2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning User Reviews

2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 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:4.6 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
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews

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Sonic_Blue writes:
2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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5

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Good lookin' truck. A real head turner. People were always asking me about it.

Cons

Had it's share of warranty repairs. Though nothing too serious.

Sonic_Blue
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Shinny Fast Good Lookin' Truck; 'nuff Said. — 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 matter. The Lightning is not about practicality. Its sole purpose is to be a shinny fast truck and to make you look good while picking up the groceries. I once saw a review of the Lightning on the popular British TV show Top Gear (I actually liked that show a lot). They tested it on their tiny one lane country roads that we would call driveways back in America, and they more or less panned it. I just had to smile. The Brits obviously didn't get it at all. It has nothing to do with top speed, breaking distance, turning radius, or any other spec. The Lightning excels at being a shinny fast good lookin' truck. That''s it! It's the best shinny fast good lookin' truck ever made. If you don't understand what that means, well then you have some friends in britishlandia.

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

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Jasper writes:
2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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Too many to list

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Police know you're fast so they'll follow you

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The Ultimate Truck — Draws attention wherever you go. I swear i've been asked to sell this truck so so many random people on the street. Police know you're fast so they'll tail you for a while before leaving then you can start speeding again. The supercharger screams like a freaken hawk, loud enough to scare any measly sedan or week- sauce truck next to you. Overall, the king of the road.

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

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Richard writes:
2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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supercharged

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speeding tickets

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Sweet — this truck is fast. very fast.If you were to be looking for a fast truck thats will blow awayany little toy that they call a car, this would be the truck and it is made in the great states of america!

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

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Justin writes:
2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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to expiriense the true thrill of driving

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not fast enough

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Amazing — the svt lightning is a very fun truck to drive in but you do have to be very careful that you maintain controll. the supercharger on the svt lightning screams soo loud, you will know that you are in a true performance vehicle.

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

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Mo writes:
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fun factor, will sit you back in the seat

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none that i have found yet

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Wish They Still Made Them — whast not to like it's a truck that outruns most cars on the road... nothing mroe fun than having a camero/firebird pull up beside me and blistering them all the while knowing i can use the thing to pull a trailer if i wanted as well!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jamall writes:
2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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Supercharger..Side Exhaust..fast..different looking truck..nice body kit

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eats gas..same old ford inside console controls

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Very Fast And Worth Getting If You Can Afford The Gas..it Is A Very Fun Truck — 5.4 supercharged engine..very sporty look to it..fast and fun...but its a pretty heavy truck..gets a lot of attention..handling is like a sports car..overall it is a great truck except the cost of maintaining it

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Sonic_Blue writes:
2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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Looks great. Rides great. I get a lot of comments from strangers.

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Not the most practical. That should probably be listed as a Pro.

Sonic_Blue
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I Love This Truck. — 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 power. In town, it's very tempting to stomp on it at every light. Near my home, there's a stop light at the bottom of a hill. I've yet to be beaten to the top.

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

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Daniel writes:
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Great truck, with all the power and potential you could ever want.

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No 4x4 so its a fair weather only truck.

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Svt Is Always A Good Choice — Great truck, runs and drives great.. but if you're looking for a fair weather only vehicle with some good power... why not get a Cobra mustang or something like that... at the end of the day it is still a heavy truck.. But SVT is amazing so its worth it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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gixer44 writes:
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Accelleration

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Wind noise

gixer44
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This Is Not Just A Pick-up Truck!! — Very fast, everything I thought it would be. Used to driving a Lariat before buying this truck and found it has a lot more wind noise than the Lariat does. I'm sure everyone will agree there should be no comparison there anyway. The stereo leave a little to be desired also. But there again I'm comparing it to my Lariat that has a premium stereo, and that's not fair.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Deven writes:
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reliable. performs like sports car

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bad on gas

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Clean Looking Truck... — trucks in excellant shape. 78,000 kms. 5.4L Supercharges engine. functioning ram air hood. 20' chrome eagle rims. billet grills. k&n intake. side exit exhaust. suede and leather interior. alpine screen.

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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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2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Reviews

Very Impressed By 17jeremy

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. Bu... Read More

Great Truck By USFOpinion

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 off... 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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