If Ford does one thing better than building tough trucks, it's selling them. Under the Hood A flexible-fuel version of the 5. A dashboard switch activates an optional electrically engaged transfer case. The SuperCrew is only available with a 5. Skip to details on the: Exterior Some F-150 styling touches were borrowed from the Mighty F-350 Tonka concept truck.
The vehicle does shine from the outside but the interior showed signs of corrosion. The cargo management system is dealer-installed and includes lockable storage bins that can hold 60 pounds. The 2008 Ford F-150 carries over with only minor exterior upgrades. Even with the larger engine, the F-150 takes a while to really get rolling — but when it does, it feels pretty powerful. Safety Four-wheel antilock brakes and front seat belt pretensioners are standard. On a serious note, the 2008 Ford F-150 cannot claim the most horsepower or torque in its class, an important bragging right for some truck owners. A power sliding rear window is offered.
The F-150 offers numerous trim levels, engine choices and bed and cab lengths. A new Lariat package, Lariat Limited, adds 22-inch wheels, a billet-style grille, stainless steel running boards and unique interior upholstery patterns. The center armrest is also missing, needs tires, brakes are about 50%. Heated seats being necessary as I am from Vermont. The full-size F-150 truck competes with the Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra pickups.
Heavier-duty F-250 and F-350 pickups are listed separately in the Cars. The F-150's silhouette is easy to spot, thanks to its tall bed wall about two inches taller than the previous-generation F-150. The combination of these features makes these the best-handling, best-riding F-150s to ever leave a Ford factory. A beefed-up version of the 4R75E automatic transmission has been assigned to handle the engine's added muscle. The Regular Cab features a set of small, rear-hinged doors that allow easy access to the narrow space behind the front seat. A chrome surround and honeycomb insert go on the Lariat trim level. Regular cabs and SuperCabs have narrow rear-hinged back doors — called access panels — on both sides.
They recover quickly from bumps. Regular cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew body styles are offered. Determined to keep the F-150 America's best-selling pickup, Ford continues to offer a dizzying array of configurations as well as a new 5. If you grew up driving older F-150 models 2004 or prior , you'll be duly impressed by the dead-on steering feel and straight-line tracking of today's F-150s. The full-size F-150 truck competes with the Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra pickups. The SuperCrew is only available with a 5. Small Rear Door Regular Cab models have a small rear door to help load items behind the back seat.
Ford says the system helps with hooking up a trailer. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard. We prefer the 300-horsepower 5. Short beds are available with flared fenders, called Flareside; otherwise, the bed is a slab-sided Styleside design. Rising fuel prices and a move toward smaller vehicles have forced the company to revise its 2008 F-150 line-up by offering more features and options with an aggressive new pricing strategy. A new Lariat package, Lariat Limited, adds 22-inch wheels, a billet-style grille, stainless steel running boards and unique interior upholstery patterns. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the F-150 in your area, so be sure to give it a look before you set out to buy.
SuperCab models can have a shorter, 5. Notable options include a 300-horsepower 5. Base Regular Cab models are powered by a tepid but fuel-efficient for a big truck V6. The F-150 SuperCrew is only offered with a 5. Gone are the long-familiar Ford power steering system and torsion bar front suspension; replacing them are a modern rack-and-pinion steering and front coil-over-shock suspension. All the contacts were very friendly and helpful.
Skip to details on the: Exterior Some F-150 styling touches were borrowed from the Mighty F-350 Tonka concept truck. We don't recommend this engine for towing or hauling heavy loads. Driving Impressions Significantly more substantial than its pre-2004 predecessor, the F-150 has a heavy, solid feel. Fleet buyers can opt for a mid-box cargo container that fits between the cab and the bed. A cargo management system is available on 2008 F-150s with the 6.
Vehicle Details The F-150's interior is as close to car-like as you'll find in any pickup. Stepped-design side windows improve mirror visibility and enhance the tough-truck look. The F-150 is expected to retain a better-than-average residual value, with the Super Cab models at the top of the chart, followed by the SuperCrew and then the Regular Cab. Two V-8s are available: a 248-hp 4. Interior layouts vary according to the series.
Rear occupants sit on a three-place bench seat. The cat needs a lot of care. For 2008, little has changed beyond the addition of options and packages. . The car did not have heated seats. Driving It Power is the name of the game when it comes to full-size trucks, and here Ford has made some significant advances.