2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning User Reviews

2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"speed" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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Martin writes:
2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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Great presence, acceleration, handling, sound

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Nobody wants to race it.

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Great Truck — You can haul stuff, or you can haul ass, your choice. Either one would be done well with this truck, all around it has the BEST fuel economy of all my cars, average 24mpg both city and highway.

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Bill writes:
2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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Boost! Most people don't know what it is, until you blow them away.

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To heavy of a right foot can have mileage in the single digits. Tires cost a fortune!!!

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If God Owned A Truck, This Is It! — I traded my Cobra Mustang for this vehicle. I thought "it's a truck" and I can deal with it not being a Mustang. No...it's a Mustang with a bed on it. The supercharger make beautiful noises. Seriously fast and great to drive on trips. Add some more boost and it's almost the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

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Prof_Mojo writes:
2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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It will go VERY fast.

Cons

It is a gas hog, and it has a lousy payload rating

Prof_Mojo
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2001 F150 Svt Lightning --the White Elephant — It WILL go fast. And yes, it actually has less than 10K on the odometer. It was bought on a whim when it first came out and has been kept in the garage its entire life. Sure it's a gas hog, but show me an F150 that isn't.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dktuc writes:
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5

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Extremely fast, uniquely rare, exhilarating daily driver.

Cons

Fuel economy.

dktuc
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Excellence Meets Practicality — One of a kind truck that was of limited production. A supercharged engine with a sports suspension makes this daily driver so extraordinary. Has many other practical features including towing capability, standard half ton truck bed. A pleasure to own and drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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tampajimbo writes:
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sleeper and can haul things and ass

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gas mileage

tampajimbo
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Like It Till It Eventually Cost To Much To Have — fun to drive , powerful, can tow, can carry things, rare, pretty quick, handles good, nice styling, , a couple bad things is oil vapors in intake track, has a clunk at full lock turn, and the gas milage around 10 mpg, with the mods, but its fun to beat cars with a heavy truck

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christian1049 writes:
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fast truck and can still tow a good size trailer!

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very hard to work on...

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Great Truck If You Leave It Stock — good over all, gas is 12.9 city and 15.9 highway- (better then the normal 5.4 f-150)

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lightningforce writes:
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Fast and reliable. 3 inch pipes that sound awesome. Idles like a mean "mochine". Never in the rain. I haven't lost a dragrace yet. It's always ready to race. Never in the shop. The trucks performaces as well now, as when I bought it.

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Only drive it on nice days, not built for wet weather. Never leave the truck where I can't see it. I am a nut about my truck. I run NITTO Drag/Street Radial tires, not for wet weather, very soft tires.

lightningforce
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"badazz Truck", People Always Comment Very Positively On It. — As soon as the engine started up and I heard the pipes I just had to buy it, and I have been smiling for 12,000 miles. You'll be the "BADDEST" LIGHTNING in town. Everyone looks at it and wants it .

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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17jeremy writes:
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Lots of power. Fun to drive. Looks great. Handles great.

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2 passengers

17jeremy
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Very Impressed — Love the power and handling this truck has and the sporty look compaird to the regular F-150. The only thing I don't like is that you can only have three people in the truck including Yourself. But its a sports truck and not a family car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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USFOpinion writes:
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11 sec vehicle that still tows the boat!

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Gas hog... 11-12mpg

USFOpinion
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Great Truck — I have had 3 lightnings, and this one is by far the best one so far. Lots of great towing ability, racing ability. The only bad part is the gas mileage, but the value is very stable, which helps offset that cost.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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sford4597 writes:
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very fast,  good looking

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tough on gas

sford4597
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Awesome — very fun driving vehicle, has alot of power and handling for a full size truck. good riding vehicle for interstate driving, fun to drive around the city. not very economical on gas, not very good for long trips. holds goog resale.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Reviews

I Love This Truck. By Sonic_Blue

It's just a fun truck to drive. People often stop and ask me about it. They either want to know more or they have their own Lightning stories. On the highway, it rides like a car with a lot of passing... Read More

Shinny Fast Good Lookin' Truck; 'nuff Said. By Sonic_Blue

This is certainly not your daddy's truck. The Lightning isn't really intended to be used for much utility and its definitely not suited at all for off road, or even snow, ice or heavy rain for that ma... Read More

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2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Reviews

I have no dislikes except ford needs to improve interior but basically its a fun truck to drive it handles safe and its the first to leave the finish line repairs no costly repairs great truck beautif... Read More

Powerful By Pease92

I like everything about it for the most part. The things I dislike have to do with the nature of the vehicle rather than a flaw in its design. An example of this is how the interior is limited to two/... Read More

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2002 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Reviews

Gotta Experience One At Least Once In Your Life. By Jared

Stupid amounts of torgue. Ability to roast tires at will. Supercharger whine makes me excited... If you know what I mean. Handles better than any truck and better than most cars. Best looking truck ev... Read More

Magnificent By Stacey

The Lightning's plugs have a tendency to be shot out; however, it's overall build is strong. The appearance is magnificent and the engine can give you shivers. SVT could have marketed it a little more... Read More

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2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Reviews

Awesome By Christopher

Amazing power in this little truck. Gets terrible gas mileage but it worth every penny. At stock it dose a 14.2 sec quarter mile and there are tons of modification you can do to it. And it looks mean ... Read More

Ford Svt Lightning By Mark

the most versitile sports vehical on the planet. 380hp stock.... few mods to pump over 400hp and 500tq and seriously eat up anything you encounter on the street. Very fun truck to drive. great value f... Read More

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1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Reviews

Just A Fun Truck To Drive By Bradley

This is a fun vehicle to drive,,its a truck,,but proforms like a car,,o to 60 in 6 seconds,,only 30 thousand miles on it,,i just love to go fast,,it will leave other vehicles in my rear... Read More

Quick As Lightning By Susan

cool looking, fast, apperance in cool lookin and has great stance a bit bumpy due to be lowered and have to watch front spoiler but great muscle truck great american truck for all sorts of reasons. a... Read More

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