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Old 01-20-2003, 02:09 AM
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What wrong with it?

I love this truck, I am very glad that ford has decided to head in this direction, it has teh SuperDuty's looks as well as an explorer front end. The to me is quite satisfying, the chasis, everything. Why don't you guys like it? I sure there are lots out there who do like this truck but the general feeling that I have felt is that no one does

Pros:
1) Looks, thats kinda personal though
2) Engine, 300 hp pleanty 345 tq is fine
3) Interior, looks comfortable and easy (to see, use, get in etc...
4) I no longer think Cheby *might* have an edge, yeah... lets pretend I didn't say that

Cons
1) It came a little late, the current one is six years, I guess thats par for the corse though
2) I might not be able to own one brand new (money issue), anyone wanna buy me one?
3) Ford can still slip up, production (another bridgestone misshap) cheaply made trucks (aka the 3 as the first digit in you VIN)

Lets see your pros and con list
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Old 02-16-2003, 07:07 PM
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Pro:
More engine power
4 wheel disc brakes
new trany

con:
softer ride
Plastic body
Looks ugly
No HEAVY DUTY Transmission
Indepent Front Suspension
Square Side Mirrors
center console good for suvs, bad for pick-ups
Control Panel
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Old 02-16-2003, 07:38 PM
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What wrong with it?

I wonder if you have read anything about this truck or seen it in person.
Sorry, but some of your statements are way off.

Here's a link to the specs.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/specs/2004/2004_f150.html
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Old 02-16-2003, 10:16 PM
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What wrong with it?

What am I missing? Where is the plastic in the body? I haven't seen one in person and I can't find that written in the specs. It is not unusual to use plastic fenders on the flareside but other than that I thought it was all metal. Somebody enlighten me. I'm not opposed to plastic. You can see in my signature that I have a Trans Am. The T-bucket is fiberglass too. I just want to know.
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Old 02-21-2003, 05:06 PM
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Exactly. I know that in the FX4, it may look like the area where the fog lights are is plastic, but its just painted charcoal gray.
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Old 02-23-2003, 06:09 PM
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From what I've read, only the flareside bed will be plastic.
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Old 02-26-2003, 10:22 PM
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What wrong with it?

Its been a while since i visited this forum, and I'd like to point out some things that i see as good/bad (i.e. going back to original topic)

The Good:
Boxed frame
The new 5.4l's power
double wish bone front sys. (love my i-beams, but that is and old design) on 4x2's
From waht i saw, still a stick axle out back
decent styling
trim level breakdowns
Keeping the flareside (are there any pics of those? so many pics from detroit i cant sort thru them all...)

The Bad:
Lack of a 6-cyl. (less power, but better economy/price)
Lack of the E4OD (unless they renamed the 4R75W,)
No manual (great for a 4x4, not for towing)
that rear end is till styled funky for my tastes, though i havent seen one in person yet

These are just my opinions. and i know it doesnt really matter for me, i wont be in the market for a new truck for years, if ever, but i still gotta deal with them on the roads.
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Old 02-26-2003, 10:39 PM
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Chuck ,I have a photo of the FX flareside in my Reveal slbum.

You should checkout Ken's albums for the reveal.
They were put up about January 10th -16th if you sort by date.
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:46 PM
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for my money the 04 is a great improvement over the 97/03 series in terms of looks; interior and especially exterior. the early production model coming with standard 4.6L v8 is fine for me as i dont need/want a six cylinder stick. Will be interesting to feel how the stiffer hyrdroformed frames affect driving experience. I wasnt that impressed with the 04's until i saw them at houston car show. They are a great looking machine in person and i look forward to sitting in one when they hit the dealers lot. bottom line, in my opinion, the 04 ford will bring plenty of new truck buyers into the ford lots and kick some serious competitive GM/Chrysler butt.
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Old 03-04-2003, 09:40 PM
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Thumbs up What wrong with it?

okay so the 5.4 will get more power and torque, what about the 4.6 and 6.8, will they get that same treatment in the future?
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Old 03-05-2003, 07:24 AM
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I read an article that said that they would get the same thing but it didn't specify when. I've forgotten where I read that but I think it was a Ford issue.
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