Second Pick-up I have owned-really like it but its a little too small in cab for a 6' 2" person-no storage at all in regular cab-wished I had the extended cab but I like the 7' bed. With 4.0 V6, barely gets 20 mpg, but it has power. With an eight year old in middle -it is too cramped! Ford should have made armrest into an add'l storage for CDs,etc. Rough ride-it was made for a Brinks Security truck with big tool chest on back-without the weight it bounces too much. But I still like it for carrying furniture and stuff!
I needed a small pickup that would fit next to my other car in a two-car garage. It's primary purpose is to bring home lumber from the home center. I needed the extended cab to serve the same purpose as a car's trunk; that is, I didn't need the space for passengers. This vehicle suits the primary requirements perfectly. I am pleased with the actual 20 mpg. combined city and highway. Since I do not intend to drive long distances, ride comfort is not that important. The seat cushions and suspension are both stiff. This would make a long trip over rough roads uncomfortable, but for my purposes it is tolerable. I have the V6 with automatic. Compared to other trucks of this size that I have owned over the years, I would say this one performs better than most in its class. I appreciate the quick response of both extra power and firm braking when needed. Steering is responsive. I have no major complaints yet, and it is doing everything I was needing a truck to do for me.
Great little truck, love the 4 door ext. cab. Regularly beats epa highway fuel economy which is 21mpg I have been getting 22 and 23 on the highway. My average econ with mixed driving is 20 mpg, mind you I drive a 4.0L V-6 with a Manual transmission. The max trailering weight is the only real disappointment. I wasn't aware that with the manual trans towing goes from near 6000lbs(Automatic) down to 3400lbs. But all in all good buy.