Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: South Eastern Ontario
New used F150
I had an 98 F150 XLT 4x4 That got totaled at an intersection a week ago last Wednesday. In Ottawa. Very sad as I have owned it for 13 years.
I went so see a friend of mine who is a salesman at the local Ford dealer, he sold me the 98. And I checked the prices on new trucks. I find the costs eye watering. 30 K for a reg cab 4x4!!
But, they had just got in the night before a trade in, 2007 XL 5 speed standard 8 ft box, bare bones but with only 15,480 KM !!!! on it, owned buy and elderly gentleman bought and serviced at that dealer. This is a brand new 2007.
So I bought it on the spot for $10,688.66 all in and on the road and a full tank of gas. I picked it up on Saturday morning, and am very happy with it. I checked it out all over and under and it is mint. The oil on the dipstick is so clear, can hardly see it, and its not due for an oil change for another 2000 KM,
So the motor is a 4.2 V6. I an not really that familiar with these motors. I know the 98 foibles like exhaust manifolds cracking and brake rotor replacing issues, very difficult to get off.
Are there any issues I should be aware of on the 2007?
I have read that the motor is a bit of a dog, but I am not looking for uber power, just a good truck, like my dearly departed. I will miss the 4x4 though.