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Old 08-15-2005, 11:00 PM
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What Lightning to get?

I'm thinking about trading my Vette for a lightning. I saw a few 01 and 03 for sale in my area. Are there any major differences between them? Any imput is appreciated.

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ps. Is the gas millage as bad as they claim (13 - 17 mpg)?
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:56 PM
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Go with the 03. Yes, gas mileage is as bad as they claim but who buys a performance truck because they wanted good mileage? Drive one and you will never look back.
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Gas mileage will probably average 13-15, or less...depends on how much you keep your foot out of it. You can easily burn up a tank of gas pretty quick, but if you stay out of the boost you'll do decent on gas. It's a heavy truck with a lot of power, two things that add up to terrible gas mileage.
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I thought my explorer was bad, but wow. I guess I'm spoiled by the vette's 19 mpg in the city.

What improvements did Ford make in 03 over the 01/02? And what's a good place to research the truck. I'd like to have a good idea of what to look for when I start the prowl for one.

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Wait for new one. It should be out in the next few years.
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In 2003 the model year changes included, revised cylinder heads with more threads added for spark plugs, new engine block with thicker main webbing than previous years. Payload increased to 1,350 lbs from 800 lbs.(rear sits higher). There is a new design for the wheels, a change in the fog light design to prevent internal cracking. The 6-disc remote CD changer was replaced with an in-dash 6-disc CD player. Brushed finish was added to interior door handles and buttons. The storage/tool box behind the seats were deleted and passenger seat child security buckles were added.
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