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My biggest disappointment
Pros: Looks and cab space
Cons: The ride and handling.I had a F-150 Crew that I loved. Especially on trips with my daughters. Only problem was the crew cab. it was a little tight. The seats were great quality and the ride was as good as most of my sedans. But, it was 8 years old and had 80,000 miles. So, I traded it for a 2010, same model. The looks are great. But, that's where it stops. This vehicle is hard to steer, and rides rough even on a new highway. I took it back and was told that this is Fords new sports car ride, feel and handling.They admitted that they didn't like it either. I tried to give it back at 238 miles, but, was laughed at. I'm 82 and this may be my last vehicle. I'm not a happy camper.
Even better than imagined
Pros: the power, quiet engine and fuel economy
Cons: still getting used to the price tagHad the truck 2 weeks and then headed out on a 4000 mile towing vacation. It pulled my LQ horse trailer full of equipment and horses cross country and over mountain passes in 90+ degree heat without hesitation. Great fuel economy and a very comfortable ride. It's an amazing truck, Ford did their homework and produced a truck that can get the job done. The new hill descent assist was very handy coming out of the mountains.
Cons: bed sizeThis is one of the best overall vehichles I have owned. Good gas mileage for the size and plenty of power and the fantastic v-8 sound from my custom exhaust. It does every thing from hauling everything I need it to haul, with a custom extension I made for the hitch receiver, to taking up to 4 adults comfortably. It has a style of it's own and no other manufactuer can match it. I am totally dissapointed at Ford discontinuing the Sport Trac. It is different and fantastic. It has a great ride and comfort of a big truck without the huge size of an F-150. Love this truck, or SUT, as some call it!
F250 SD Alert
Cons: Fuel pumps, transmissionHigh pressure fuel pump has just been changed for the second time at a cost of $3800.00. Truck had 106,600 miles when the second pump failed, so we have averaged 50,000 miles for each one. Transmission continues to jerk between 2nd and 3rd gear occastionally and it has been reprogrammed only 3 times. When you release the brake pedal after coming to a dead stop, the trcuk jerks. I drive the truck like it's a baby so the issues are not from abuse.
One of the Best Vehicles left on the market
Cons: Electronics that the dealers can not fix when they breakI like the truck because it is one of the last vehicles that is still available with a manual transmission. It has remained as a compact truck that is the Exact size that I need to do what I do with a truck
Great little truck
Pros: Small and easy to get around in
Cons: small bed.Love the truck, but beds on these small trucks is really too little even with the tail gate down.