4. This recipe proved quite successful, and the Ford F-150 carries on this year with minimal changes. The Harley-Davidson package includes monochromatic paint, 22-inch alloy wheels, unique trim and black aniline leather seating. Later in the model year, the crew cab can be equipped with a 6. Top-of-the-line Lariat models cater to buyers looking for an upscale look and feel with interior features like brushed aluminum and wood highlights, leather seats, a trip computer, 18-inch alloy wheels and automatic climate control.
Later in the model year, the crew cab can be equipped with a 6. Properly equipped, the Ford F-150 can tow up to 9,900 pounds and carry 3,020-pound payloads. Both regular and extended-cab trucks come standard with reverse-opening rear doors for easier cab access. Both V8 engines are matched to four-speed automatic transmissions. Get inside one of these half-ton pickups and you'll barely know you're in a truck thanks to a modern interior design that effectively blends functionality and style.
Multiple trim grades allow you to choose work-truck simplicity or luxury carlike pampering. I took the truck in to have the transmission serviced every 30K and the service department always questioned why I was asking for the service? However, I had a brake caliper sieze up at around 50k. I have had mine for 12 years with only one problem. I was just following the recommended service from the owners manual. Also the transmission was not reliable same as the engine. Introduction Over the last several decades, Ford's F-Series truck has gone from farm implement to fashionably hip, bringing home numerous sales records and big profits in the process.
My truck seems to have an affinity for eating front hubs. Could use more room in engine compartment, but thats true with most vehicles. All body styles had four doors; extended cabs SuperCabs in Ford truck terminology could be had with a shorter bed for easier fits in tight garages and crew cabs SuperCrews provided more passenger room than ever before. Other than the items listed it was a very good truck. I drove a few similar trucks with lesser trims and the lack of seat adjustment and column shifting became pronounced. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The Ford F-150 is available in three body styles regular cab, extended cab and crew cab , three bed lengths 5. .
Unlike some of its competitors, the F-150 does not offer side airbags or stability control. Regular cab F-150 models have handy reverse-opening access doors for getting to the storage area behind the seat. With total sales each year approaching one million units, it's hardly a stretch to call Ford's big pickup the single most important model it makes, and when it comes time for a redesign, there's little room for error. . . .
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