Regular-cab and SuperCab models may be fitted with either a 6. Even regular-cab models have access doors, albeit narrow ones. Tailgates on the 2004 models require less effort to open. On sale as an early 2004 model, the next F-150 has a new look, a wider track, four-wheel disc brakes, and new rack-and-pinion steering for both 4×2 and 4×4 models. Otherwise, the bed is a slab-sided Styleside design.
Perhaps the most noticeable element is the dip in each side window, created partly to improve mirror visibility but also to enhance the tough look. Torsional stiffness is claimed to be nine times better than that of the previous model. The SuperCab adds a three-place rear seat, and the four-door SuperCrew also has a three-place rear bench. The shocks need replacement with a lot of clunking on the test ride. One new body color is available for the 2004 season. Interior layouts vary according to the series.
Rear occupants sit on a three-place bench seat, creating six-passenger capacity. Safety Four-wheel antilock brakes, seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors and child-safety seat top-tether anchors will be standard. Conversing in the F-150 is easy because the cab is pleasantly quiet most of the time. The regular cabs and SuperCabs have access panels narrow rear doors on both sides, which are hinged at the rear and cannot be opened unless the front doors are open. It is your responsibility to evaluate your own safety and physical condition, or that of your clients, and to independently determine whether to perform, use or adapt any of the information or content in this video. Series designations are the same as before, but differences have been sharpened.
Ford claims that this regular-cab pickup can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5. No express or implied warranties of any type, including for example implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are made with respect to the information, or any use of the information, in this video. A power sliding rear window is offered for the first time. Short beds are available with flared fenders, called Flareside, which feature a small wraparound step on each side. A four-speed automatic is standard. The vehicle does shine from the outside but the interior showed signs of corrosion. The center armrest can flip upward, and a storage bin sits atop the instrument panel.
The cat needs a lot of care. Regular-cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew body styles are available. The Lariat models ride 18-inch tires, while other versions use 16- or 17-inch rubber. Like regular-cab and SuperCab models, the SuperCrew can be equipped with either a 231-hp, 4. Five trim levels are availa.
Even with the larger engine, the F-150 takes a little while to really get rolling, but when it does, it feels pretty powerful. Under the Hood The base F-150 engine is a 231-hp, 4. New power-down quarter windows go on SuperCab models; these are not the flip-out kind common on pickup trucks. The hood has been raised by 3 inches, the taillamps are taller, and the rear badge is larger. Lower rocker extensions and a side-exit exhaust are installed. Continue reading for information on the F-150. Rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models may be equipped with a 202-hp, 4.
Fitted with a supercharged 5. The Lariat models get large, round, bright-rimmed gauges, but those in other series differ. The F-150 Heritage is a less-expensive alternative to the new F-150. They recover quickly from large and small bumps. In the 2004 model year, Ford will continue to offer versions of the previous-generation F-150 model, now called the F-150 Heritage.
The F-150 Heritage is a less-expensive alternative to the new F-150. Continue reading for information on the F-150. SuperCab and SuperCrew versions can have a shorter, 5. What to look for when buying a 2004-2008 Ford F150 5. Driving Impressions Significantly more substantial in its redesigned form, the 2004 F-150 has a heavier, more solid feel than its predecessor. Both the regular cab and SuperCab extended cab have been stretched by 6 inches. The suspensions react more positively to pavement flaws, rebounding rapidly and only as far as necessary.
On sale as an early 2004 model, the next F-150 has a new look, a wider track, four-wheel disc brakes, and new rack-and-pinion steering for both 4×2 and 4×4 models. F-150 Heritage Instead of dropping the previous-generation, light-duty, full-size pickup altogether in favor of the new design, Ford decided to keep the old one around until mid-2004 or so. A chrome surround and honeycomb insert go on the Lariat trim level, but other grilles may be body colored. The center armrest is also missing, needs tires, brakes are about 50%. A dashboard switch activates an optional, electrically engaged transfer case. Some bold instrument panels feature metallic bands that wrap upward.
A five-speed-manual gearbox is standard, and a four-speed-automatic transmission is optional. Low-profile tires ride on unique 18-inch wheels. Vehicle Overview In addition to the redesigned F-150 and F-150 SuperCrew, Ford continues to market the previous-generation model, dubbed F-150 Heritage, as a 2004 model. F-150 SuperCrew SuperCrew versions of the redesigned F-150 full-size pickup have four, conventional, front-hinged doors. The car did not have heated seats.