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2004 Ford F-150 User Reviews

2004 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 83 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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: 4.4 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

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PROS
"ride" 32 reviews
"power" 23 reviews
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"handling" 13 reviews
"comfortable car" 10 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 26 reviews
"heavy car" 4 reviews
"park" 4 reviews
"window" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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Robert writes:
2004 Ford F-150 XL Ext. Cab LB 4WD Review
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Everything

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Ford F-150 Xl 4wd — Overall 5/5 - Excellent truck. Performance 4/5 - Slow to accelerate, but that's what you get with a big automatic truck. Otherwise, it's very fast with a massive 5.4L Triton V8 generating around 300hp. It will stop in a hurry, and can take a corner very very well for such a big truck (provided you have good tires). Gas mileage is what you'd expect.. it is a gas guzzler, but who cares? If you care about gas, you shouldn't even be considering trucks, go drive your stupid Prius. Build Quality 5/5 - Well it's been around for 5 years-ish, 100,000 km's (almost), and only been to the shop once to have a fuse replaced which blew and prevented it from being switched from 4x4 low high (it got stuck in 4x4 low). Otherwise, it's had routine oil changes and such and held up very well over the years. Appearance 5/5 - Who can't love the massive F-150 with the slick design, Ford Sports Performance Rims, chrome trim... Awesome.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gene writes:
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 Ext. Cab 4WD Review
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Styling, comfort, handling, gas mileage is slightly better than its American competitors, luxury, quality, best in class towing, best frame build.

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Not as powerful as the Dodge Ram, smaller appearance than its competitors.

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The Most Capable Pickup Truck In The World! — There is a reason that the Ford F Series has been the best-selling truck line for the last 30 years, and that the Ford F-150 for the past 16 years has not only been the best selling truck, but also the best-selling VEHICLE in the United States. Simply put, Ford has built a revolutionary pickup truck with the 2004-2008 line that combines the luxury and handling of a large passenger car, with the power, attitude, and performance of a truck. The appearance of the Ford F-150 is that of absolute beauty, and sitting in the interior, you would imagine that you were in a luxury SUV. However, when you throw 10,000 lbs worth of weight behind it (best in class), the F-150 does not disappoint. A recommended buy for anyone who wants a real truck.

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Donovan writes:
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 Ext. Cab 4WD Review
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4

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It handles surprisingly well for a truck and can accomplish anything you throw at it. Very versatile in uses and modifications to taste.

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Parking can be difficult depending on the area. Fixes can be expensive if the vehicle isn't properly maintained.

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Great For A Truck Person, And A Good Step For A First Truck. Best Used Truck You Can Find. — I'll go ahead and say it. I haven't had the best of luck with my truck. However after I've gotten the problems solved, it is a perfect fit for me. I used this as not only my daily driver, but as my hobby truck as well. I enjoy the look of this generation F-150. It's all smooth lines and not a lot of flash. For a truck it handles very well. I've been able to move this is places I wasn't sure I would be able to. The steering is tight and gives you a good feeling of control. Everything feels solid on this truck during daily drives or long trips. I've never had an issues hauling cargo; I've always had the power and space I needed. It's easy to modify this truck for power or looks depending on your tasted. The back seats are comfortable, even for some taller passengers so it's not bad for trips or get together sitations. The best advice I can give you when buying a used truck of this generation (or any used vehicle really) is to be thorough when checking it over. If possible have it looked at by a professional. Once you find a good one, keep it that way! Maintaing these trucks can seem like a job, but it's really worth it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reid writes:
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 Ext. Cab 4WD Review
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Great Power, Awesome Handling, Solid, Comfortable

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4 speed Transmission

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Ford F150 Fx4 — Performance: The 5.4L is a great motor. Great torque... have pulled out many cars and trucks out of the mud/snow without even trying. Handling: This truck handles amazingly well. Sure its a beast, but it handles MUCH better than the older 150's. Very stable, little body roll... very neutral. Appearance: Has a great look. Love the leather interior. Only drawback is the center console that sacrifices and extra seat in the middle up front. Build Quality: Overall the truck is solid. I rear ended a minivan at about 50 MPH and I only scratched my tow hook. The shiftlever cap fell off though after about a year. Oh well. Cost of ownership: Gas milage is very respectable. I did my homework before I bought it and on highway it is rated at about the same MPG as V6 Tacoma's and Frontiers. On long trips I have gotten up to 25 MPG, mainly because at 75 MPH the motor is only turning 2000RPMs. In the city or in stop and go.... its not that great. The other thing is this thing will go through breaks like nothing. Its a big truck but it stops very well.. but it costs you. Overall this truck is a lot of fun. I have taken it on long road trips, to the desert, into the snow and it has performed great. The only downside to this truck is the transmission. It is a 4 speed automatic (3 speed + overdrive). There are spots in the power range that are very flat, and then the power kicks in again and it pulls very well. I believe ford started putting in 5 speed autos a few years later.

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

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Chad writes:
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat Ext. Cab SB 4WD Review
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4

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Great looks and quality

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Everything is electronic

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Still Needs Some Things To Be Fully Loved. — feels very loose due to everything being computer controlled. seats are too stiff. and payload is weak, just the quad makes it squat a lot. otherwise i love it, looks great, drives great, awesome gas mileage, decent power, reliable. just need to add some rear air helper springs and some more power and im good to go.

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Kim writes:
2004 Ford F-150 XLT LB 4WD Review
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5

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reliable,heavy duty, good on gas

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interior upholstery is very hard to cleaan

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Love My Truck — Performance is great even when towing our trailer loaded with 2 full sized motorcycles. For a truck it gets pretty good gas mileage on the highway. Good pick-up when needed. Low maitenance so far.Extremely comfortable on long hauls, we have taken it to Florida and out to South Dakota. Fun to drive,a great workhorse and and as always the Ford F150 styling is always recognized.

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KernRiver1 writes:
2004 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Review
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4

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Comfortable truck for 4-5 adults

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Gas mileage

KernRiver1
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Ford F150 Xlt Crewcab - Very Reliable — Everyone loves to own a truck. This one gets you where you need to go in comfort and safety with the ability to carry decent loads. I feel very safe in this vehicle, but the gas mileage is starting to gnaw at me. And, for a large truck, it is still pretty decent - averaging 19 MPG.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jvnenterprises58 writes:
2004 Ford F-150 Review
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5

Pros

Strong troublefree engine, cold start up, comfortable, heat/ac awesome, quiet interior, lotsa leg room for leggy family, looks sharp, handles very easily on turns, higher speeds and stop and go traffic, mpg costs better than fair for a truck & beats our Marquis,

Cons

Left view for passing clearance blind spot (cab frame), step side steps small, caution on outside body trim (noted trouble areas by dealer on warranty maintenance appts) easy fix tho, minor to even note but that's all I got for cons!

jvnenterprises58
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Easy Carefee Comfortable No Worries Ride — I like this truck. ALOT. Easy in easy out; comfy, sharp look, troublefree, steering & accelerate response XLNT; smooth ride; I'd rather hop in 'Shorty' to run to the store than our passenger car; Seat 3 adults easily, Roomy, quiet interior

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Farmboy1981 writes:
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Review
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Good utility truck(towing, pulling, cargo, etc.)  Reliable in the Winter for sure; Pretty comfy and roomy especially with two little girls, my wife and I.  Decent mileage for a truck.

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Maintenance costs/repairs.  Misfires apparently happen quite a bit due to the poor design of the spark plugs in this model.  

Farmboy1981
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Decent Truck..... — Well, this will be the second time bringing this truck into a Ford Dealership, due to engine misfires/plug issues. This is a very common problem that Ford Canada doesn't really seem to give two craps about. I will not waste my money ever again on a Ford Truck, unless its a late 80's one for the farm. We've had this truck for a year and the maintenance aspect, cost and the utter disregard for customer safety and relations is disgusting in my opinion. Hopefully all of the models of this year are'nt like mine.... Quality engineers and design officers at Ford should have been fired for this one. Shoulda bought a Chevy...?

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Arturo writes:
2004 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Review
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5

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looks great runns even better

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gas mileage

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Big Toys For Big Boys — runns great drinks gas like it hates me 4x4 climbs like a bear motor sounds very tough a+ a+ a+ low cost of ownership great toy for weekend fun for camping offroad driving and exploring will gladly recomend to have one just for the fun of it.

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

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