While for many, the 1990s and 2000s don’t seem terribly long ago, the truth is, vehicles have changed a lot over the past couple of decades. Today’s new vehicles are more technologically advanced than ever before, which for some is a good thing, while others may long for the days of simpler modes of transportation. For the latter crowd, there are quite a few nice, low-mile pickups from that era up for sale these days, including a 1993 Ford F-150 Flareside with just 9k original miles, as well as a 1995 F-150 XLT with around 4k miles that have hit the auction block in recent months. Now, this 2003 Ford F-150 XLT up for grabs at Bring a Trailer keeps that trend going with a slightly newer version of the venerable pickup.
This 2003 Ford F-150 XLT has just 47k original miles on the clock, which is still a rather low figure for a 20-year-old vehicle, and it’s in rather excellent condition as well. On the outside, the truck’s Arizona Beige Metallic paint is mostly flawless, save for the typical blemishes, and it’s still equipped with its original 16-inch wheels, along with additions including a body-color hard shell bed cap, a spray-on bedliner, and a receiver hitch.
The same goes for the gently-used Medium Graphite cloth interior, which looks to be in very nice condition with no major flaws. This truck is also well-equipped with amenities including a twin split bench seat up front with a power-adjustable driver’s seat, power windows and locks, air conditioning, and a CD stereo.
Pop the hood, and one will find a familiar sight from this generation of the F-150 – the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.4L V8 Triton engine, which was factory-rated to produce 260 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Though it isn’t quite as perfect, well-equipped, or low in terms of mileage compared to some other F-150s we’ve seen at auction recently, this is truly a nice pickup, and one that will likely serve its new owner well for many years to come.