Man, I bought a very nice Ford F150 SuperCrew back in June. I was in love. Beautiful truck with all the toys. Now I am so ticked that I ever bought the thing. It has been sitting for the most part for 3 months now and every month I am shelling out almost $400 a month to the bank plus $90 in insurance just to look at it sitting in my driveway. The ignition system has 8 coils that sit right on top of the plugs and are controlled by the computer. It is a great system if it would work. 3 months ago the truck started missing really bad and cutting out. After a few days the SES light came on and I took it to Autozone to read the codes. Misfire on cylinder 6. I shelled out almost $100 for new plugs (which I really couldn't afford at the time) and replaced the coil. 3 days later, same thing only no SES light so no trouble codes. Things have been slow at work and I have been short on cash so it has been sitting every since. Ford wants almost $1000 to replace all the coils and track down the cause of the repeated coil failure. I obviously don't have the money for that, if I did, I would just go buy 8 new coils @ $60 each and hope for the best. Anyway, tonight I took all 8 coils off, replaced all 8 plugs, and tried to find the bad one. All 8 tested the same resistance within a very very narrow margin. I cleaned each one and put them back on. Oh yeah, did I mention what a pain this procedure is? You have to remove the fuel injectors and fuel rails not to mention many vaccume hoses and other items to perform the surgery. Anyway, after all was said and done I am still no better off than I was 3 months ago when the trouble started. Apparently this is a very very common problem. So much so that on F150.net there are over 150 post about this same trouble. A Ford mechanic on there told me he has changed thousands of them. He even referred to one customer with a Harley Davidson F150 that was having coils replaced monthly! My truck is out of warranty so I am screwed. I have to foot the bill. I have driven chevys and GM products to the 200,000 mile mark with fewer troubles than this. Worse yet, I still owe almost 15k on it. This gives a whole new meaning to Fix Or Repair Daily. Anyway, if any of you are considering a newer truck stay away from 98-03 Fords. The problem has apparently been corrected in 04 and newer or perhaps it just hasn't surfaced yet. And from what I have read, it is the same with Crown Vics and Mustangs. Both the 4.6 and the 5.4 engines have the problem. Ford denies it is an issue.