Insurance on Lightnings (Gen1) is typically dirt cheap.....the insurance companies I have ever used saw it as a regular F-150 rate-wise. But I do know it was in their systems as a "Lightning" due to the fact that their systems pick out the 8th digit of the VIN (R-code) and they have all stated "F-150 Lightning". I figure that if I evey need them on a claim, I'll have no problem standing up to 'em and making sure they treat it as an L and not a regular work truck.
My truck gets 13.5-14mpg around town and 17-19 out on the highway depending on speed. I've gotten 19 at a constant 55-60mph on a long trip, but 17-18 is more the norm for 72mph cruising. Beautiful thing is that all Lightnings have dual fuel tanks, so there's a nice range to 'em. That is, it's nice until you fill 'em up.....that hurts the wallet at one time.
Last edited by Thndrn_Lightning; 10-09-2002 at 01:13 PM.