In September 05 we bought our F-150. We needed a daily driver that could work hard. So Ford seemed to be the best choice. Friends and family pricing at the time helped too.
As time went on we began to realise what a fine dependable truck we have. Now she is over 8 years old. Has over 183,000 actual miles. This truck has been worked! Pulled a track hoe that when I returned it the rental place told me I over loaded my truck. I couldnt tell. Pulled like there wasn’t anything back there. Hauled; cars, old trucks, tactors, lumber, fire wood (stacked cab high) all like it was just another day. From day one she wasnt a pavement queen.
Now i’m not going to tell ya that she never broke down. Yes it has. However every failure was after we got home. So shes never left me stranded anywhere. Never ever been able to say that for any other vehicle we ever owned. In 8 years we have purchased for it the following; 2 batteries (only failure source ) 2 sets of tires, recently replaced the rear brakes, and a clutch. Yes the frount brakes are factory and soon needing replacement. Other than that just kept up the seceduled maintance. How is that for being “Ford Tough”?
Today I am a Truck Driver Instructor/ Volunteer Fire Fighter. Our F-150 takes me to work every day. It also takes me to every emergancy resopnce. I know that I can depend on her. I found out on a frozen cold dark night. We were needed. Truely neither sleet, snow, or very cold dark night could keep our F-150 from it’s emergancy responce, ( see photo ). I have had Chevrolet, Dodge, and other pick up trucks. None has ever came close to this one for quality, and dependability. So yes guess that makes me a Ford man. Would’nt want anything else to race the reaper with.
I tell my friends, ( that own other brands of trucks ) you cant buy my F-150. Go get you’re own. You just can’t sell you’re friends.