I’ve had a ’97 F150 for quite some time now; I inherited it from my father who bought it used years before that. I’m sad to admit, though, that when my Dad bought it, I gave him crap about it. “You shoulda bought a one-ton,” I said, “It won’t tow enough.” Well, after a few years of hauling and towing (things I probably shouldn’t have) and even taking trips in it, I’m a fan. It’s rated for towing over 8k, and I’ve personally pulled more than 11k with it before. It drives like a car thanks to the modern front suspension.
I’ve even almost come to accept the red interior.
But now I see the 2004+ redesigned model, and I can’t help but wonder if all the same stuff’s still there. While it’s just a personal opinion, I’m not fond of the little “dip” in the window — modelled, I’d assume, after the F250 and F350. But what about usability? Does this model stand up to the previous one? Or exceed it?
Let us know in comments.