Originally Posted by special k
ya. i really like everything about the 09 f150 but the 6 speed trans, i like the 5 speed in the 04-08 much better. the 6 speed seems like it never really builds enough RPM's to get up and go before it up shifts. but other than that i really like it. much quieter better ride than the 04-08.
The 04-08s have a 4 speed (5 speed in the 3/4s and 1 tons, I think). The 6 speed gives you way way way better first gear, though.
Ford's problem is they program all their transmissions poorly.