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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Christian1049 writes:
2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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4

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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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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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Bill writes:
2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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5

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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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Martin writes:
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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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tampajimbo writes:
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5

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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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lightningforce writes:
2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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5

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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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dktuc writes:
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Extremely fast, uniquely rare, exhilarating daily driver.

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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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Chris writes:
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Engine, Brakes, cornering ability, its a truck

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Mpg, heavy

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? — It is built like a sports car but is a pick up, u can with alot of performance cars but still haul wood or a camper around.

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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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